Hotel Le Montana
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... hour to this leg of the journey, it didn't matter as we'd gained time earlier in the day.
Mont Blanc Express was fabulous!! I just planned it as a convenient way to get down to France again. Within 5 minutes (or less) of getting on the train, Bryan and I were looking at each other - we'd gone up the mountain like an escalater! Then came the hair pin bends and absolutely fabulous scenery. Fabulous. Even the time waiting ...
Tuesday June 3
His take on the day (and her photos):
It was a quick drive up from Aosta, only about an hour, leaving Italy behind, travelling through the Mont Blanc tunnel (11km) and exiting into ...
... bad as cars lined up to get into the Great St Bernard Pass back to Switzerland.
Anyway, we arrived and were delighted with our Hotel Milleluci. There are only 4 couples here and it is a great spot for a free day.
Aosta does not do much for me as a place, but, apparently, is a great Winter skiing centre. The city centre trades on tourists visiting ancient Roman ruins, but ...
... They view the wall paintings from the 14th century, the subterranean vaults, parade halls and the bedroom (which has been preserved in its original form) dating to the time of Bernese rule. The entire complex consists of 25 buildings and three courtyards, protected by two circular walls. Tonight was spent packing up. This will let you see where we stayed: https://www.airbnb.ca/rooms/271994 Another airbnb.com ...
... was right out of the Orient Express. We were shocked at how quickly the train gained altitude from Lake Geneva. We climbed steadily for the first thirty minutes or so then leveled out a bit as we continued. We passed through thick forest into meadows dotted with chalets and farms. Allison took up conversation ( in French) with a Swiss gentlemen who was seated across from us. He provided a wealth of information about the area. The ...
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