Residence Le Hameau des Ecrins
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- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
TripAdvisor Reviews Residence Le Hameau des Ecrins Puy Saint Vincent
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... at how soft the snow was- just like Fairy floss. We drove on towards Grenoble and then Gap where we were staying the night. We drove through the most amazing picturesque scenery. Towering mountains and old fortresses either side as we moved along the valleys. Just stunning.
The hotel we stayed in was in a good location with the host being very friendly, he reminded us of Gabriel Gate. Gap was a gorgeous little town easily explored by foot from just outside the hotel.
... architecture, a very Swiss style. Everyone was so helpful and nice, I really liked the small town feel of everyone knowing everyone else. I can't imagine anyone being sad while living up there, it was just so perfect! I am already planning a way to get back up there, I fell in love with everything about the Alps. If you haven't been, I strongly recommend making it one of the top places to visit!
... can get some of the effect.
So back to my first time skiing...ever.
I did 4 runs today before my body told me I needed to stop. My first run down the bunny slopes was kinda awful (as expected for a newcomer). I couldn't stop, or turn so basically I did what I could to slow down and ended up wiping out hard many times.Thankfully I had Katy with me who is from Colorado who talked me through it and got my confidence back up. After the first run, ...
... across who muttered at us in French and bossed others around. She obtained collective giggles sighs and groans by other frenchies. At the Montdauphin station it was just another shuttle bus and a walk up the icy mountain to reach our destination. We were the lucky ones however. Others took 24-36 hours to reach our accommodation. A friend of mine leaving the Alps moved 20km in 6 hours, then ended up in an emergency shelter for the night. There were ...
Do you know what we got for Christmas this year? We got fat. Extra kilograms, additional centimeters to the waist, hips and thighs...hells did we enjoy it! Of course weight gain was not at the top of our Santa wish list nor our ultimate goal of a week 'skiing' in the French Alps. Though when the local 'Spar' supermarket kindly sells you two euro french champagne (close relative of Moet) delicious jamon, cambert cheese and freshly baked baguettes it ...