Take a break from skiing and head through scenic mountainous landscapes to the city of Grenoble for a day get-away. Drive in an Luxury Van, it will take you just over an hour.
When you get to Grenoble, head for the lovely Bastille Hill. Travel up to the top by cable car in a fun plastic bubble. At 260m above the town, the views are panoramic. See the ancient fortifications and the memorial to those who fought in World War II. Discover the delightful Parc Paul Mistral with extensive lawns and tree-lined avenues.
Art lovers must not miss the Art Museum which showcases works by Picasso and an original Andy Warhol. The Musée Dauphinois lies on the hillside overlooking the water. It houses an fascinating exhibition about the people and lifestyle of the historic province of Dauphiné.
Historians will be thrilled at the Museum of Resistance and Deportation which showcases the story of the French resistance during World War II in the Alps. Stop for a bite at the Restaurant Les Terrasses, it boasts two Michelin stars!
After lunch, explore the Palace of the Parliament of Dauphiné and the Cathedral. Then head for the Victor Hugo tramway station. This trendy area is full of small winding streets that hide boutique-style shops and quaint cafés.
Take a drive 25km north west to the Caves de la Chartreuse where the famous liqueur is made by the Carthusian Monks. They claim to have the largest liqueur cellar in the world. Take a tour and end your day sipping a local liqueur while you watch the sun set over this stunning landscape.