On 23rd July, thousands of people from all over the world came to the city which is located in the middle of the French Alps.
They all have the same goal of the 20th stage Tour 2011 and enjoy the beauty of small town amid the Alps Mountains. Grenoble city residents accustomed to attending, receive, even those serving thousands of guests. Traffic regulation, pathways for pedestrians, have all been well prepared with no security settings are striking especially excessive, but still safe.
Grenoble is a city in southeastern France, located 560 kilometers from the city of Paris, 100 km from Lyon, and 280 km from Marseille. In this city, two main rivers meet at the foot of Alpine Mountains, namely rivers Drac and Isere River. Therefore, cities in Rhone-Alpes region sometimes referred to as the capital of Isere, also the capital of the French Alps.
The city was once hosted the 10Th winter Olympics in 1968. So proximity to the sport been established long enough. The city also known as nanotechnology industrial base in french, so economically residents in this city have an above decent standard of living.
Although relatively, have a small number of population, Amaury Sport Organisation as Tour organizers said on its website, in the city and suburbs there are 130 sports facilities are used by 2.3 million people throughout the year. Grenoble holds more than 2,000 events annually, with about 13 million Euro grant support. Grenoble since 1995 has been named as a “Sports City” for all.
Grenoble had substantial reason to make himself as a sports city. Through sports, a growing sense of togetherness of all the citizens, this creates a sense of love and a sense of belonging. So all the them actively participated in efforts to continue to advance the welfare of the city and the entire population in the city. Their motto is sport for all, by all.
Location of the town surrounded by mountain peaks, north to south in the Chartreuse, Vercors to the west, and east Beledonne. Made this city chose mountain sports as the main attraction for tourists, winter or summer. There are more than 20 stations for ski built around the city. So also the locations for rock climbing, hiking paths, as well as paragliding launch sites.