Hotel Le Cantou

9 chemin Pierre Belle, Chamonix, Haute-Savoie, Rhône-Alpes, 74400, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Chamonix

Day 8- The end of the circle

A travel blog entry by glazer on Aug 11, 2014

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... caught a local train to Chamonix proper and checked back into the Grand Hotel des Alps, our original starting point, where we were repatriated with our luggage. The rest of the day was spent relaxing in the hotel and waking the busy streets of Chamonix. Checkout tomorrow and we start our journey to Paris via a B&B in ...

A long day

A travel blog entry by glazer on Aug 10, 2014

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... with many chair lifts and T-bars) and caught the cable car down to laTour. From la Tour we started walking towards Argentiere but ended up stopping at Montroc where we hopped onto a train to Argentiere with some fellow travellers. With the day done, 18km later and having climbed +3000 feet, we were spent and happily checked into our hotel and hit the hot tub and swimming pool. Tomorrow is our last day of hiking where we return to our original starting point, ...

Day 7 - nearly finished

A travel blog entry by glazer on Aug 10, 2014

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Spent the night in Trient - not exactly the same quality of hotel or view from my window as before, but the constant cow bells were a nice change.. don't these things sleep? Today we make our way back to France over the Arete des Posettes, a whale backed ridge - supposed to be a gentler day of only 15 kilometers and 2500 ft elevation gain and loss. The high point will be the Col de Balme which is supposed to have a funky restaurant for lunch... -- ...

Hiking till the cows come home

A travel blog entry by glazer on Aug 09, 2014

Woke up this morning to rain.... But it soon stopped. We were planning on doing the Fenetre d'Arpette, a dramatic hike over the pass with excellent views. After speaking to a local,they convinced us that due to the weather, the Arpette was a bad idea - visibility was poor and there were some areas that could be difficult especially if one did not have good maps and gps. This was the more difficult hike with an elevation gain ...

Aiguille Du Midi

A travel blog entry by bibi64 on Jun 14, 2014

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... igloos, we had to climb down 430 steps and of course back again, I battled a bit but made it! So glad it was well worth every bit. Have never and probably won't ever see anything like it. We decided to have afternoon drinks when we made it back to the base! Dinner tonight was a most delicious fondue French style and bit different to the Swiss style. Tomorrow we are off across the middle of Switzerland and part of ...

Location

This hotel, located on 9 chemin Pierre Belle, Chamonix, is near Aiguille de Midi, Montenvers Train - La Mer de Glace, Mont Blanc, and Vallee Blanche.
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