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Travel Blogs from Villard-de-Lans
... which draws water from 27m from the lake for the local drinking water, as well as numerous villages surrounding the lake. Little harbours were dotted with speed boats, with the sail club on the west coast. The eastern side was dominated by wonderful chateaus of the rich of France, along with a chateau or two all surrounded by mountains and forests. The important reeds, breading grounds for fish and bird life, were located on the ...
... Sheep and cattle graze which we haven't seen much of recently. It's a little bit like a mini Switzerland. Most of the towns and villages we passed en route here were not that inspiring but I believe Pont-en-Royans will be! It appears cyclist and walkers have been coming here for years in their latter years! We saw plenty. We drove up into this area today and passed what must have been a Cyclo Sportive event for the over ...
... lane to this Grand Budapest Hotel lookalike complete with somewhat messy surrounds. We were thrilled that we got in -the only guests - and were greeted by newly renovated rooms with views to die for, a wonderful wooden staircase, a pool if we needed [not]and all for E65 a room. We dined like royalty on simple food and then had a terrific breakfast - all to ourselves.
To top it off, the internet was good and we saw Geelong overpower Port Adelaide!
... feature of vertically layered limestone eroded into a narrow gap by a sizeable river. Crowning one side is an imposing mediaeval fort which finishes off the scene. We tried the pieds et paquets of Sisteron - shank and offal of lamb in little roulades with a rich sauce - just ok.
Having seen brown signs to Villages Perche [perched villages!] we ...
... area. If I'm honest, it looked like some of the bleakest parts of the Rhondda valley. Dark, grimy, houses just like in South Wales. But in between, glorious glimpses of the bluest lakes within deep gorges. The weather has been disappointing, but we can't hope to have wall to wall sunshine. It snowed last night on the tops of the mountains, and around the lake, the snow line is very low. It is forecast for tonight! The wind is great for the sailors and ...
Other places to stay in Villard-de-Lans
309 Avenue NobÃ©court, Villard-de-Lans | 3 star hotelfrom $150
124 Place Pierre Chabert, Villard-de-Lans | Hotelfrom $130
53 Rue Albert Soboulf, Villard-de-Lans | Hotelfrom $93
150, rue des Jeux Olympiques de 1968, Villard-de-Lans | Hotelfrom $146
Bois Barbu, Villard-de-Lans | 2 star hotelfrom $98
220 av Nobecourt, Villard-de-Lans | 3 star hotelfrom $156
158, Avenue du General de Gaulle, Villard-de-Lans | Hotelfrom $88