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Berlioz in Grenoble

Berlioz’s Grenoble

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    Grenoble like all major cities has continuously developed and expanded since its creation; it has certainly changed considerably since Berlioz’s time. The pictures on this page show general views of Grenoble and some of the locations connected with Berlioz, notably the Saint-Eynard and the River Isère.

Berlioz’s Grenoble in pictures

    All the modern photos reproduced on this page were taken by Michel Austin in August 2009; other pictures have been scanned from postcards and engravings in our own collection. © Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin. All rights of reproduction reserved.

1. Grenoble in times past

General view of Grenoble and the Isère ca. 1865
Grenoble 1865

(Large view)

The soldiers on the right corner of the picture are standing on one of the winding terraces of the Bastille and Rabot fortifications which dominate the city (see also the next two pictures).

General view of Grenoble and the Isère in 1880
Grenoble 1880

(Large view)

This contemporary photo in our own collection shows the Rabot and la Bastille Forts and the Mont-Jalla.

The Isère Quay at Grenoble in 1888
Grenoble 1888

(Large view)

The above postcard reproduces a water colour painting by Joséphine Fesser (1819-1891), a close friend and supporter of Jongkind. Jongkind lived in La Côte Saint-André from 1878 until his death in 1891, and painted scenes from La Côte and its countryside.

General view of Grenoble, the Isère
and Church of Saint-André – ca. 1890
Grenoble 1890

(Large view)

General view of Grenoble, the Isère
and Church of Saint-André – ca. 1890
Grenoble 1890

(Large view)

The Isère Département and the city of Grenboble in 1903
Département 1903

(Large view)

The Isère River with the Saint-Eynard in the distance
– early 20th century
The Isère

(Large view)

Place Saint-André – Church of Saint-André
– early 20th century
 Place Saint-André

(Large view)

The statue in front of the Church is that of Pierre Terrail de Bayard, known as the Chevalier Bayard.

The Museum-Library of Grenoble – ca. 1904
The Museum-Library

(Large view)

The Prefecture
The Prefecture

(Large view

The Grenoble Railway Station in 1918
Railway station 1918

(Large view)

The Isère River and Téléphérique station, with
the Belledonne in the distance, in 1962
Téléphérique 1962

(Large view)

2. Grenoble in our time

The views of Grenoble displayed below have been taken from inside the Téléphérique cable cars or the terraces of the fortifications on the hilltop. 

General view of Grenoble in 2009
Grenoble

(Large view)

General view of Grenoble
– confluence of the rivers Drac and Isère
Grenoble

(Large view)

The Isère River
The Isère

(Large view)

Grenoble

(Large view)

Grenoble

(Large view)

Grenoble

(Large view)

Grenoble Museum
Grenoble Museum

(Large view)

The Isère River with the Saint-Eynard in the distance
Saint-Eynard

(Large view)

The old Convent of the Visitation on the hill overlooking Grenoble
Convent of the Visitation

(Large view)

Close-up view of the Convent of the Visitation
Convent of the Visitation

(Large view)

Téléphérique station on the hilltop
Téléphérique

(Large view)

The Téléphérique station on the other side of the Isère is where Rue Hector Berlioz joins the bank of the river.

Téléphérique cable cars
Téléphérique

(Large view)

The Hector Berlioz Website was created by Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin on 18 July 1997;
Berlioz in Grenoble page created on 11 December 2008; this page created on 6 December 2009; enlarged on 15 January 2013.

© Monir Tayeb and Michel Austin for all the pictures and information on this page.

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