From March 14 to 21 I was in Grenoble, France. It’s been a long time since I’ve been in France, the last was Paris when I was a very young teenager. This was new France to me. Mr H and I stayed at our friend, Hannah’s, place. She’s been living in Grenoble for 9 months now, so was a brilliant guide.
This was the breakdown of the stay catalogued by my Facebook updates :) Will be creating more posts on our foodie journey in Grenoble.
Grenoble, France – Day 1: Got off the train too early, saved by public transport and Hannah. Cable car up to the Bastille to do some wine tasting, cable car back down to the Irish Pub for more wine (& strong beer), crisps and chatter. Walk to a restaurant for too much wine and food. Tram to watch some folks swing dance. Run for the tram to get back. Success.
Grenoble, France – Day 2: Wander around the historical sites of Grenoble, lunch at Bistro Romain,wine at Irish bar, dinner Couscous with mutton (and extremely fast French) and then more wine at Ace of Spades. Wine is so cheap, but so good. I am in heaven.
Grenoble, France – Day 3: A walk in the woods, art exhibition on neurons, le Dîner de cons, Italian for dinner and an evening wander around the city. French is a hard language, need to learn the correct pronounciation for l’eau.
Grenoble, France – Day 4: Musée de la Résistance et de la Déportation, attacking a duck-ish sandwich on the main street, Musée De Grenoble, staring at beautiful artworks and making fun of others, buying earrings and rings in little shops, dinner at Crêperie (and wine!) before singing our way home… I own ‘Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone’ in English, German and, as of today, French.
Grenoble, France – Day 5: Cycling by the Isere river, doing a bit of shopping then sitting in a cafe at Place Saint-Andre working on ink sketches.
Grenoble, France – Day 6: Quiet day, sitting in cafes and parks observing French behaviour and culture, overdosing on beef during lunch and then cheese during dinner before meeting some lovely people at the Druid’s.
Grenoble, France – Day 7: Cable car up the Bastille, visiting the caves and then a drink at the terrace enjoying the amazing views. Lunch at Les Archer, tasty Moules Mariniere…Back after a night at the Druid’s watching England v France Rugby. England lost, but such a great atmos, the French are such a lovely bunch!