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... the mountain. From there we took a second cable car that took us up to the Aguille du Midi, at 3842m. The view from the cable car was not inspiring, it was pretty much a complete white out. But this is the longest single span cable car in the world. It's incredibly steep too, you arrive at the cable car station almost vertically. On exiting the cable car we were in the middle of a snow storm. Standing on the highest bridge in Europe ...
... their heads underwater and fish that you can easily see through the clear water. But how is the water so clear? I know the Rhone isn't the only source of the lake, but where did the gunk go? On returning from CERN our theories of our less than appealing aromas had been confirmed. The hotel cleaners had come through and to quell the strong scent of of our room, had gone overboard with the bleach through the bathroom. When we opened ...
... and we seized this opportunity to get the tent packed up, and soon enough we were on our way. Our legs warmed up quickly, as we rode uphill immediately to leave the campsite. Up, up and up into the vineyards on the hill high above the campsite. After a fair bit of climbing, we reached the spot we were at yesterday, where I thought the climbing would end. It didn't. Up, up, and up. Then super steep down. Then super steep up, possibly the steepest ups ...
... for a Capaccino in the main street complete with its trams combined with the overcast setting gave it a Melbourne like feel.
The Le Jet d'Eau dominates the lake with its water spout surging at 550 litres per second to a height of 140mtrs.
The other thing that stands out is the abundance of huge flags adorning the cities bridges and buildings of note and ...
... serve us food after 3pm. But fortune favours the brave and after enquiring of a number of locals as to the best place to go, we were directed to Place Darcy where a fine repast of pizza, salad and steak tartare was sourced. Our main reasons for heading to Dijon was not only to visit 'One of France's most appealing cities' (as per the Lonely Planet) but also to source some local cheeses, sitting as it does on the edge of the Franche-Comte region. If our sightseeing was quick ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility