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1968, Perfect 10 Mar 18

Well, no place is perfect, perhaps, but Grenoble, France is pretty close. The skiing is great. Summers are beautiful, both weather and scenery. Not to mention two rivers and four Universities. They call their town “The Capital of the Alps.” I personally think some folks in Switzerland might beg to differ, but, hey, that’s PR for you.

This is the Olympics where Peggy Fleming won America’s heart in women’s figure skating, not least because she won the US gold.

Peggy Fleming

Jean-Claude Killy won all the men’s alpine skiing events, one win controversial when someone who beat his time was later disqualified.

But about vacationing in Grenoble. Scenery galore. Sights galore, history galore. (The French Revolution started here.) Oh, yes, caf├ęs galore. I’ll recommend Le Leyritz on Place Vaucanson, an old-style French brasserie, its walls plastered with black-and-white photos of old movie stars. But you can find great atmosphere about anywhere. They cook pretty well, in France. Better cooks than bobsled run builders: The bobsled runs had to be held before sunrise because they couldn’t keep the ice from melting during the day.

So call one of our Serenity agents and book a room. Toast the Olympics for me.

When you return, come back to this site and brag about it.