Chalet Hotel Berangere
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Kids activities or Babysitting
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Traveling from Chamonix to Lake Annecy we went through some breathtaking views through the Alps. The city is quite gorgeous, a favorite Lakeside destination for French families in summer. After a walk through 'Little Venice' taking the sights of a town voted the most beautiful in France, i had a lovely lunch of the local (from Nice) Niçoise salad in a central location before taking the one hour boat trip on the lake. We saw the ...
... Galibier, we were mightily relieved to get to the summit in the dry and sunny weather, and descend in the relative warmth of the June sunshine. Unlike the other cols further north, there was no snow at the summit.
After the meadows and pines marking the ascent, the landscape quickly changes on the north side of the col to bare rock and jagged outcrops.
We got the twisty bits of the descent done and then stopped at a pÔtisserie in a little place called Arvieux. ...
... there doesn't seem to be much else on offer in the modern part of the city.
The restaurant 'Spirit' hosted a folk group that travels throughout France by tractor. We clearly picked the place to stay in Brianšon that had a bit of life to it. The only disadvantage was that it was quite noisy in our room for all the French chat downstairs in the bar.
If we had to, we could have probably cycled today, but it was really nice to give our legs a ...
... to get a lot colder nearer the top, and we had to get our jackets on while we were still climbing. About 1 km from the top, cars have an option to take a tunnel through the mountain rather than going over the pass - it's not an option for bikes! That final ascent is really hard, especially in the rain. The gradient increases and, well, we were pretty tired by then.
Descending Galibier - a near death experience
Another kind soul took a few snaps of us ...
... lane to this Grand Budapest Hotel lookalike complete with somewhat messy surrounds. We were thrilled that we got in -the only guests - and were greeted by newly renovated rooms with views to die for, a wonderful wooden staircase, a pool if we needed [not]and all for E65 a room. We dined like royalty on simple food and then had a terrific breakfast - all to ourselves.
To top it off, the internet was good and we saw Geelong overpower Port Adelaide!