Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple met with Grenoble’s foremost English theatre group, Upstage, to find out about their 20th anniversary plans. Here is what he has to report. Continue reading Upstage marks 20th anniversary with 39 Steps
Grenoble Life’s Christina Rebuffet-Broadus walks Les Halles Sainte Claire, Grenoble’s foremost covered market and former convent, now site to a “divine experience of another kind”.
Marion Lhuillier is chief librarian of the International Public Library (Bibliothèque Municipale Internationale) in Grenoble. She kindly agreed to answer our questions about the library’s services, her background and why she loves Grenoble. Continue reading Welcome in seven languages! The International Public Library in Grenoble
Kelly Rigotti writes Almost Frugal, a blog about being smart with your spending, saving and money goals. As probably the only American living in France writing about frugal living, we invited her to share her personal finance tips for her adopted home town of Grenoble. Part I in the series is about food.
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?