Chalet Hotel Camille Bonaventure
Travel Blogs from Les Contamines-Montjoie
... hotel at Kristiansand instead of Kristiansund - the two towns being 200 miles apart - but we live and learn). I knew everything was fine - but you know how it is .... trepidation set in. Then we arrived and the sign read
"St Gervais Les Bains Le Fayet" (spelling might be wrong). Only the French! On timetables it could be anything.
Arrived at the hotel not much after 19.00. No sightseeing here. Had dinner at the hotel.
... petit Palais de l'Isle in the centre of the Thiou canal, built in 1132. It was the primary residence of the Lord of Annecy, became the Count of Geneva's administrative headquarters, then alternately a courthouse, a mint, and finally a jail from the Middle Ages until 1865 and then again during World War II. It seemed to be the photo-magnet equivalent of the Rialto Bridge in ...
... Finding our hotel was another matter and took ages in the one way streets and the incompetence of our navigation.
We spend a quiet day - it is very cloudy on the top of Mont Blanc and we plan to wait until tomorrow for the visit.
We had planned to take at least one day trip to Chamonix but my cold got the better of me so we decided to stay put and soak up the sunshine and ambience here. We also had thought about going to Macon and trying some Pinot noir wine, but we can buy that here in a shop and we have seen some lovely vineyards as it is. We have ...
... scree slopes with fatal drop-offs. We made it past the first one ok but when we came to another one we decided to go back. After getting back to the van we carried on down to Briancon, and up another valley to an Aire at Vars Les Claux, another ski resort that looked like a ghost town, being out of season. The deserted aire was in a big car park at the top of the town near the ski lift. The tourist office had free wifi even out of hours which was good. We did lots ...
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10 Allee Du Nant Rouge, Les Contamines-Montjoie | Hotelfrom $132