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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

Grenoble, Un climat à part – interview with Guilhem Martin

Grenoble in Winter seen from the Moucherotte. Photo © Michel Giordani

We meet Guilhem Martin, author of Grenoble, Un climat à part, a new book detailing his passionate observations of extraordinary weather phenomena in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading Grenoble, Un climat à part — interview with Guilhem Martin

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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Footprints in Grenoble – first impressions

Grenoble depuis "la montée de Chalemont". Photo: FrenchHope

In the first part of her blog Footprints in Grenoble, American student Aleigha Page shares her first impressions of studying abroad in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading Footprints in Grenoble – first impressions

Mid-season escape to Bourg d’Oisans

Photo: Vickie Allen

Vickie Allen takes a break from the slopes of Alpe d’Huez and heads off walking in Bourg d’Oisans.

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Winter is on its way… apparently!

photo: Vickie Allen

Vickie Allen reports on the snow – or lack of it – at Alpe d’Huez, and gives her tips for winter sports enthusiasts on how to predict the weather. Continue reading Winter is on its way… apparently!

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

Get on your bike!

 

Bikes, St Laurent. Photo: James Dalrymple
Bikes, St Laurent. Photo: James Dalrymple

New resident Shonah Kennedy – aka Miss Shonah – gets around Grenoble en vélo. She encourages you to do the same. Here is her guide to enjoying and surviving your daily bicycle commute in the Capital of the Alps. Continue reading Get on your bike!

Don’t stress: it’s France!

Xavier Darcos announces plans to combat stress in the workplace. Photo: Ministère: Travail, Solidarité, Ville
Xavier Darcos announces plans to combat stress in the workplace. Photo: Ministère: Travail, Solidarité, Ville

James Dalrymple of Grenoble Life asks why the French – despite sleeping more and living longer than everyone else – are so stressed. Apparently the French government wants to know too … Continue reading Don’t stress: it’s France!

Le plateau des Petites Roches, la cascade des Dioux, le Moulin de Porte Traine

1. The plateau of St Hilaire, where the Coupe Icare takes place
1. The plateau of St Hilaire, where the Coupe Icare takes place

Suzanne Bonnefond is an enthusiastic amateur photographer and contributor to the Grenoble Life gallery. In the first of a series of posts on local walks, she takes us to a ruined mill near St Hilaire du Touvet. Continue reading Le plateau des Petites Roches, la cascade des Dioux, le Moulin de Porte Traine