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Travel Blogs from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Wednesday June 4
His take on the day (and her photos):
There is normally a very, very long cable car ride from here back to Italy, but now it is closed for maintenance. We rode up to the Aiguille du Midi peak and it lightly snowed. I again suffered from being at this altitude and was a bit "off" for the remainder of the day. This was unfortunate as we were yet to drive to L'Alpe d"Huez.
What a day to arrive. It is pouring rain and it turns ...
... to leave at 12 noon as the museum closes for 2 hours between 12 and 2pm......remember, everything shuts, even tourism, when the French stop for lunch!
Lake Annecy is a great spot in the summer, with a lot of activities on and around the lake. Signs are up everywhere for paddle boarding, kayaking, water skiing, fishing and swimming. We hired a couple of bikes for a few hours and rode a fair way around the lake before turning back in time to return ...
... people have been using every day for centuries.
Today's walk was called Sentier des ecureuils (The Squirrels Trail), and do you think we saw one squirrel???? This was a 2.5hour walk north of Seez, along the Isere river and up into the forests of Malgovert. The Isere river was a torrent, with all the snow melting in the alps, and still plenty on the ground alongside the river, making this part of the walk a bit ...
... skiid back to France, down many slopes before returning to the Les Ecudets lift in time for the 5:00pm shuttle bus back to the funicular! A great day skiing and our 10th consecutive day of sunshine and blue skies. I think spring has arrived.
... our reward. The girls skied well with me trailing behind and taking one or two falls. The plan was to meet Ali, Julie and Andy at Le Chalet des Neiges, which we did but only after taking a wrong turn having navigated faultlessly all day. We had a late lunch outdoors in glorious sunshine and then had a gentle ski back with Ali. Andy and I did one last short run then headed back to the hotel. What a fantastic final day to end the ...
Other places to stay in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Quartier Les Bruyeres, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Quartier les Balcons des Bruyeres, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Les Grangeraies, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 3 star hotelfrom $288
ZAC des Places, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | Hotelfrom $137
Hameau de Saint Marcel, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 5 star hotelfrom $269