Out of the ordinary…
As Paul Michoud, vice-president of
the chamber of tourism, Paul Mistral, mayor of Grenoble and
Léon Martin, its
successor, wished, a tourist-oriented cable-car is built in
1934, on the slopes of the hill located on the left bank of
the Isère river. This was
going to be the first urban cable-car in the world. Since then, the Bastille site has been
a privileged walking destination for the inhabitants of Grenoble
as well as the tourists.
Since its opening in 1934, more than 16 million people have
traveled in the cable-car. With an average activity of more than 300,000
visitors per year and nearly 4,000 hours of annual opening
( the French average in the sector being 1,200), the Grenoble-Bastille
cable-car shows outstanding performances.
Thanks to the renewal of the Bastille,
to the great energy shown by the staff and by the associates,
the activity record – which
dates back to 1957 with 243,266 passengers - was broken! In
2011, 325 000 people rode the cable-car!
Both the running of the site and the efforts
put in favor of good quality have been rewarded in March 2003
by the certification NF EN ISO.
Maximum 6 persons per "bubble".