LaGrange Residence les Melezes
Travel Blogs from Les Orres
... way but we did not find it. I fell in love with the cute little marmots that were scampering over the high alpine slopes. We saw very few cars going in either direction - that should have given us some clues as to how far we were off the beaten track. The resorts in this area are quiet with the winter season having finished and the summer not yet in full swing.
We are staying in the Hotel Eidelweiss - a hotel that is very popular ...
... was on a gyroscope!
Upon arrival, she immediately started feeling better. We went to meet up with our friends who had rented an apartment and offered to let us steal one of the unoccupied beds. We spent 3 days there enjoying the mountain life and hitting some slopes. It was on these slopes that I discovered ravine boarding! Meaning that I would board outside the slopes and find ...
... down to the bottom bar to celebrate Aussie new year. Needless to say there was more drinking than boarding that day! After a few more drinks we went up for one last ride. Some people were pretty drunk so not very coordinated. A couple of the girls even did a nude run! That night was the New Years party which was absolutely packed! Good night though! The next day was a mega struggle, especially for Andy! But we managed to ...
... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
Vallouise is up the valley from where our campsite is. It is a slightly bigger village and therefore has a church rather than a chapel, although there is one built alongside in the 19th century. The chapels are all locked but the church was open. It has one of the ugliest chancels (in Raewyn’s opinion) she has seen.
We spent the rest of the afternoon at the pool. This time we were joined by 4 ...