TripAdvisor Reviews Le Sainte-Helene Albertville
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Woke up to another beautiful day. Hotel Pavillon had been excellent and a great place to relax for the night. Dinner was a 5 course meal with great wine to celebrate harriet's birthday. See the picture from our room window. It is going to be very difficult leaving here to get on the path again. Such a quaint and modern town. Next stop Lavachey, still in Italy but just a small hamlet. -- ...
... meandering north through France over the next 3 weeks. So,.. up the Autostrada it was,. headed for Turin. We made excellent time and realised that we could comfortably get to the Tunnel of Frejus today,.. and start our 'French Meander' a day or two earlier. The run up the Autostrada and through the Tunnel was painless (except for the 57 euro toll),.. and we arrived at the little village of St Jean de Maurienne around 3.30 pm. The campsite (right in the centre of the ...
... heading up...now that is the way to do the TMB. After a steady walk up we came across a refuge, which is la large building with a communal area and shared bedrooms and washrooms. Most of them also sell food and of course wine and drinks. Knowing that we wouldn't have too hard a day (yeah right), I convinced everyone to take a side detour to Lac Jovet, an additional 1.5 hours and 900 feet of elevation... You know what they say, in for a penny, in for a pound. After returning from ...
We started in Chamonix and took a crowded cable car up the mountain. After a while of hiking on relatively flat surface we crossed a rope bridge underneath a glacier. It was very pretty standing in the middle of the bridge looking over the water, one of the highlights of the day. After this we started a long, seemingly endless trek uphill. At the top we ate lunch looking out over the beautiful view. Next, we started ...
... and didn't love that we only ordered 2 courses for lunch, but whatever. The cappuccino of asparagus with crème fraiche was SOUP and it was delicious. I had duck breast with what I can only describe as flat tater tots, so I was more
than happy. Mark ordered the filet mignon of a mystery meat, which turned out to be pork tenderloin.
After lunch, we waded through the wet streets and alleyways of Annecy. There’s not much ...
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