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Experience in Grenoble, France by Lisa

Published by Guillet-Lomat Lisa — 2 years ago

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What is it like to live in Grenoble? Would you recommend it? What is the city like?

I advise to do the Via Ferratta, which is climbing, and the visit in small street which leaves from the place Grenette to make the tour of the city. Grand Place is a very nice shopping centre for an outing with friends. The alpexpo is a large indoor venue that hosts events all year round. The ice rink is very funny. I also like cinemas are also convivial places.

What is the student lifestyle like in Grenoble?

Grenoble is a university town, students occupy a large place. Student life can be very active if you get involved. Students are entitled to a lot of sports and cultural activities through the university. In addition, there are many student gatherings and there is always an opportunity to meet new people.

How much does it cost to live in Grenoble?

Housing and food is expensive. Fortunately, housing prices are more affordable in university residences. On the other hand, many entertainments such as the cinema or theatre offer student rates, as well as some services such as public transport.

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Is it difficult to find accommodation in Grenoble? Is there any advice you can give?

A student accommodation can cost between 300 and 600 euros per month but it is necessary to go very early, in mid-July, to find the housing at the best price

What is the food like? What are your favourite dishes?

The food is very diverse. There are more and more restaurants specialising in vegetarian or vegan food. Ditto for supermarkets. But you can easily eat meat. There is a multitude of Indian fast food, but also kebabs and restaurants that offer foreign dishes, including oriental. The regional dishes have a lot of cheese, expect to find it a little everywhere. The regional dish by excellence is Gratin Daufinois, but my favourite is Gratin de Ravioles.

What places would you recommend visiting in Grenoble?

The cable car bubbles of Grenoble, to go up to the Bastille, are to do at least once. If you like hiking, go up to Bastille on foot is also very good. museums are all to see. Two major museums, the Museum of Grenoble and the Museum of the Old Eveche, offer temporary exhibitions of art that are often very interesting. The natural history museum and the plant garden are also very beautiful. Not to mention once a year, the big party in the place Hubert Hubert Dubedou that brings all Grenoble together for a month.

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Is it good to eat out in Grenoble? Can you tell us your favourite spots?

In the little street of Clercs, near the place Grenette, there are small fast food places very pleasant that I frequent often. We can first cross frozen yogurts, then a cookie shop that has existed since I was small and is still as good. They recently added a bubble tee shop. Finally, at the end of the street is the best when you come to rue Lafaillette, Natural Delice, which serves smoothies, panini and fabulous salads. But also waffles and pancakes. This is where I will always eat with my friends and family. In the Place aux Herbes, the restaurant Bread and Company is my favourite for large meals, brunch and hot chocolate. Finally, if you find the tiny street Diodore Rahoult in summer, you will also find the best icecream shop I've seen.

Is the nightlife good in Grenoble? Where is good to go?

Grenoble is not very safe at night during the week, except Thursdays where student nights are held. The streets are closed later on the weekend and the day of the music festival, June 21 and another party on July 14. Most events are held during the day. Except in December, where the Christmas market Place Victor Hugo is very pleasant at night.

What advice would you give future students heading to Grenoble?

Feel free to go out and visit. You can also go out of Grenoble, there are many beautiful things to see and transport is easy to take.

Do not hesitate to ask for help, many young people speak English. Avoid areas of low traffic and above all always keep your identity card or a photocopy on you, security is very applied, especially in transport.

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