Hotel de l'Arve
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From the Aosta Valley we continued on into France through the Mont Blanc tunnel, which is 11.6 kilometres long, to Chamonix-Mont-Blanc (Chamonix). Chamonix is in the Rhone-Alps region in south western France. Chamonix was the site of the first Winter Olympics in 1924 and has a population of approximately 10,000 residents. Chamonix is one of the …
Well, we have safely survived our trip through the French Alps. There was a time that I wasn't so sure we would make it. The drive from Lausanne, Switzerland to Chamonix, France is a harrowing one.
Chamonix is located in a valley and is literally surrounded on all sides by the Alps. These are some serious mountains, …
... methodically step out the patterns. I have included a few photos, each a day apart, of one of his designs. The first photo has the foot artist in the bottom left hand corner of the photo. The last photo was taken after a snow fall and the artist has done a refresh/modification to his work. All of his designs are so beautiful and detailed, one was of snow flakes and another looked like a lace cloth, impressive as all of them are enormous and he is stamping them out a step at a ...
... me, attended the award ceremony and dinner in one of the town's halls, the salle des fetes. What a fun night it turned out to be. The proceedings were entirely in French, and all competitors received a hamper of local produce (wine, cheese and sausages/salami) and other bits and pieces contributed by local businesses, knitted hats or t-shirts, tubes of sun screen, etc etc. After champagne and nibbles and our 4 course buffet dinner, ...
... amazing day Maurice hadnt skied for a while so legs tired so down on 4 pm funicular which was crowded as lots of people leaving
With suit cases (saturday is change over day in all hotels) so funicular just left as it was full
No ski school so no ducklings
Saturday always light day due to change over
Last day and amazing day blue sky and warm 12 a little busy but not too ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel de l'Arve Chamonix
Really nice hotel with very friendly staff. The decor is typical of the area and this helps to create a real holiday feeling. The hotel is right next to the Arve River and is a short walk from the centre of town. Most of the water in the Arve River comes from the many glaciers in the Chamonix Valley, so I imagine it must be pretty cold.
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