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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...

Photo Friday: Oh yeah! Bon appétit!

Photo Friday: Oh yeah! Bon appétit! October 8, 2010 | Food | Read More
Diots and crozets As the temperatures start dropping here in Grenoble, the food starts getting heartier and heartier. That’s why this hefty serving of diots and crozets looks like it’ll stick to your ribs, kind of like a first layer of natural insulation to get ready for winter. In case diots...

Surviving le déjeuner: How to eat like a local

Surviving le déjeuner: How to eat like a local October 5, 2010 | Travel Tips | Read More
The daily specials Authors, bloggers (yours truly included), and journalists have spilled a lot of ink over the ordeal of eating in France. Some can’t fill their stories with enough gushy superlatives while others lament that eating in France just ain’t what it used to be. Gastronomic...

Photo Friday: Autumn falls on Grenoble

Photo Friday: Autumn falls on Grenoble October 1, 2010 | What's New | Read More
Photo by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus Although I duly celebrated the first day of fall more than a week ago with a steamy bowl of soupe à la courge (a sort of pumpkin-squash soup), this park full of crisp leaves made this week feel extra autumn-y. It’s kind of hidden away, in the park of Grenoble’s...

France goes on strike (again) this Thursday, Sept. 23

France goes on strike (again) this Thursday, Sept. 23 September 21, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Get ready to see this all over France on Sept. 23 Here we go again! After the Sept. 7  and 15 strikes earlier this month, France’s biggest unions are calling for a second “day of mobilization” this Thursday. Call it the only way for the people to defend their rights or a big pain in...

Photo Friday: Gettin’ some shop on at La Caserne

Photo Friday: Gettin’ some shop on at La Caserne September 17, 2010 | What's New | Read More
The outside gallery of La Caserne de Bonne Last Wednesday, La Caserne de Bonne shopping center opened its doors (step back in time and preview the opening if you want to build a little bone-tingling suspense…) While I like excitement, I wanted to steer clear of opening-day mobs but get there before...
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