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French expressions and their English counterparts

“Battre froid,” or “giving someone the cold shoulder”

We catch up with Grenoble-based writer Thora van Male to discuss her forthcoming book, Quand les cochons sauront voler, on French idioms and their English equivalents.  Continue reading French expressions and their English counterparts

VSArt looking for artists, musicians, volunteers

A VSArt essential oils workshop

VSArt, an association that brings cultural opportunities to disadvantaged and elderly people, is looking for artists and musicians or just “folks with a big heart, some spoken French and a little time to devote to others, occasionally.” Meredith Charreyron explains. Continue reading VSArt looking for artists, musicians, volunteers

‘Is It Running?’ – Grenoble via Brazil, Angola and Iran

A detail from the ‘Is It Running?’ poster

We talk to Laura Mollica, the Brazilian filmmaker behind ‘Is It Running?’, a moving documentary about Grenoble from the perspective of students from a variety of backgrounds, from Iran to Angola. Continue reading ‘Is It Running?’ – Grenoble via Brazil, Angola and Iran

An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

Bhargav in Grenoble … one year on

We catch up with Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan, one year after his arrival in Grenoble from India to do a Master’s degree in engineering.  Continue reading An Indian’s view of Grenoble … one year on

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

International Grenoble – expat life in the Capital of the Alps

The Bastille, Grenoble, photo by demiante

Considering living and working in France? Read on for the lowdown on what makes Grenoble a great destination for expats.

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Experience Ashtanga Vinyasa Yoga in Grenoble

photo by milopeng

Year abroad student and yoga teacher Liam Lewis shares his views on Grenoble’s sporting culture and invites you to join him for a session of Ashtanga Vinyasa. Read on to find out more!

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TESOL France Grenoble: bringing English teachers together

TESOL swap-shoppers holding up their copies of Teaching Times


Grenoble Life speaks to Christina Rebuffet-Broadus, Grenoble’s TESOL France regional coordinator about some upcoming events and the benefits of being involved in teaching associations.

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Grenoble – an Indian’s view

Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan in Grenoble

Bhargav Prasanna Swaminathan has come to Grenoble from India to do a Master’s in engineering. He shares his first impressions of life in the Captial of the Alps from an Indian perspective.

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Piccadilly Time for English groceries in Grenoble

The Piccadilly Time website

We talk to Véronique Mangin and Sarah Pradel of Piccadilly Time, a new online business based in Grenoble selling British goodies. Continue reading Piccadilly Time for English groceries in Grenoble