Sunday, March 13, 2011

Visit to Grenoble, France

Our research group has a colaboration with a group in France and the past week we visited them in Grenoble. Grenoble is a beautiful city in southeastern France at the foot of the French Alps. The city is also known in France as the 'Capital of the Alps'. The city is overlooked by a fortification, the 'Bastille', which is built on/inside the mountain slope and dates from the middle ages. Although we had quite a crammed work-week, our group took the opportunity to climb the slope to the Bastille and enjoy a wonderfull French dinner of
foie gras, duck, and some good wine at the restaurant on top. The next day we visited the morning market where we bought very nice Saucisson and French cheese (with names that I never heard before) directly from their makers.  :)

Here are some pics.

The Alps from the streets of Grenoble

The Bastille from below

The view from halfway up to the top of the Basille

Looking down

The cable cars known as 'Les Bulles'

The view from the top

A beautiful sunset


Next morning at the market checking out the cheeses


p.s. next week more on the food from France


  1. Ons het na die foto's gekyk. Is 'n baie mooi land. Die kaas lyk so lekker dat ek sommer honger is. Dankie liefde Mamma en Alwyn

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