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How to ask French people to slow down when they speak

Talking too fast? Photo: mediamolecule

Géraldine Lepère of Comme une Française shares her tips on how newcomers to Grenoble can get their French interlocuteurs to speak more slowly. Continue reading How to ask French people to slow down when they speak

‘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