Hotel Cote Brune
Travel Blogs from Les Deux-Alpes
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 ...
... Great value, lovely view of snow capped mountains, a simple large clean room with a modern bathroom and a friendly helpful host (with a cute French accent). We dined in the Old Town, a 15 minute walk up a steep hill. At least the descent was easy, necessary after a medieval meal that ended with tossing down some schnapps. Welcome to the Mountains.
Tonight is our last night in France. Tomorrow we head for Italy - Lago Maggiore here we come!
... came the riposte as he gestured at the car behind me. Half a dozen answers went through my mind in a flash, but I settled for a simple no. I didn't want to delay the journey, but I'd spotted those latex gloves hanging out of his back pocket too and didn't want to know how he was planning to use them.
So tomorrow, the last leg will take us Through The Alps, round Turin, pick up the coast near Genoa and we'll be there.
... nice bottle of wine and some cheese and baguette, bliss!
Footnote from Steve - the ball thing was like the thing you put a hamster in and then dangle on a piece of string, if you ever come here don't do it!! (Les - hope you hear the emotion on this video)
Off to the high mountains in the morning stopping in a caravan at Interlarken for 3 nights, not sure what the internet will be like if at all so we may be off air for 3 ...
... to dress up for the slopes on Christmas Day. Could only ski the local, lower slopes as the conditions didn't allow anything else. The hotel served high tea at 1600, which was a delicious mincemeat strudel with vin chaud, coffee, etc. Dinner was a traditional turkey roast - ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free parking