Well we made it to Grenoble and are staying at the Novotel Nord Voreppe on the outskirts of Grenoble, between Vercors and Chartreuse.
The Novotel is a basic 3 star comfortable hotel but the funny thing is that when we were booking in a couple ahead of us with their pet dog asked for the best room rates. The attendant advised that it would be 90.00 € for the room for the couple and an extra 11.00 € for the dog (pets are allowed to stay in hotel rooms in France)
When it was our turn to book the room rate was also 90.00 € for the two girls and 11.00 € extra for the third person, (that’s me) the same rate as for the dog. I didn’t know how to take that and stayed up all night licking and scratching.
The view of the massif, as seen from the room, gives some sign of the mountains and plateaus that are in this area.