Tag Archives: London

Grenoble Life meets The Cake Shop’s Paul Waters

Paul Waters at The Cake Shop

Grenoble Life meets Paul Waters, The Cake Shop‘s young British pâtissier, to ask him about leaving the UK to make British and American style cakes in France. Continue reading Grenoble Life meets The Cake Shop’s Paul Waters

Interview: Judith Bouvard, Dean of Grenoble Graduate School of Business

Judith Bouvard, Dean of Grenoble Graduate School of Business

Grenoble Life talks to Judith Bouvard, Dean of Grenoble Graduate School of Business, about her background, the changing business and training environment in France, and why students should consider coming to Grenoble. Continue reading Interview: Judith Bouvard, Dean of Grenoble Graduate School of Business

Travel around the world

Bernard Denis
Bernard Denis

Bernard Denis is a doctor and cardiologist, and was Head of the department of cardiology at the Hôpital A. Michallon in Grenoble. Now retired, he enjoys writing short stories in English. Grenoble Life invited him to submit this one, Travel around the world. Continue reading Travel around the world

Sightseeing around Grenoble

A barn in Vercors
A barn in Vercors

Suzanne Bonnefond is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and contributor to the Grenoble Life gallery. A long-term resident of the Grenoble who has also lived in Paris and London, she kindly agreed to share her sightseeing photos around Grenoble. Continue reading Sightseeing around Grenoble

Welcome in seven languages! The International Public Library in Grenoble

Welcome in seven languages
Welcome in seven languages

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

‘On the Buses’ – Transport in Grenoble

Tag bus in action! Photo: Ambrosiana Pictures (G)
Tag bus in action! Photo: Ambrosiana Pictures (G)

In previous article for Grenoble Life I bemoaned France’s rather particular brand of service culture, in some instances comparing it unfavourably to the UK. However, there are certain aspects of life in France in which the nation seems to defeat us Brits with an effortless and dismissive Gallic slap: transport. Whether it be the gleaming speedways they call les autoroutes, the super-fast TGV trains or local bus networks that operate with the kind of clockwork, almost Teutonic punctuality – getting around in France can make Britain seem grimly backward in comparison.  Continue reading ‘On the Buses’ — Transport in Grenoble

‘Open to interpretation’ – an interview with Benjamin Penin

Ben interpreting for Anand Gokani (great grandson of Mahatma Ghandi)
Ben interpreting for Anand Gokani (great grandson of Mahatma Gandhi)

 

Benjamin Penin swapped sunny Manchester for downtown Grenoble in 2002 to pursue his dreams of living in the Alps and becoming a freelance translator.  Grenoble Life wanted to find out more … Continue reading ‘Open to interpretation’ — an interview with Benjamin Penin