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From the Grenoble Life archives

What archives used to look like before the digital revolution. Photo by dolescum

Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple delves into the archives to relive some of the highs and lows of the past few years online in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading From the Grenoble Life archives

5 things I learnt teaching English in Grenoble

Essential Questions. Photo: banlon1964

Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple shares five pearls of wisdom gleaned from teaching English to professionals in the city. Continue reading 5 things I learnt teaching English in Grenoble

Grenoble: a food lover’s paradise?

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Some like it hot !

One of the first things people associate with France is food and wine. But is it really as good as the French would like us to believe? Or have they been resting on their laurels? Joking about the poor quality of British food is something of a habit I have with my students, an ice-breaker that animates most French: but coming from a capital city the size and status of London I was honestly underwhelmed by the dining experience when I arrived in Grenoble. Now, however, food is one of the aspects of British culture that I do not miss in the slightest. Occasionally I get pangs of nostalgia for a full English breakfast – particularly, as they are conspicuously absent from supermarket shelves: bacon, British-style sausages and baked beans – and other novelty items such as hot cross buns, scones and, um, Marmite (try convincing the French to eat that!). Happily enough Britain is not so far away that I can’t indulge in some of these ‘delicacies’ once in a while and, in the case of the Full English, sometimes regret. Continue reading Grenoble: a food lover’s paradise?