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... of Aosta Valley and the mountains all around. There weren't any shops open during early afternoon, turns out italians can't live without siesta. Either way it was a great town and it might even be our next ski location. ...
I've been to a lot of ski towns in the Alps over the past five years and I must say the ski town of Chamonix was by far the best I've been to. I'm afraid I can't say the same thing about ski pistes. There were four ''domaines skiables'' and we haven't had time to explore all of them. So we decided to ski in Brevent Flegere and Les Grands Montets ...
... massaged to get through, luckily my customs officer was a lovely woman who took my quips of dating in jest.
Off to Geneva airport we go, with an easy airport exit we were met by our young ski dude driver who then took us to Chamonix. 1:30 hours drive.
We arrived at our chalet for the week, the gardens and pathways were all icy yet the streets were clear. The chalet was a comfortable 3 ...
Driving in the luxury of the Benz into Charmonix for lunch
and then through the Mont Blanc 11.6km tunnel into Italy is fantastic and we take the road
leading up and over the St Bernard Pass. it's the highest mountain road pass in Europe 2300 meters. Lucas has put that
car through its paces on the twisting turning switchback roads and scared the
**** out of me on the hairpin bends but ...
... 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 ...