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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...

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...

Where H & M meets eco-friendly shopping: La Caserne de Bonne opens Sept. 15

Where H & M meets eco-friendly shopping: La Caserne de Bonne opens Sept. 15 September 14, 2010 | Events, What's New | Read More
Model images of the new Caserne de Bonne shopping center Let’s get ready to welcome Grenoble’s newest baby: La Caserne de Bonne. This place opens September 15, 2010 and might just lure more than a few shoppers out of the Grand’Place mall. One thing’s for sure, with a large H&M,...

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...

Put your bike in a big wooden crate with MétroVélo boxes

Put your bike in a big wooden crate with MétroVélo boxes August 31, 2010 | Travel Tips, What's New | Read More
Hoisting a bike into a MétroVélo box In the past few days, I have noticed strange wooden boxes popping up around the city. A temporary housing solution to the massive influx of students? An eco-friendly holding station for tram frauders? These boxes boggled my mind until one day… As I waited...
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