Travel Blogs from Les Gets
... 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 ...
... at the col before realizing that we still had a significant distance to travel to get to our days final destination - Argentiere, and it was already later afternoon. We started heading in the direction indicated by the map, but after travelling for about 45 minutes realized that we were just too tired to continue on the mapped route and would rather make our way down to the town of le Tour. We followed a dirt road to the top of a cable car station (this is a ...
We ended up getting to the hotel at about 8 PM, so didn't have time to go back into town for dinner and to see the city. It was a bit of a bugger considering we won't have time tomorrow as we are at CERN all day. Instead, we went next door to a nice Italian place. I had an awesome risotto, and many of the others got other fantastic looking pasta dishes and pizzas.
... lake - all areas that are protected for public use.
The Olympic museum has recently undergone a huge renovation. Tony and I had been to see it over 15 years ago and it was beautiful then.
Now it is set on 3 floors of interactive programming, videos, touch screens to show us the history and story of the revival of the games. Don't worry, with me and my iPhone experience aside, I had the perfect guides - Talia and Avaia were going to make ...
... buildings (bit like doing an Embassy tour in ACT!)
visited a bronze age excavation exhibition - fascinating even in French!
been part of a lake front party for human rights - but I was sad to not be young enough to qualify for a balloon or face painting!
seen some interesting street art
sailed on the lake (because - hey we haven't been on water for a while!)
generally had a great ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Swimming pool
- Free parking