Hotel Le Cret
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- Non-smoking hotel
- High-speed internet in room
- Non-smoking rooms
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Breakfast Available
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Traveling from Chamonix to Lake Annecy we went through some breathtaking views through the Alps. The city is quite gorgeous, a favorite Lakeside destination for French families in summer. After a walk through 'Little Venice' taking the sights of a town voted the most beautiful in France, i had a lovely lunch of the local (from Nice) Niçoise salad in a central location before taking the one hour boat trip on the lake. We saw the ...
... Running low on chain oil, I may need to get some more.
We ate two huge chunks of juicy beef pavé with some rice and vegetables. What the auberge lacked in ambience, it made up for by the quality of its beef. According to our waiter, it's too early in the season for French tourists, apart from the retirees down on the med, who come to the mountains in June to escape the heat.
Another relatively easy day tomorrow, with just the Col de Vars to tackle en route to ...
No cycling today!
We've looked back on some trips we've done in the past and thought it would've been nice to spend more than a single evening in one place, so for this trip we planned a day off.
Paul Henderson in his 'Cycling the French Alps' book recommends Briançon as a good place to spend a day off the bike, so we took his advice.
Briançon is the highest city in France, at 1,326 m. Our hotel, 'Le Temple' is ...
... top to prove we'd done it, then we got our legs on and started to descend as soon as we could. The temperature by this time was 2C. Unlike our descent from Col de l'Iseran, the rain persisted on the south side of the pass, the temperature increased slowly, and the clouds were coming in.
We stopped in an unwelcoming café at the other end of the tunnel, to drink hot chocolate and get some more layers on. Setting off again in the rain, it didn't seem to get any ...
... rain above. The 10km climb up to about 2000m rewarded us with the most stunning views of snow crowned peaks pushing into the clouds, Charolaise cattle with bells tinkling, sweeping valley vista an old stone spire church and clusters of multi hued lupins to top it off.
Thinking the day couldn't get better, we pushed on to this town of Vizille and spotted a chateau on the hill complete with a blue neon Hotel sign. With some trepidation, we drove up a ...