Tag Archives: Grenoblois

Celtic Connection St Patrick’s Day Celebration 2014

Live music on St Patricks Day
Traditional Irish music live – Flynn Band at St Patricks Day festivities 2013

Caroline West of Celtic Connection gives us the lowdown on this year’s St Patrick’s Day celebrations and a timely reminder of the association’s activities throughout the year. Continue reading Celtic Connection St Patrick’s Day Celebration 2014

Bargain basement skiing – how, where and when to track it down

Where to go? Christa Gimblett points us in the right direction

Grenoble Life ski reporter Christa Gimblett gives the lowdown on budget skiing options in good time for the upcoming season. Continue reading Bargain basement skiing – how, where and when to track it down

Shut up shops – Grenoble on a Sunday

Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple shares a few photos and reflections on the Grenoble’s defaced shop fronts and the transformation of the city on a Sunday. Continue reading Shut up shops – Grenoble on a Sunday

The history of Grenoble in two short blogs (part I)

Grenoble in 1944

Want to impress your friends with your knowledge of Grenoble’s past? John Lubbock has condensed the history of the city into two short blogs so that you can show off about how much you know. Continue reading The history of Grenoble in two short blogs (part I)

Divine experience for foodies at ‘Les Halles Sainte Claire’

Les Halles Sainte Claire, Grenoble

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”.

Continue reading Divine experience for foodies at ‘Les Halles Sainte Claire’

What do YOU love about Grenoble?

Gratin dauphinois. Photo: Marylise Doctrinal

It’s a no-brainer really. Grenoble Life wants your comments about favourite things to see, do, eat and drink in Grenoble and its surroundings. Continue reading What do YOU love about Grenoble?

Don’t stress: it’s France!

Xavier Darcos announces plans to combat stress in the workplace. Photo: Ministère: Travail, Solidarité, Ville
Xavier Darcos announces plans to combat stress in the workplace. Photo: Ministère: Travail, Solidarité, Ville

James Dalrymple of Grenoble Life asks why the French – despite sleeping more and living longer than everyone else – are so stressed. Apparently the French government wants to know too … Continue reading Don’t stress: it’s France!

Never say never! An Aussie job-searching in Grenoble

Map of Grenoble. Photo: Ambrosiana Pictures (G)
Map of Grenoble - check!. Photo: Ambrosiana Pictures (G)

Shonah Kennedy – aka Miss Shonah – is an experienced and qualified ESL teacher from Australia. She has agreed to share with Grenoble Life the highs and lows of looking for work in Grenoble as a non-EU citizen. Continue reading Never say never! An Aussie job-searching in Grenoble

Gym’ll fix it

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Fitness centre, probably the ‘Somebody’s Converted Garage’ kind. Photo: nicolasnova

Arriving in Grenoble, the city of sport, the athlete is in his element. The great outdoors, the mountains, the forests – the city seems to almost breathe healthy sporting activity. Indeed, it is not unheard of for some employees to finish at 4pm, rucksack in hand and head off for a three-hour mountain trek. Sources remain anonymous. Even the slightly sofa-attached of us, when confronted daily by rakish cyclists in skin-tight neon or the love affair that is a Grenoblois and his Quechua, may sometimes dream of sunny hikes and lazy bike rides. And as summer approaches, the thought of baring a British body next to all those sculpted French sportifs can indeed get one thinking about taking up some kind of sporting activity. Continue reading Gym’ll fix it