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    Snowboarding!!! Mind you, the...

    by mvladivostok Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Snowboarding!!! Mind you, the french call it surfing... There are loads of resorts just a couple hours away from the city. It really is an amazing experience, and it's never too late to learn!
    The feeling of speed... It takes a little wihle to get used to having your feet stuck to a board, but once you get the feel for it, nobody's going to stop you! And don't worry too much about falling - the snow's soft enough!

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    Grenoble is a vibrant town,...

    by cissou7 Written Aug 25, 2002

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    Grenoble is a vibrant town, there are lots of things to do and see. Most of them are organised by young people during their studies.
    You can find several info and links on:
    http://www.grenoble-isere-tourisme. You can also go on the official web site of Grenoble:
    http://www.ville-grenoble.fr/
    This summer there is a special congress dealing with young scientists, you will find all the details on: http://www.ccsti-grenoble.org/actu/adec44/une.htm
    Le hockey sur glace.
    Grenoble has a famous team: 'les bruleurs de loup' and if you do not have attend a match, do not miss one of them!

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    The main reason for coming...

    by Raquelle Written Aug 25, 2002

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    The main reason for coming here in the winter is to go skiing/snowboarding. This is a must (even if you can't ski). The nursery slopes are the main place to start before being brave and going up the ski lift. I never actually managed it onto the ski lift as I was not good enough :-(
    You do have to watch yourself while practicing here as the snowboarders and skiings come shooting down of the slopes and cut you up (or collide into you!)

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  • Don't get me wrong now!!! Snow...

    by some_clown Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Don't get me wrong now!!! Snow is not the only element in this part of France!! Summers are actually very nice and warm...

    When it is so, just stroll around the city center. There is a really nice and large pedestrian district so you're not bothered by cars. The very center of the city is the most interesting, at least architecturally speaking.

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  • Go skiing!! The closest ski...

    by some_clown Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Go skiing!! The closest ski resorts are only an hour away from the city! There's different types of resorts in the area.
    In the northern Alps (in Haute Savoie) are the cosy ones that were built around villages. These resorts were started by the farmers who had to have a revenue during the winter.

    In Savoie --a bit down in the South-- the resorts are huge and very commercially oriented (if that makes any sense!). The most famous ones are Tignes, Val d'Isere, La Plagne, etc. The number of slopes is amazing -goes up to over 200 slopes!- and most of these resorts offer a year-round service.

    If you go further South, you'll get to the southern Alps and smaller resorts. They are the ones being the closest to Grenoble. L'Alpes d'Huez, Les 2 Alpes and Les Sept Laux being the most famous ones. The latter is actually very a nice one --good orientation, big enough for not having to do the same slope twice in a day, and usually very sunny.

    The GUC --the students' sports association-- has very good deals in usually fairly good ski resorts such as Les 2 Alpes. If you're not a student or if you're only in Grenoble for a week or two, there are associations in town proposing day trips in big ski resorts for a very good price --transportation and ski pass included.
    Enjoy the snow!!

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    Chartreuse Cellars

    by albert34 Written Oct 31, 2009

    The Chartreuse Cellars are in Voiron,a village at 20 minutes by train.The cellars are near the railways station and the visit is free.Besides you can watch and interesting 3D-film and exhibition.

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    Brocantes

    by albert34 Written Oct 31, 2009

    This is a french word for flea market.It happens a few times a year by the old streets near the Cathedral.

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    La Place Grenette

    by Caniko Written Sep 17, 2007

    It is square from midlle age, now it is one of the shopping area with lots of cafes around. Galerie Lafayetye, A&C are in that square.
    Fontaine aux Dauphins was built in 1826 by sculptor Sappey

    Fontaine aux Dauphins Narrow streets open to the square.
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    • Architecture

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    The Alps

    by Emmjai Written Jun 11, 2003

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    You can't really miss them, (unless the weather is poor) as the city is surrounded by them. The biggest on in the distance is Mont Blanc, but where ever you look, they are there.

    The Alps
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    • Hiking and Walking
    • Skiing and Boarding

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    Take an hour or two's break...

    by Raquelle Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Take an hour or two's break from skiing and take a look at the beautiful surroundings. We took some great pictures at different locations around the resort.

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  • Grenoble is cut into two parts...

    by some_clown Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Grenoble is cut into two parts by the River Isere...it definitely adds to the natural charms of the city. The pizzerias on the northern quays get very crowded during the summer.

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  • Place du Tribunal is a very...

    by some_clown Written Aug 24, 2002

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    Place du Tribunal is a very nice place to linger at during sunny days. It gets very busy at nights during the summer.

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