All posts by James Dalrymple

French expressions and their English counterparts

“Battre froid,” or “giving someone the cold shoulder”

We catch up with Grenoble-based writer Thora van Male to discuss her forthcoming book, Quand les cochons sauront voler, on French idioms and their English equivalents.  Continue reading French expressions and their English counterparts

Football in Grenoble with a Latin flavour

Los Latinos official team photo

We talk to Los Latinos, a Grenoble-based amateur football team featuring players of 10 different nationalities. Continue reading Football in Grenoble with a Latin flavour

Introducing … Bienvenue Grenoble

Bienvenue Grenoble

We talk to Bienvenue Grenoble, a new organisation that offers a range of activities aimed at helping newcomers feel welcome in Grenoble. Continue reading Introducing … Bienvenue Grenoble

‘Is It Running?’ – Grenoble via Brazil, Angola and Iran

A detail from the ‘Is It Running?’ poster

We talk to Laura Mollica, the Brazilian filmmaker behind ‘Is It Running?’, a moving documentary about Grenoble from the perspective of students from a variety of backgrounds, from Iran to Angola. Continue reading ‘Is It Running?’ – Grenoble via Brazil, Angola and Iran

International Grenoble – expat life in the Capital of the Alps

The Bastille, Grenoble, photo by demiante

Considering living and working in France? Read on for the lowdown on what makes Grenoble a great destination for expats.

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e-montage: English-speaking car servicing where “customer is king”

François Lemaire of e-montage

François Lemaire of e-montage talks to Grenoble Life about his new local business offering flexible car servicing and repairs in English or French, and about starting out as an entrepreneur in the Capital of the Alps.

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European wheelchair basketball cup comes to Grenoble

Photo: mvongrue

Gillian Gover tells us about the benefits of Gières basketball club, which is bringing the European wheelchair basketball cup to the Grenoble area this March.

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Upstage 2013 presents ‘Black Comedy’ and ‘Rêverie’

Black Comedy flyer

We talk to David Simpson and Julie Valade of Upstage about the upcoming production of Black Comedy and a one-off performance of Rêverie. The Life and Loves of Claude Debussy. Continue reading Upstage 2013 presents ‘Black Comedy’ and ‘Rêverie’

I am a number – interview with Jean Michel Ortholand

‘Je suis un numéro’ by Jean Michel Ortholand

We catch up with Grenoble-based artist Jean Michel Ortholand to talk about his new exhibition Je suis un numéro, running at Galerie L’Etranger until 27 February. Continue reading I am a number — interview with Jean Michel Ortholand

TESOL France Grenoble: bringing English teachers together

TESOL swap-shoppers holding up their copies of Teaching Times


Grenoble Life speaks to Christina Rebuffet-Broadus, Grenoble’s TESOL France regional coordinator about some upcoming events and the benefits of being involved in teaching associations.

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