Grenoble Local Customs

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    Tourist Office.

    by Dizzyhead Updated Jan 17, 2011

    You find the tourist office at Rue de la Rèpublique and they can provide you with maps, information papers and help you with other things too. It is very good to visit this office and get some information.

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    Friendly local man.

    by Dizzyhead Written Mar 28, 2010
    A friendly man on the train trip.

    I met this man on the train to Grenoble. He and I talked about all kind of stuff during our trip on the train. He asked me about Sweden, because he planed to go to my country. He wanted to see the north of Sweden. I gave him so much information I could, and he got my mail address too. It will be interesting if he will contact me again. I have forgotten his name now.

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    Catching the wild Dahu is ...

    by vinc_bilb Updated Jul 23, 2009

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    The dahu is a well known legendary creature, theme of jokes among natives or mountains wealthy city dwellers (with a somewhat arrogant attitude and a poor knowledge of the countryside).
    The mountaineers working as hunting guides would take advantage of the gullibility of some tourists to lure them into the "dahu hunt" (in french "chasse au dahu"). The supply of naive hunters had dried up, and the dahu hunt enjoyed a second life as a summer camp spoof.

    Recreational "dahu hunts" are sometimes organized as outdoor activities in France and Switzerland.

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    Merry-go-round

    by JLBG Written Apr 20, 2005

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    This old style Merry-go-round used to come here (in Place Grenette, in the center of the city) around Christmas, for a fee weeks. It seems that now, it stays from onr Christmas to the other ! I suppose there are enough customer for that !

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    Free entries to the museum

    by Klod5 Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    ENTER TO THE MUSEUM, IT IS FREE!

    Since January 1st, 2004, the departmental museums being a matter for the General Council of the Isere are free for all (Iserois and foreigners).
    Are concerned by this measure the 9 following establishments :
    - the museum of the Revolution française, Vizille
    - the departmental museum of Saint - Antoine the Abbey
    - the Hebert museum, La Tronche,
    - the museum Hector Berlioz, La Cote Saint-André,
    - the museum dauphinois, Grenoble,
    - the museum of the Resistance and the Deportation of the Isere, Grenoble,
    - the museum of the former Bishopric, Grenoble,
    - the museum of the white Coal, Lancey *
    - the archaeological museum / Church saint-Laurent (Grenoble) *,
    *ces last two museums being closed currently to the public for works.

    The free entry for all iserois in all departmental museums becomes a reality from January 2, 2004, after have been introduced previously since June 2001 for the claimants of employment, the young of less than 25 years and the first Sunday of every month for the set of the public, then spread January first, 2003 to every Wednesday.

    Here are eight departmental museums that will welcome you free therefore (the ninth, the archaeological museum of the church Saint-Laurent, being in works for two years).

    Of the black hours of the occupation at the life of Berlioz, nothing will be able to make obstacle more to your thirst of knowledge, of culture, of discovery.

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    Entrées gratuites au musée

    by Klod5 Updated Nov 1, 2004

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    ENTREZ AU MUSÉE, C'EST GRATUIT !

    Depuis le 1er janvier 2004, les musées départementaux relevant du Conseil Général de l'Isère sont gratuits pour tous (Isérois et non Isérois).
    Sont concernés par cette mesure les 9 établissements suivants :
    - le musée de la Révolution française, Vizille
    - le musée départemental de Saint-Antoine L'Abbaye
    - le musée Hébert, La Tronche,
    - le musée Hector Berlioz, La Cote Saint-André,
    - le musée dauphinois, Grenoble
    - le musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation de l'Isère, Grenoble
    - le musée de l'Ancien Evêché, Grenoble
    - le musée de la Houille blanche, Lancey*
    - le musée archéologique / Eglise saint-Laurent (Grenoble)*,
    *ces deux derniers musées étant actuellement fermés au public pour travaux.

    L'entrée gratuite pour tous les isérois dans tous les musées départementaux devient une réalité à partir du 2 janvier 2004, après avoir été préalablement introduite dès juin 2001 pour les demandeurs d'emploi, les jeunes de moins de 25 ans et le premier dimanche de chaque mois pour l'ensemble du public, puis étendue le premier janvier 2003 à tous les mercredis.

    Voici donc huit musées départementaux qui vous accueilleront gratuitement (le neuvième, le musée archéologique de l'Eglise Saint-Laurent, étant en travaux pour deux ans).

    Des heures noires de l'Occupation à la vie de Berlioz, rien ne pourra plus faire obstacle à votre soif de connaissance, de culture, de découverte.

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    Musée Stendhal

    by Klod5 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Mus��e Stendhal

    Visites organisées sur rendez-vous. Installé dans l'ancien Hôtel de Lesdiguières, puis Hôtel de Ville de Grenoble, le musée retrace la vie du grand écrivain. Les salons du XVIIIème siècle présentent les portraits de Stendhal, ceux de ses parents et amis, des autographes et des éditions originales de l'auteur de "le rouge et le noir".

    Ouverture : tous les jours de 14h à 18h (sauf le lundi).
    De Toussaint à Pâques, ouvert le samedi et le dimanche uniquement, de 14h à 18h.

    Horaires d'été : du 15 juillet au 15 septembre, de 9h à 12h et de 14h à 18h, sauf lundi et jours fériés.

    ENTREE GRATUITE

    Visits organized on appointment. Installed in the former Hotel of Lesdiguières, then city hall of Grenoble, the museum retraces the life of the big writer. The lounges of the XVIIIème century presents the portraits of Stendhal, those of his/her/its parents and friends, of the autographs and the original editions of the author of " the red and the black ".

    Opening: every day of 14h to 18h (except Monday).
    Of All Saints' Day at Easter, opened Saturday and Sunday solely, of 14h to 18h.

    Timetables of summer: of July 15 to September 15, of 9h to 12h and 14h to 18h, except Monday and holidays.

    FREE ENTRY

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    Musée des Automates de Grenoble

    by Klod5 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Photo : Mus��e des automates

    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.
    Visite animée.

    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.
    Animate visit.

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    Musée de l''Ancien Evéché

    by Klod5 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Mus��e de l''Ancien Ev��ch��

    Situé en plein centre de Grenoble, au coeur du quartier historique, le musée de l'ancien Evêché retrace l'histoire des hommes et d'un territoire, l'Isère, depuis la préhistoire jusqu'à nos jours.

    Le parcours de visite conduit le public sous le parvis de la Place Notre Dame à la découverte de l'enceinte romaine de la ville et du premier baptistère de Grenoble.

    Situated in full center of Grenoble, to the heart of the historic district, the museum of the former Bishopric retraces the history of the men and a territory, the Isère, since the prehistory until our days.

    The course of visit drives the public under the square of the Place Notre Dame to the discovery of the Roman surrounding wall of the city and the first baptistery of Grenoble.

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    Musée Archéologique - Eglise Saint-Laurent

    by Klod5 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Les collections proviennent des fouilles archéologiques effectuées sur le site et s'échelonnent du IIIème siècle après J.-C. à nos jours. Situé sur la rive droite de l'Isère, le musée présente des vestiges permettant de remonter le temps jusqu'aux origines du christianisme.
    Le musée est installé dans une église bénédictine du XIIème siècle. Découverte en 1803 par J. J. Champollion-Figeac, frère de l'égyptologue. L'église est un des premiers monuments classés en France, grâce à l'intervention de Prosper Mérimée, inspecteur des monuments historiques. Depuis 1978, une fouille systématique est menée dans le cadre d'un programme de recherche régional sur l'évolution des églises durant le Haut Moyen Age.

    The collections come from the archaeological excavations done on the site and space out themselves of the IIIème century after J. -C. on our days. Situated on the right strand of the Isère, the museum presents the vestiges permitting to carry up the time until the origins of Christianity.
    The museum is installed in a Benedictine church of the XIIth century. Discovered in 1803 by J. J. Champollion-Figeac, brother of the égyptologue. The church is one of the first monuments classified in France, thanks to the intervention of Prosper Mérimée, historic monument inspector. Since 1978, a systematic excavation is led Loud in the setting of a regional research program on the evolution of the churches during the Middle Aged

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    Museum of Grenoble

    by Klod5 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    The museum was founded in 1796 from the revolutionary seizures and the consignments of the state. Two curators played a role of first plan: Louis - Joseph Jay (1755-1836), that worked to the museum of 1796 to 1815 and that put it in place; Andry-Farcy, curator of 1919 to 1949, who constituted the collection of modern art of the museum.
    Constructs by Jean - Augustus Questel, the first building hit by the harmony of his/her/its volumes and the clarity of his/her/its plan. Before the increase of the collections, he/it yet became too tiny. The construction of a new infrastructure was unavoidable. Renovated by Olivier and Antoine Felix - Faure, Philippe Macary (architects) and Lorenzo Piqueras (loaded of the muséographie), the museum was inaugurated in January 1994.
    Historic continuity of the XIVe century on our days with the following strong points: paintings of history of the XVIIes and XVIIIes French centuries, set of four Zurbarans, Matisse and the fawn, abstraction and geometry, contemporary art since 1945.
    Themes of the collections
    Foreign antiques: Greek and Roman, Egyptians
    Modern and contemporary art
    Religious art (Numerous pictures of altars for the old art (to see Fine arts),)
    Decorative arts: Ceramic, Furniture
    Fine arts: Drawing, Engraving and Poster, Painting, Sculpture,
    Other collections: Millings

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    Musée de Grenoble

    by Klod5 Written Nov 1, 2004

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    Mus��e de Grenoble

    Le musée fut fondé en 1796 à partir des saisies révolutionnaires et des envois de l'Etat. Deux conservateurs ont joué un rôle de premier plan : Louis-Joseph Jay (1755-1836), qui travailla au musée de 1796 à 1815 et qui le mit en place ; Andry-Farcy, conservateur de 1919 à 1949, qui constitua la collection d'art moderne du musée.
    Construit par Jean-Auguste Questel, le premier bâtiment frappait par l'harmonie de ses volumes et la clarté de son plan. Devant l'augmentation des collections, il est pourtant devenu trop exigu. La construction d'une nouvelle infrastructure était inévitable. Rénové par Olivier et Antoine Félix-Faure, Philippe Macary (architectes) et Lorenzo Piqueras (chargé de la muséographie), le musée fut inauguré en janvier 1994.
    Continuité historique du XIVe siècle à nos jours avec les points forts suivants : peintures d'histoire des XVIIe et XVIIIe siècles français, ensemble de quatre Zurbaran, Matisse et les fauves, abstraction et géométrie, art contemporain depuis 1945.
    Thèmes des collections
    Antiquités etrangères : Grecques et romaines, Egyptiennes
    Art moderne et contemporain
    Art religieux (Nombreux tableaux d'autels pour l'art ancien (voir Beaux-Arts), )
    Arts décoratifs : Céramique, Mobilier
    Beaux-Arts : Dessin, Estampe et Affiche, Peinture, Sculpture
    Autres collections : Moulages

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    Le Jardin des Fontaines Petrifiantes

    by Klod5 Written Oct 27, 2004

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    Véritable jardin botanique où s'allient harmonieusement le minéral et le végétal pour le plus grand plaisir des sens.
    Ouvert depuis 1994, ce jeune jardin est déjà considéré comme un des plus gros jardins de France.

    Ce fut un véritable défi de redonner vie à d'anciennes tufières qui représentent un remarquable patrimoine naturel.
    Ce merveilleux jardin d'eau aura nécessité 2 ans de travaux, 400 tonnes de bois et près de 5000 tonnes de matériaux divers. Un véritable feu d'artifice floral s'offre aux yeux des visiteurs grâce aux quelques 18 000 plantes, arbres et arbustes.
    Un vaste tour du monde botanique avec plantes de rocailles, méditerranéennes, aquatiques et exotiques...

    Un autre aspect des plus insolites y est mis en évidence : une des nombreuses sources qui coulent dans le jardin a pour caractéristique de posséder un taux considérable de calcaire qui lui permet d'être à l'origine du processus particulier de la pétrification.
    Les merveilleux bassins de pierre qui ornent le site sont le résultat des 40 000 ans d'activité de cette eau. Sous cette source sont disposés de nombreux objets qui en quelques mois sont recouverts d'une pellicule de calcite. Ils sont ainsi transformés en véritables joyaux scintillants.

    Real botanical garden where allies the mineral and the plant harmoniously for the biggest pleasure of the senses.
    Open since 1994, this young garden is already considered like one thickest gardens of France.

    It was a real challenge to give back life to former tufières that represents a remarkable natural heritage.
    A vast tour of the botanical world with plants of rockeries, Mediterranean, aquatic and exotic...

    Another aspect of the most unusual is put there in evidence: one of the numerous sources that flows in the garden has for characteristic to possess a considerable rate of limestone that allows him to be to the origin of the particular process of the petrification.

    Ouverture :
    - Mai, septembre, octobre : tous les jours 10 à 18h.
    - Juin, juillet, août : de 10h à 18h30.

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    14-th of julifireworks at...

    by Jaco_Emmen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    14-th of juli

    fireworks at the northside of the city along the chanel starts at 11:45 and takes up to 45 minutes and is worth watching, accompanied by good music and many colours!

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    Although there are and have...

    by schielen Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Although there are and have been many foreign tourists in Valfréjus you will not find many people who speak an other language then French. The local people are very friendly and helpfull, so with a little effort this language-gap is never a problem.

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