""The twin city of Innsbruck" --- but french :)" Grenoble Favorite Tip by iris2002

Grenoble General: 50 reviews and 50 photos

by iris2002

Favorite thing: bit of history on the go ...

The city has been known under different names through time:

Cularo when the Allobroges built strong walls around the small town in the 3rd Century.
Gratianopolis after 380 when the Emperor Gratian visited the city and had the walls improved.

After the collapse of the Roman Empire the city was part of the first Burgundian kingdom, until it was taken by Clotaire I, king of the Franks and a son of Clovis.

Later on, it progressively passed into the possession of the Carolingian kings, then the second Burgundian kingdom of Arles and finally became a possession of the counts of Vienne, whose title, "Dauphin", gave the region its traditional name: Dauphin?.

Grenoble was the capital of the Dauphin?, a province of France since 1349, when the last Dauphin of Vienne sold the region to France, on condition that the heir to the French crown use the title of Dauphin. (thanks wikipedia)

Fondest memory: YUMMI

Boulangerie & Patisserie C&P Gaudillot >>>> heaven for sweet tooths !!!

Review Helpfulness: 2.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Apr 10, 2006
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