You must find them out! Don't...
You must find them out! Don't get me wrong, I'm not a kind of sexual psychopathic: the point is that in Grenoble there's this huge community of double-barrelled guns, always organizing kinky parties and they gave me one of most amazing experience I've had in my short life. check it. Them and their queen, la dauphinoise.....
Parc Paul Mistral, sculpture by Guadagnucci
"Pousse de marbre" (marble sprout) by Gigi Guadagnucci
Guadagnucci was born in 1915 in Castagnetola, a village close to Carrare. He followed the family tradition and soon worked on marble. In 1936, for political reasons, he seeked shelter in France. He took a active part in the "maquis" of the Alps. In the 50s, he went back to Italy and finally settled in Paris but shares his time between Paris and Carrare. He is the master of marble carving
The 1968 Winter Olympic games in Grenoble required housings for the athletes and their coaches.
Maurice Novarina, a young architect that represented a modern architecture was chosen. He had to conceive 1,800 lodgings that should fit for the athletes and their coach but that should later be transformed into a district for social lodging, student apartments, home for young workers.
In order to make a "village look", he chose to build low buildings (4 levels) with wooden loggias and linked by footpath with a few 15 levels towers on the outskirts, in order to give enough lodging. There are collective services (schools, day nurseries, etc…) and free space so that it is not a "Grand Ensemble"
Musée des Automates de Grenoble
Hommage à Jacques de Vaucanson avec "ANAS", le mystérieux canard mécanique de Frédéric Vidoni.
"Le rêve à portée de vos yeux"
Automates, boîtes à musique, orgues de barbarie, pianos mécaniques, oiseaux siffleurs, marionnettes, objets animés, photos, dessins, peintures.
Histoires, petits contes originaux et exclusifs.
Ludique - interactif - où le sérieux et l'humour se côtoient agréablement, ainsi que l'historique et l'imaginaire.
Durée de la visite : 1 heure tous publics, groupes, scolaires, tous âges.
Ouvert tous les jours de 14H à 18H30.
Possibilité de visite le matin sur rendez-vous.
Homage to Jacques of Vaucanson with " ANA ", the mysterious mechanical duck of Frédéric Vidoni.
" The dream within reach of your eyes "
Automatons, boxes to music, organs of barbarism, mechanical pianos, birds whistlers, puppets, animate objects, photos, drawings, paintings,.
Histories, small original and exclusive tales.
Playful - interactive - where the seriousness and the humor coast themselves pleasantly, as well as the historic and the imaginary.
Lasted of the visit: 1 hour all publics, groups, school, all ages.
Open every day of 14H to 18H30.
Possibility of visit the morning on appointment.
Col de Porte
About 25 Km outside Grenoble, up a mountainside, or so it seemed. I was taken there by taxi, and we travelled through clouds, emerging at the peak, where there is almost nothing but a hotel.
But it is a great place from which to explore the area. In winter, you have the choice of downhill or cross country ski-ing, and in warmer weather, it is a pleasant walk to the Chartresue Monestry, where you can try the local brew before returning to you base.