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... br> In the past I have been less than kind to France. My view was based on our previous visit in 2010 where we stuck pretty closely to the major towns and south coast on the Mediterranean. This time we spent our time in the smaller rural villages and paralleled the coast through
rural and mountain areas. Whilst most of the villages are so depressing it’s a wonder the locals don’t top themselves after their morning coffee, some are real gems. The scenery through ...
... for beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, a couple of paragliders, and the fresh new snow on all the peaks.
This will be our last entry for this trip! If you've been reading along - thanks! We have had a wonderful trip and enjoyed the company of good friends Cindy and Ted McCord on these last 2 weeks of it!
Bonsoir for now! (off to have some raclette and tartaflette for dinner!)
... views that stretched to Switzerland and Italy, we also got a our first full glimpse Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in Europe (4,810m). We headed back down and spent another hour or so thawing out at the first station plan de l'Aiguille which is in the middle level. With no snow about it meant we were able to walk around and explore. It was such a great week and we were so happy to have them over and show them ...
... far below and waved so she knew it was me.
We glided smoothly in and landed in the grassy field. Great fun!
(I filmed the flight with a Go-Pro camera -- hope to add that video here in a few days)
Dinner that night at Chambre Neuf, a restaurant recommended in TripAdvisor. We had a very tasty salmon lasagna (much better than it sounds).
... built such amazing roads you could travel most of the time 130 Kms per hour! We detoured through to Geneva, unfortunately so little time but we did walk a part of Lake Geneva, stunning and huge, also saw the biggest fountain in the world! Built in 1866 the fountain is meant to represent the symbol of strength, ambition and vitality of Geneva. Its strong engines pump 500 liters of water per second to the height of 140 metres high! ...