Hotel Major Davel
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... and yes, the mountains are impressive.
As we didn't want to take Frankie too high into the alps, we chose a campsite at Lausanne on Lake Geneva. It is known as Lac Leman by the locals. The first day we went to the lake to have a look. The water was clear, blue and very clean. Apparently it has not always been like it and in the 1960's it was too polluted to swim in. When you stay ...
... flowers. Interestingly, in Greece and Italy there were quite a few European Union flags (blue background with stars in a circle), but certainly not in Switzerland.
It's been very nice as a change to stay somewhere as tiny as Les Avants. It's very quiet and picturesque. The most noise you will hear is from the cowbells high up on the mountain.This is our first holiday using Airbnb accommodation ( more ...
... and without even the slightest breeze, the view over the lake was
These vineyards were originally created by monks during the
1100’s and the old monasteries are still standing and in use.
From Cully we set off for the town of Montreux on the
Eastern point of Lake Geneva with a plan to visit a famous castle called
Chataeau de Chillon. ...
... but we got a glimpse of St. Nicholas all dressed in white with a long white beard. It was definitely not Santa Claus but a figure that stood for something more holy. This procession dates back centuries and it was evident that we were apart of a very traditional Switzerland festival.
From that moment on, St. Nicholas went into the cathedral and then addressed the crowd of thousands from the ...
... to go past my intended stop to try and work up a day in advance so that I can have a rest day when Glynice comes. Passed through Lausanne, good views over the lake from fancy tower. Another dusk arrival at a campsite. If one of these is full I am going to be in trouble.
Again no food available but this time they phoned for a takeaway pizza for me. Magic. Even had the self control to leave a couple of pieces for ...