Hotel Du Golf
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... to find two connected pistes to spend the rest of the day. I have to say I've been quite impressed with the quality of a piste called ''les evettes'' in the Flegere area, it immediately became my favorite piste, mainly because of the width of the slopes.
Ski townwise Chamonix was dazzling with all the sports shops, (Mammut, North ...
brings me delicious hot chocolate which revives me. We continue up the stairs
to the viewing platform and views are unbelievable and the sight will live with
us forever. Not nearly as cold as i thought it would be. Absolutely perfect
weather and we can see for 100's of klms. What a magical place this area was and we are
sorry to leave it and we set off at 6.30 am the
next morning in the ...
... all at once.
The early morning is brisk and bright and we stroll through the village admiring the colourful gardens and the cleanliness of it all. We will come back to Charmonix after we pick our son Ashley up from Geneva he is flying in from London where he is working for 2 years.We have not seen him for 8 months and we are looking forward to sharing our last week in France with him.
Off we go into Switzerland along a route that we do not have to pay ...
... adorned with local artwork (tiny or lifesize men and women) alongside water features.
Our hike began from Champex and wound through high mountain farmland, intersecting with the most adorable little hamlets we'd ever seen. Stone facades, wooden-shuttered windows, red geraniums in every window box, and fresh water drinking fountains on nearly every block. It was like going back in time 100 years.
The second half of our hike was less ...
... we discovered that even the Swiss refer to the lake by that name. Lake Geneva seems to be a English term that has become common usage.
The hotel, more like a very well appointed Chateau, was built in 1901 as a hotel apparently the most expensive hotel in Europe during its hayday. In 1917 it was bankrupt and began its life again as a sanitarium and latterly as a hotel management school. We were lucky enough to have a look through the parts open ...