My British wife and I (German) recently spent a few days in Grenoble with a couple of American friends. We found it to be a very nice City in a spectacular setting in the French Alps. The highlight for us was, however, an afternoon in the Bookworm Cafe. Great English tea (for my wife) and excellent coffee (for the Americans) in a very pleasant and friendly atmosphere. The owners Dawn and Denis certainly know how to make their customers feel at home. If you are after second hand English books, great home made cakes (for me) and a cuppa, or just a chat in English - this is the place to go.