Tag Archives: Open House

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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A guide to living abroad in Grenoble

A subjective view of Grenoble? Photo: Dave Peake
Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple reviews Aurelia d’Andrea’s guidebook Moon Living Abroad in France, which features, among many other useful insights into all things Gallic, a chapter on the Capital of the Alps.

France Etats-Unis – fostering social exchange in Grenoble

'Raquette nocturne' with Association France Etats-Unis

April Buchanan of Association France Etats-Uni talks to Grenoble Life about getting together with the “internationally-minded” for picnics, museum visits and full-moon raquette nocturne. Continue reading France Etats-Unis – fostering social exchange in Grenoble

Babel in the heart of Grenoble

A map to Association Babel

Claire Bryars is President of Babel, a language and cultural exchange association in the centre of Grenoble. She tells us about the organisation, its activities and its history. Continue reading Babel in the heart of Grenoble

Anglophone Grenoble, a rough guide

Just landed in Grenoble? Don't worry, there's a club for you. Photo: Guillaume Brialon

Just landed in Grenoble? Grenoble Life editor James Dalrymple gives his rough guide to Grenoble’s expat clubs and Anglophone businesses and services. Continue reading Anglophone Grenoble, a rough guide

abc anglais – new English speaking playgroup in Grenoble

 

Parents and their Toddler Talkers enjoying a story. Helen McEwan is second from left
Parents and their Toddler Talkers enjoying a story. Helen McEwan is second from left

abc anglais is a brand new English speaking playgroup in Grenoble for the youngest of children and their parents no matter where you are from. Mums, dads, toddlers and babies are totally immersed in an English-speaking environment during the session, joining in the nursery rhymes and songs, listening to favourite stories, playing age-appropriate games as well as taking part in art and craft activities all conducted in English. It’s run by me, Helen McEwan, a UK qualified Speech and Language Therapist and experienced English language teacher. Continue reading abc anglais — new English speaking playgroup in Grenoble

“Bringing people and books together” – an interview with Clare Smears

From The Side. Photo: Patrick Gage
From The Side. Photo: Patrick Gage

Clare Smears runs the English Library at Babel in Grenoble. Grenoble Life wanted to know more about the library collection, the book groups and her background. Continue reading “Bringing people and books together” – an interview with Clare Smears

Psychotherapy and art therapy in Grenoble – an interview with Elizabeth Stone Matho

Elizabeth Stone Matho
Elizabeth Stone Matho

Elizabeth Stone Matho is an American psychotherapist and art therapist, psychoanalytically trained, with a private practice in Grenoble. She has written on the use of art and creativity as therapy for children and sufferers of medical illness and trauma. Grenoble Life wanted to learn more … Continue reading Psychotherapy and art therapy in Grenoble — an interview with Elizabeth Stone Matho

“A natural love of all things stimulating to the senses” – an interview with Amy Cannata

Amy in a lavender field in Provence
Amy in a lavender field in Provence

Amy Cannata is from Chicago and has been living in Grenoble for almost four years. Her previous occupations include art educator, early-childhood educator and interior designer, but now she is setting up her own aromatherapy business. Grenoble Life wanted to know more.
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Networking in France, American style

WWNG. Left to Right: Joelle Millery, Sara Freitas-Maltaverne, Mickey Farrance, Claire Cudrey, Kelly Rigotti
WWNG. Left to Right: Joelle Millery, Sara Freitas-Maltaverne, Mickey Farrance, Claire Cudrey, Kelly Rigotti

by Mickey Farrance

When I moved from my native New York to California in 1980, I knew almost no-one in my new place. Twenty years later, when I moved from California to Grenoble, I left behind the extensive network of friends, colleagues, and business associates I had acquired during my time there. And I knew no-one here in Grenoble – time to start over! Continue reading Networking in France, American style