Our trip began with a train ride from the Paris airport to the darling city of Grenoble. It is situated at the base of the French Alps, and has just the beauty and charm that I was hoping for!
I must have taken a zillion pictures of windows/flower boxes/pretty shutters and this one was one of my favorites... the best part was the view of the Rhone River and the Alps!
We really wanted to take those gondolas up to the restaurant in the mountains, but since it was a Sunday night, they had closed early. :(
It was a dreary day for viewing mountain tops, but I still took a picture of this big one looming over the city.
We came across the coolest little cafe that had set up a bunch of big screen TVs outside with their tables, so that their customers could watch the European Cup (Soccer). The Spain fans were quite abundant, and that night we fell asleep to people screaming "Espana!" from the streets. One of the biggest challenges of being in France was not being able to speak the language, and every time we heard or met Spanish speakers, we had this overwhelming sense of relief that we could actually communicate with somebody!