Domaine De Chateauvieux
Travel Blogs from Satigny
... the whole city of Geneva by climbing the tower of Cathedrale de St-Pierre. Because I thought that maybe I could do other things in between, I decided to check out of the hotel early so I could walk around and torture my feet some more. I mean, *look around the city some more.
My first stop was the Cathedral. To my dismay, it wasn't open. In fact, nothing much was open throughout the whole city. I don't know if its a Geneva thing or a Swiss thing, but ...
... hour, our guide took us through a short presentation (about 45 min) about LHC and what kind of experiments go on in there. Told us about the different sections, ATLAS, ALICE, LHCb... forgot if there were any more. But apparently, we would be going to the LHCb today. :D
So LHCb stands for Large Hadron Collider Beauty. Interesting name, which apparently comes from the experiments they do there with beauty quarks. Uh huh. Beautiful subatomic ...
... second train ride was pretty fun too. For the first part, the guides took us through a posh part of Geneva high up on the hills so that they were overlooking the lake and the Alps. With a view like that, I'm not surprised they're expensive. One of the houses was reportedly sold for 77 million!! And another one of the houses that we passed had some kind of conveyer belt thingy going up the hill, so ...
... mountains of the Alps. It’s a little like a combination of San Antonio’s river walk with the canals and vintage of Venice (in fact, Annecy is nicknamed “the Venice of France”). Worth mentioning is the fact that the water that flows through all the rivers and canals is pristine – very clear, and very colourful. The girls were so tempted to jump in!
We walked around the town and along the canal walkways for a while, then we ...
... I fluffed about collecting sticks and other things that might make decent arms and noses, Toby made snowballs to throw at us! (We had come to expect nothing less by now). I returned with supplies to find not 1 but 3 fabulous looking snowmen.......the Kinney family! Although personally, I think Bernie could have made my bottom half a little smaller. The trip to the mountains ended with the fight to end all snowball fights. I'm not too sure who took out the final ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility