Residence Le Balcon Des Airelles
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... an idea but it doesn't really show the place to its best advantage. The views change constantly, and its very difficult to keep your eyes on the road, until you catch a glimpse of the sheer drops off the edge, with no barrier or anything.
Then its easy to stay ...
We continued following our guide to Beautiful Villages of Provence and were never disappointed. Impossibly quaint and generally tiny - 5 minutes to explore each one! We saw very few people and the roads were quiet.
The mountains were quite intimidating. We are simply not used to such hugeness. Soaring limestone massifs, steep sided canyons, lush valleys and tons of ...
... at how soft the snow was- just like Fairy floss. We drove on towards Grenoble and then Gap where we were staying the night. We drove through the most amazing picturesque scenery. Towering mountains and old fortresses either side as we moved along the valleys. Just stunning.
The hotel we stayed in was in a good location with the host being very friendly, he reminded us of Gabriel Gate. Gap was a gorgeous little town easily explored by foot from just outside the hotel.
... ski shoes. On that note I don't know how people carry skis and poles and gloves etc around without looking like fumbling mumbling idiots. Seriously. Our guide "tweety" ran us through the basics. I didn't do too bad apart from crashing into my friend who had no travel insurance. Whoops. The days went on and I survived even managing to do a green run from the very top. We were trusted to accompany tiny 4-5 year old ski little persons on chair lifts. They ...
... to ski. As in, actually ski.
Thankgod for the human behind hey?
After an hour of human bobsledding (both deliberate and accidental), El stacking it numerous times and random acts of kindness whereby people stopped and offered to ski with my ski's down the mountain (in which I politely accepted), we made it...and took the next two days off skiing.
A white 'orphan' Christmas in the French Alps? Lived the dream!