Residhome Appart Hotel Caserne de Bonne
Travel Blogs from Grenoble
... tomorrow there will be 8000 cyclists riding up here in a cancer fundraiser. Our hotel starts serving them breakfast from 2.45am and they ride up and down the legendary road as often as they can all day. Yes, that's right...UP and DOWN, repeatedly! It is a Dutch event called the Alpe de Huzes and last year raised €30M. The challenge is 6 ascents and descents. Last year someone cracked 9!
The drive up is good, but does not match the Stelvio...better for the cyclist, ...
... br> The WAG went topless today as the temperature got up to 26 degrees, so the roof came off her car. What did you think I meant?
Another 4 toll booth sprints today or 8 if you count both the entry and exit booths, at least we're getting quicker at it now we've done it a few times. Otherwise the day was quite relaxed and without incident although I did get a stern questioning at one set of toll booths by a Gendarme as I ...
... and they said she wanted to know if we wanted meat with the ravioli. The guy in the couple said we really should because it was very delicious and a specialty of the local area. So we said yes and it was indeed a treat. Very flavoursome lamb and kidney and what I suspect was minced up mushrooms but I didn't tell Joe as he doesn't like mushrooms but he liked this :). This was then followed up with a dessert plate with a strawberry sponge ...
... first time in 3 weeks! we went out exploring. We followed the tram lines from the hotel into the old town, wasn't too impressed with their Notre Dame, but there were some interesting old buildings and churches and a cable car type thing with egg shaped pods for people to take you over the river and up the mountain side to the Bastille (an old fortress on a mountain top). What can I say, Steve didn't like it, so much so ...
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Our night in Grenoble is fairly uninteresting. Grenoble itself is an alpine sports Mecca (in fact Michael Schumacher remains in hospital nearby). It is still rather cold, and we can see the alps from our hotel window! We are a bit tired, so am catching up on emails ready for our (standard) 6am wake up. Heading to Paris tomorrow.
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking