Hotel Le Montana
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Le Montana Argentiere
Hotel has been redone and has an excellent swimming pool just right after a long day of hiking
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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 …
... gate to regulate traffic flow, and you have to leave a deposit on the card. Therefore if you want to leave before reception opens at 8.30, as we did, there is no one to refund you the deposit when you leave early.
I was just about to hit the sack, about 10pm I think, when a car pulled up next to us. There was some discussion between the occupants and some barking from, what turned out to be, two huge dogs they had in the car. The fact that they arrived late, and ...
... for beautiful views of the surrounding mountains, a couple of paragliders, and the fresh new snow on all the peaks.
This will be our last entry for this trip! If you've been reading along - thanks! We have had a wonderful trip and enjoyed the company of good friends Cindy and Ted McCord on these last 2 weeks of it!
Bonsoir for now! (off to have some raclette and tartaflette for dinner!)
... gondola of the day and 20 minutes later we reached the top, 3842m high. We were a little naive about the weather up at the top but we were quick to realise it wasn't a joke. It was 0 degrees and we were cold, especially if you found yourself in the wind. We saw so many people in their hiking snow gear trek off the mountain top out into the open snow. We spent an hour or so at the very top and took in the ...
... Only an hour and a half journey for 25 euros apiece...no train transfers...tres bon.
The ride across the border was punctuated by glimpses of Mont Blanc still wearing its winter coat and head and shoulders above everything around. Once in Chamonix, we had a panini for lunch, pulled out our guidebook and began the infamous trek. It felt mostly like we were walking along the road and through local parks until we were about half way ...