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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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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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

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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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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

Europole CSI Panto presents … Cinderella

Cindarella poster (detail)

Mandy Besson shares news of Cité Scolaire Internationale’s annual pantomime production, this year to be Cinderella.  Continue reading Europole CSI Panto presents … Cinderella

Grenoble, Un climat à part – interview with Guilhem Martin

Grenoble in Winter seen from the Moucherotte. Photo © Michel Giordani

We meet Guilhem Martin, author of Grenoble, Un climat à part, a new book detailing his passionate observations of extraordinary weather phenomena in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading Grenoble, Un climat à part — interview with Guilhem Martin

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