Although nowhere can officially assert capital status over the Alps Mountain range, Grenoble can make a pretty good claim. Due to its prime location at the foot of the Alps, Grenoble Airport serves a host of ski resorts and towns around the Rhone-Alps region, as well as the beautiful city of Grenoble itself, which makes car hire from Grenoble Airport very popular. Grenoble is a stunning city adorned with an incredible natural landscape, which you can survey in all its glory from the top of the Bastille. Grenoble Airport is 45km northwest of the city on the A48, so hiring a car at Grenoble Airport is particularly advantageous in terms of transfers.