Hotel Le Clos
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... pass, every gorge brings us to another valley and another soaring landscape. The folds of layered in some places are fascinating, telling of hundreds of millions of years of seabed formation and forces of the earth's crust
One section took us through a large ski resort village and were thrilled to see that this year's Tour de France travels through here on 22nd July. ...
... at how soft the snow was- just like Fairy floss. We drove on towards Grenoble and then Gap where we were staying the night. We drove through the most amazing picturesque scenery. Towering mountains and old fortresses either side as we moved along the valleys. Just stunning.
The hotel we stayed in was in a good location with the host being very friendly, he reminded us of Gabriel Gate. Gap was a gorgeous little town easily explored by foot from just outside the hotel.
I had this fabulous idea of a tour called skifest by the fanatics. It only dawned to me on the journey that this may come with a few hiccups.
It isn't easy to get to the French Alps. A 2am wake up call to get to the bus to get to the train to get to the airport to arrive in Marseille. Followed by a shuttle to the train station where we would begin to get a little frazzled. The tiniest train I have ever seen was at the platform. One ...
... rude not too.
A white Christmas is what we ultimately left London dreaming of. The local ticket inspector in Grenoble calling it quits on our planned day of travel (naturally) and all subsequent trains being cancelled definitely challenged the dream. Not to the point that an afternoon of french sun and 5 litre red cask couldn't solve though. Winning.
As the story goes though, we did make it to our picturesque and ...
... all day in this fabulous country I finally emerge onto the Route Napoleon just north of Gap. My road has taken me high up above the spectacular Lac du Sautet. It's a fast run now over to the unfortunately named town of Corps.
I book in to the Hotel de la Poste where I order a simple evening meal which turns out to be quite the opposite. But I will save that tale for tomorrow.