Little La Mure

Sautet Lake, in the road from La Mure to Corps by Teosaurio

This article was written by Global Graduates, published on 15th February 2010 and has been read 3714 times.

La Mure, France - small, quiet, mountains, snow, pretty  Living in a small place like La Mure, I felt like I'd exhausted the things to do there after 9 months. I thought that integrating and immersing myself into the local community and culture was the hardest challenge of the stay - but by far the most rewarding. After a few weeks, you start to feel at ease with the place. The people are really welcoming and there is a real feeling of a close community and pride over the surrounding area. La Mure is a very small commuter town with very little night life but great access to the 'outdoors'. I was able to travel very easily using Grenoble as a hub.  Places I visited included Paris, Geneva, Marseille, and many parts of the Rhône-Alps.

Useful local words: 'Tarif étudiant', 'rital'.

What not to pack: Cutlery.

What to pack: Some good travel writing.

Couldn't have done without: My passport and student card.

Word of advice: Expect the unexpected regarding Assistantship placements, be brave, don't turn down any invites and enjoy yourself.

TM, French, Bristol University

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