Monday, May 3, 2010

The St. Hilaire de Touvet Funicular Near Grenoble

The St. Hilaire de Touvet Funicular, located near Grenoble, is the second steepest funicular in Europe at an amazing 86% grade. It was built in the 1920's to reach a sanitarium being constructed at the top of the mountain. It's only 40 minutes from our house so we took a ride on it one day. The views from the top are amazing and it's a great place for hang gliders to jump off and have a nice ride down. In fact, every September they have a competition which is a sight to behold!  Here are a few photos of the experience.
Ride this funicular yourself on our Tours!






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