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... I'd read a lot about this train, and yes it was good; but not a patch on the Bernini which we did on a regular train (no extra cost) last year. But the trees were magnificent - couldn't get a photo that told the story.
Got the train to Brig (back in Switzerland) almost straightaway (arrived 12.36 and left 12.58) -this was an EC train, which meant FAST. Brig to Martigny is also described as a Scenic Route - it was ...
Tuesday June 3
His take on the day (and her photos):
It was a quick drive up from Aosta, only about an hour, leaving Italy behind, travelling through the Mont Blanc tunnel (11km) and exiting into ...
... dominated by the train station. It handles 1 million passengers a year (many are students), roofing slate and scrap metal from the adjacent steelworks. The result is ugly, maybe reflective of the fact that until 2002 it was managed by military railway engineers! It reminds me of Newcastle or Woollongong circa 1970.
We can see Mont Blanc from our roof and plan to get closer to it ...
... and picked the lunch special - a baked cheese, potato and bacon pot with a side salad, and followed with profiteroles - yum! The profiteroles ended up being filled with ice cream and covered in chocolate sauce. While waiting for the bill I consulted Mr Google about the cable car and found where it was and that tickets could be bought without booking. I think we waited about 30 mins for the waiter to bring us our bill - once again - no rushing the French! ...
... specific to that area' and she couldn't understand how I thought it was un-economical to run 2 offices so close to one another.....
Now that we have the car, we thought we could leave BSM in the capable hands of the locals, and headed down to Annecy for a couple of days. What a stunning spot it is on the banks of Lake Annecy. We stayed in the Hotel de Chateau, right alongside a chateau built in the 13th/14th century. The old city of Annecy ...
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