Madame Vacances Residence Le Chalet d'Orcieres
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After a horrid nights sleep, with 3 of us not well, we left Asti and drove towards the French border and the formidable Alps. We encountered quite a few tunnels that we had to drive through with some being over 5kms long. At least this saved us having to wind our way through the mountains. Once again there were snow capped mountains on either side of us.
We entered into France and came across a little ski town in the French Alps that was covered in snow. Sophie ...
... with the driver and one rear. That's it. The busiest time of year in France with thousands itching to get to the slopes. And more transport strikes as the workers would rather be on holiday. After a few hours standing on the platform with many other puzzled travellers a larger train arrives and we depart. It was a slow grind and a complete halt at one point as it was snowing outside. YES REAL SNOW!! Our entertainment was the rudest elderly French lady I ...
... resort of Risoul. A fairytale setting, you could never grow tired of. Throughout our days in the French Alps we attempted to ski by day and party by night...of course the later we nailed, as for the skiing... alcohol consumed definitely hindered performances on the slopes.
Now I would love to write that after a week on the slopes we were all professional-like skiers who had developed the profound ability to parallel ski and nail ...
... cafe here for coffee creme. I wander about photographing some of the more extraordinary sights in this village.
A little further on I stop at a junction when I see an old guy standing by his Kawasaki 550. This is Emil from Belgium, 73 years old he tells me proudly and riding the Alps since he was a nipper.
He has a house nearby and also a house in Belgium. We chat ...
We've left Lourmarin with some sorrow, but soon perked up when we got into the Alps. It's been a perfect day, the trees are turning Autumn colours and although it's 26 degrees there's snow on the high tops. Briancon has this amazing fort built to keep the Italians out many years ago. Tomorrow we go over the mountain to Italy toward ...