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An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

Bhargav in Grenoble … one year on

We catch up with Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan, one year after his arrival in Grenoble from India to do a Master’s degree in engineering.  Continue reading An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

How to ask French people to slow down when they speak

Talking too fast? Photo: mediamolecule

Géraldine Lepère of Comme une Française shares her tips on how newcomers to Grenoble can get their French interlocuteurs to speak more slowly. Continue reading How to ask French people to slow down when they speak

Experience Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Grenoble

photo by milopeng

Year abroad student and yoga teacher Liam Lewis shares his views on Grenoble’s sporting culture and invites you to join him for a session of Ashtanga Vinyasa. Read on to find out more!

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Resolution No.1: Improve my French for real

‘Resolutions and goals.’ Photo by creepyed

Marie Verrey shares her tips with those Grenoble-based expats for whom improving their French features top of their New Year’s resolutions. Continue reading Resolution No.1: Improve my French for real

Laïcité, faith, and freedom of speech the French way

Charlie Hebdo fait la une. A detail from the front page of ‘Le Parisien’ newspaper, 20th Sept, 2012

Miracle Maid is a Bilingual British Blogger based in the Grésivaudan who writes and rants in French and English. She shares a recent post with Grenoble Life. Continue reading Laïcité, faith, and freedom of speech the French way

Grenoble – an Indian’s view

Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan in Grenoble

Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan has come to Grenoble from India to do a Master’s in engineering. He shares his first impressions of life in the Captial of the Alps from an Indian perspective.

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5 tips to help your kids integrate into their new French school

Salle de classe. Photo by letrusko

Just in time for la rentrée, French teacher Marie Verrey shares her top tips for newly arrived expats hoping to integrate their children into the French school system. Continue reading 5 tips to help your kids integrate into their new French school

‘Dumb art’ in Grenoble

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Stéphanie Jagou takes us on a photographic tour of Grenoble’s hidden treasures from the Art Nouveau movement, otherwise known as ‘dumb art.’

 

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Buying a home in Grenoble? A French mortgage guide

Dream home for sale? Photo: austinevan

Steven Grover of The Spectrum IFA Group guides us around the basic facts of buying property in France. Continue reading Buying a home in Grenoble? A French mortgage guide

A guide to living abroad in Grenoble

A subjective view of Grenoble? Photo: Dave Peake
Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple reviews Aurelia d’Andrea’s guidebook Moon Living Abroad in France, which features, among many other useful insights into all things Gallic, a chapter on the Capital of the Alps.