Mercure Les Deux-Alpes 1800 3M
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
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This week was my first week of classes, or I should say my first 3 days because I don't have class on Mondays or Tuesdays. As great as that is, it does make for a very tiring 12hrs of class on Wednesday. Each class is an hour and 45min which is surprisingly very hard to sit through! And I'm taking politics and economy for the first time in my life, hopefully it ends up being easier than I ...
... found a bakery where I rewarded my success with a "pain au chocolat" and waited until I saw the others return so we could get back on the bus for the two hour ride back.
Let me just take this moment to say thanks to all the good bus drivers out there, especially in France. It just amazes me sometimes how we made it up and down those hairpin turns and parked 1 foot from another bus.
I hope you like the pictures for this one. I enjoyed it a lot
... towards Grenoble we got caught in a terrific hailstorm! So much for looking for sun.
After Grenoble we headed off into The mountains on the D85 - the Route Napoleon - the route Napoleon took in March 1815 after he left Elba and arrived on the south coast of France. Only we were doing the route in the ...
... high passes. There are so many passes signposted around here I am only just nibbling around the edges.
The challenging pass has a glorious smooth ride up and down again but at the summit the road deteriorates badly and runs over a series of deep water gullies, though they are dry at this time of year. Definitely rip the sump off quite a few low-sling sports cars though.
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 ...