One of the many perks about traveling in Europe is the accessibility of trains. After a few blissful days in Paris, my boyfriend and I decided to take a short and sweet detour to Grenoble. The southeastern French city is as picturesque as a postcard. Reminding me of South American landscape, seeing the mountains peeking over the city buildings was certainly a scenic backdrop.
Compared to Paris and other bustling cities, Grenoble is relatively low-key, which is part of its fascinating charm. After a quick walk through the city center, we ordered a few beers at a café, sat back and enjoyed our new surroundings. Later in the evening we revisited this spot and found groups of locals watching a film on the lawn. For a seemingly quiet city, Grenoble residents have a lively social life and welcoming community.
Simply walking through Grenoble filled me with much wanderlust. It wasn’t a destination I’d always dreamed of visiting but that’s part of the beauty of travel. You can never underestimate or rule a place out, as it might just become one of your favorite cities on earth. Before I knew it we were on our return train back to Paris and I was saying a smiling farewell to Grenoble’s green grass and mammoth mountains.
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