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5 French Christmas gifts to take back home

Almost Christmas! Photo by Emmanuel Bourgeois

Géraldine Lepère of Comme une Française gives us an (almost) seasonal hand choosing French xmas gifts for the “folks back home”. Continue reading 5 French Christmas gifts to take back home

The opening thoughts of a future Erasmus student

Michael Hansford in action. Photo: Abbie Felton (http://feltonsfotos.weebly.com)

Erasmus student Michael Hansford anticipates life in the Capital of the Alps, where he will be studying at Université Pierre Mendes France and playing for the Centaures de Grenoble American football team.  Continue reading The opening thoughts of a future Erasmus student

‘A Township Story’ and beyond – an interview with Suzanne Porter

Suzanne Porter at work

Grenoble Life’s Shonah Wraith talks to photographer Suzanne Porter about her career, the experience that changed her life and her plans for a future in Grenoble.

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Grenoble Life meets Grenoble Daily Photo

Grenoble Life’s James Dalrymple talks to blogger-photographer extraordinaire Gaëlle Brunet about Grenoble Daily Photo, music photography and her upcoming exhibition at Musée Dauphinois. Continue reading Grenoble Life meets Grenoble Daily Photo

Skiing in June? You bet!

Skiing in June? You bet! Photo: Christa Gimblett

Grenoble Life ski reporter Christa Gimblett has some good news for those of us sweltering in the valley: there is still some snow left to ski. Continue reading Skiing in June? You bet!

Le Shag, c’est quoi ?

Le Shag, c'est quoi ?
Le Shag, c'est quoi ?

Call me childish, but I thought I’d bring this amusingly monikered Seyssinet café to your attention. Shag, it seems, is not just a rude British word for, um, something rude, but also a style of swing (no, not that swing) dance originating in New York in the jazz age of the 20s and 30s. Thus, it seems Shag Café is less debauched than sniggering ignoramuses such as I may suggest but is in fact an Art Deco restaurant and ballroom. Let me know if you’ve been and can tell us what shag is like! Or, just to satisfy my child-like sense of humour, send me details of other businesses in the Grenoble area or beyond which might have unintentionally comic appellations. Continue reading Le Shag, c’est quoi ?