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Photo Friday: Grenoble gets ready for Christmas

Photo Friday: Grenoble gets ready for Christmas December 4, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Photo by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus Around 40 cm of snow dumped on Grenoble this past week, giving two things to the city: one heck of a traffic jam and a very Christmas-y atmosphere. Seeing these two snow-flocked trees along the road made the hour-long creep to the office a little more bearable! With...

Riding around Grenoble: An Interview with the president of Ride Spirit Attitude

Riding around Grenoble: An Interview with the president of Ride Spirit Attitude December 1, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Photo courtesy of Didier Lafitte With all the snow that’s been falling on Grenoble, it’s hard not to just desert the office for a day on the pistes. Since that may not be possible, here’s something to get you a little closer to the slopes while waiting for the weekend–an interview...

Friday Photo: Once a library, once a museum, now just plain pretty!

Friday Photo: Once a library, once a museum, now just plain pretty! November 19, 2010 | What's New | Read More
This Friday photo is actually three photos, in honor of the Alpine Regionalism Book Fair that starts today. The giant bookworm meeting takes place, fittingly, in the old museum-library, which today is a small urban-planning museum. Before actually getting to the reading room to spend my entire weekend...

Get an eye-full of snow at Grenoble’s mountain film festival

Get an eye-full of snow at Grenoble’s mountain film festival November 16, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The official poster for this year's festival The 12th Mountain Film Festival and Meeting is being held in Grenoble from November 15-19 at the Summum. This event always attracts mountain fanatics–this year, 3,000 spectators are expected to experience mountain magic every night for an entire...

A totally biased selection of fun French music

A totally biased selection of fun French music October 12, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
Zazie at the Musilac Festival in nearby Aix les Bains When I was learning French, it was hard to enjoy the language outside the classroom (I know, I’m a total nerd). You can’t really go around talking to yourself, but you can sing to yourself—in the car, in the shower, when it’s just you and...