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An Expat Talks about Living in Grenoble, France

What is the name of the city or town that you are reporting on?

Grenoble

How long have you lived there?

1 year

What activities, clubs and organizations would you recommend to newcomers to help them meet others?

In Grenoble, Open House is nothing short of fantastic. They are English-speakers of all nationalities and French joining together for varied activities. All ages and interests are served. From hiking to book clubs to baby and toddler groups, there is something for everyone. They maintain lists of recommendations and services with English speaking providers. Find more info at http://www.geocities.com/open_house_grenoble/

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What are the main industries in this city? What types of career opportunities commonly exist? How do most people find new jobs?

High tech, heavy industry and education prevail.

In general, what are peoples' priorities in this city? For example, do lives revolve around work, family, socializing, sports, etc.?

Grenoble is very outdoors oriented. Skiing and hiking are big, since it's in the mountains. There are many cultural-music, dance, theatre-opportunities as well.

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If a friend of yours was thinking of moving to this city or town from far away, what other advice would you give them.

If you've never lived in France, get ready for the red tape for everything. Grenoble has great public transport and is a very liveable city.

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