Hotel Le Chalet du Mont Roland
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Travel Blogs from Jura
... when you're stuck halfway up a mountain in the French Alps, with the road quickly dwindling to a cattle track, you need to be able to swear at something and just swearing into the ether just doesn't help! Regardless of her name, though, she told us to leave the freeway and then went haywire. Every now and then, she would get a bit of a signal and we were able to read a few names of her route map. Then we followed the road signs. A ...
... river which allowed us to see the tunnel from both sides.
Shortly after that, we left the départment of the Doubs and entered the Jura. We often see a few cattle on the riverbanks, mostly the big, cream-coloured Charlolais, wading through the water and drinking. It always looks to me like an Old Masters painting.
We had a picnic lunch just outside the tiny village of Osselle. We just made it ...
... minus the degradations of the industrial revolution and air pollution and so on. Would that there were more of them, and bless the governments (Italy is doing it also, and Spain a little ) that help clean them up .
There is a military regiment stationed there - the 512th Train Regiment ( and I am not quite sure what that means). There are a lot of very fit looking young men wandering about town, in uniform and out, and rather more than ...
... lock - and had not made enough allowance for the current coming down the river, and ended up at an impossible angle with no way to get in to the blood-y lock. Stan leaps in to the rescue, backs us up, does a turn, gets realigned farther upstream and manages to power it into the lock against the current.
We rope on with the help of the lock-keeper - it is a deep lock and hard to get the ropes over the bollards on your ...
We left the mountains on our trek South to Nice at about 10.30am...
It was expected to be a long drive... but we weren't quite prepared for the whole "windy, steep, narrow, scary up the peak, down the slope, in the ice experience'.... the GPS was getting a sledging! We yelled & swore at her for taking us on the most ridiculous route.. I'm sure there was a simpler way? even if it took days ...