Chalet Hotel La Terrasse de Verchaix
Travel Blogs from Verchaix
... much the scope of the day, got to go, my book is calling me. -- Tali A rather disappointing end to the hike - with the pouring rain and poor visibility up the mountain, it made no sense to attempt today's walk. Instead we took our time in the hotel and had a relaxing breakfast and packed up our backpacks for the last time. ...
The day started out pretty normal with clouds threatening and the odd drop of rain. Our goal today was to head over into France once again via the col de Balme, on the border of France and Switzerland. Well me made it, but not quite as planned... After leaving the Col de la Forclaz we headed towards the hamlet of le Peuty, but somewhere along the way we missed a turn and ended up in Trient - this was after a fair bit of downhill... Up we go again and finally ...
This morning was an early start (6 AM) to catch the TGV train to Geneva. We had to take the metro to Paris Lyon, where we bought lunch for on the train, and then caught it to Switzerland. It was a bit slower than the Eurostar and took around 4:30. Otherwise it all went smoothly though. Once in Geneva, we caught the tram to CERN, the end of the line, and were slowly transferred ...
... and everyone in tow. This is an important thing when the train comes to your village only once every hour. Sitting there and admiring the view, I checked on the schedule again.
iPhones are magical things when travelling. Allows us to sort out the most efficient, most beautiful routes in Switzerland and taking the headache out of map reading!! Yup...here we are. On time - I thought to myself - to catch the train at dock #2.
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... the lake and then returned to wander further around to the Anglais Gardens. It is a beautiful spot by the Lake.
Next we had a look around the shops in Geneva. We were very impressed by the luxurious shops that abound there. The whole shopping precinct is upmarket - not for the budget shopper! If we were in the market for a watch we could have bought any number of them... if only we'd had a few thousand to spare! Jewellery and bags ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking