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Photo Friday: Grenoble’s whacked-out campus

Photo Friday: Grenoble’s whacked-out campus September 10, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Photo by Christina Rebuffet-Broadus How do they expect anyone to be able to concentrate with such whacked-out architecture all around? Grenoble’s campus was built in the 1960s (maybe that explains it) to look like an American campus. What do you think? Between the eye-numbing zigzags, the rocky...

Photo Friday: Hiking at Charmant Som, just outside of Grenoble

Photo Friday: Hiking at Charmant Som, just outside of Grenoble September 3, 2010 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
By Christina Rebuffet-Broadus Within a half hour’s drive from the city, imagine hiking up to this view. Charmant Som can easily be reached by car (meaning the mountain roads aren’t too narrow and winding) and gives you this kind of view of the mountains surrounding Grenoble. Plus, you’ve...

Gliding through the air over Grenoble

Gliding through the air over Grenoble August 11, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
Paragliding over the Gresivaudan valley “One. Two. Three. Run!” I followed Gaby’s orders since the mountain ended only a few feet in front of us and we had to get off the ground. He literally had my life strapped to the front of him, so I would have to lead us off. I barreled towards the edge,...

Visiting Grenoble in English with a great guide

Visiting Grenoble in English with a great guide July 28, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
A fortified entrance to the Bastille Earlier this week, you discovered the fun of visiting Grenoble with an audioguide. If technology isn’t your thing or you just like seeing the person responsible for your first contact with a new place, there’s good news. The Grenoble tourism office also...

Friday Photo: The Bubbles arrive at the Bastille

Friday Photo: The Bubbles arrive at the Bastille July 23, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The Bubbles, one of Grenoble‘s most famous attractions, pull into the upper station of the Bastille fortified site. The Bubbles take riders from 208 meters in altitude below to 472 meters in altitude at arrival. The cables stretch 700 meters and float over the Isère river and its quais, the Musée...

Friday Photo: The St. Eynard mountain from the Bastille

Friday Photo: The St. Eynard mountain from the Bastille July 16, 2010 | Things to Do | Read More
The Bastille fort gives visitors a panorama of Grenoble, but also of the surrounding mountains.  The Saint Eynard mountain, also fortified, towers over the Bastille and tree-dotted suburbs of Grenoble. Do you think the people there sleep better at night knowing two old forts keep watch over them?...