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Travel Blogs from Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
... thank you for all your efforts - you are true champions, and we simply couldn't do it without you both!
Hmmm....as always, it's well after midnight, so ni-nies.
PS bloody wifi! Ill try again in the ...
... about sliding straight over the edge and down into the valley some 5 or 6 kms below us. Everybody had their own technique, and it was really funny watching everyone else, but only once you had got to the end yourself. We went downhill for maybe 2 and a half hours, by which time we were all thoroughly over it. We called in to see the local fromagerie, the cheese maker, whom our guide Nicole knew quite well. They showed us how the cheese is made, left to cool, and that it takes ...
Day 2 The day started with a brilliant blue sky, and mild temps, even though we were high in the mountains. We had slept pretty well, considering there were 8 of us upstairs in the loft. John and I even had a double bed. Breakfast was a simple affair of home made breads, jam and honey, some cereals and tea, coffee and juice. We made an early start, saying goodbye to Sarah who was heading back to Chamonix. We climbed up to begin with but then ...
... up here during the week. Luckily, the traffic doesn't seem to go any further.
Climbing the Col de l'Iseran
Once out of Val D'Isere you start the climb to the Col de l'Iseran. It was a relief to get out of the village and into the open landscape. It's a really beautiful climb along this part of the D902, and the roads are very quiet, just a few Germans on motorbikes and the odd car. We were also passed by about half a dozen Morgans ...
... elaborate Gothic tombs, the Arche Scaligere, are just off Piazza dei Signori.
Under Cangrande I (1308–28) Verona conquered Padua and Vicenza, with Dante, Petrarch and Giotto benefitting from the city's patronage. But the fratricidal rage of Cangrande II (1351–59) complicated matters, and the Scaligeri were run out of town in 1387. Venice took definitive control in 1404, ruling until Napoleon's arrival in 1797.
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
Rue des Choumettes, 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