Travel Blogs from Les Gets
... caught a local train to Chamonix proper and checked back into the Grand Hotel des Alps, our original starting point, where we were repatriated with our luggage. The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the hotel and waking the busy streets of Chamonix. Checkout tomorrow and we start our journey to Paris via a B&B in ...
... our way to le Peuty, passing a heard of cows and our first goats. As the day was supposed to be a pleasant hike (14km, 2500ft) and feeling bad about missing the Fenetre d'Arpette the day before, we bumped into some fellow travellers who said they were heading to the col de Balme as well but rather were going via the Chalet de glacier. This was an hour from our current location, back up the mountain (and 45 minutes from our days original starting point!). Not to ...
We ended up getting to the hotel at about 8 PM, so didn't have time to go back into town for dinner and to see the city. It was a bit of a bugger considering we won't have time tomorrow as we are at CERN all day. Instead, we went next door to a nice Italian place. I had an awesome risotto, and many of the others got other fantastic looking pasta dishes and pizzas.
Now that I know how to read the boat schedule, getting back home was a snap! The boats themselves are very comfortable, the weather, we think, has been amazing and we've reveled in sitting on the boats outside watching the flag wave in the background. The waters are dark deep blue, and the steam ships happily engage any boat enthusiast!
It is without a doubt that the Olympic Museum is worth a visit when in Lausanne!
... at one stage he just left the bus and rushed into a building site to use their loo!!! such is life!!!
The view from the lakeside of Mont Blanc looked very inviting and had we had a little more time we would have done a bus trip up there but alas it is time to go home. Once again Virgin Aus did it's job well and we had trouble free traveling but were glad to get home. What a nice feeling ones own bed is!!
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center