Les Gentianes

Address: Avenue de Brandes, L'Alpe-d'Huez, Isere, Rhône-Alpes, 38750, France | Hotel
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This hotel is located on Avenue de Brandes, L'Alpe-d'Huez.
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    Travel Blogs from L'Alpe-d'Huez

    Take car on holiday, take trouble

    A travel blog entry by jeremyhill on Sep 25, 2015

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    ... ago.

    But it’s all an experience, doing car repairs en franšais. I’m amazed really, that at half past four on a Friday afternoon a) anyone is up for doing any work, and b) they can whip the wheel off, and the tyre, and fix a puncture, all within about 15 minutes.

    Cappuccino without chocolate

    A travel blog entry by jeremyhill on Sep 23, 2015

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    ... all up the Maurienne valley has been cloudy and rainy – and snowy higher up – all day. Generally grim in other words. Here is actually sunny, albeit a bit chilly.

    The other thing is I have just had a cappuccino in Italy. There was no chocolate powder on top. Just frothy milky coffee. I have no idea if that’s an authentic cappuccino or not, but it tasted good.


    A knife display in McDonalds

    A travel blog entry by jeremyhill on Sep 22, 2015

    ... leads me to two possibilities – my feet smell really bad or someone has urinated. Yuck.

    There’s a great big display case by the tills in here, with different Opinel knives contained within. There’s an Opinel museum in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. You can tell that this handy pocket knife is a much-loved icon of the area. ...

    Doing a recce

    A travel blog entry by jeremyhill on Sep 22, 2015

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    ... I could not reach the top on a bike I had borrowed for the afternoon. I was only a couple of miles short but the muscles in my legs had run out of capacity, shall we say. So I’ve come for a recce before I attempt the same ride this week. ...

    Arriving in kebab town

    A travel blog entry by jeremyhill on Sep 21, 2015

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    ... vending machine in reception. In this case I don’t take offence at out-of-date produce; it all adds to the charm of the place.

    I spent more than an hour this evening getting lost and not finding an open supermarket. In fact I only found one closed one. Yet I found numerous banks, insurance offices, and hairdressers. Oh, and multiple kebab shops. I conclude that everyone here either eats out or eats kebabs. ...

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