Hotel Vauban

13 Avenue General De Gaulle, Briançon, Provence, 05100, France | Hotel
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The iconic destination

A travel blog entry by mustseemore

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Wednesday June 4

Day 42

His take on the day (and her photos):

There is normally a very, very long cable car ride from here back to Italy, but now it is closed for maintenance. We rode up to the Aiguille du Midi peak and it lightly snowed. I again suffered from being at this altitude and was a bit "off" for the remainder of the day. This was unfortunate as we were yet to drive to L'Alpe d"Huez.

What a day to arrive. It is pouring rain and it turns ...

Mountain Goats or Don't trust the GPS!!

A travel blog entry by mustseemore

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... 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 ...

Last day

A travel blog entry by ianpve

... huge boom to shift the loose snow. So, until the all clear, only the lower slopes were open with the result that all the lifts were congested with long queues. Anyway, we got going once the tops slopes were open and Sophie, Anna and I headed to the highest peak in the 3 Valleys, Point du Bouchet, at 3230m. Some of the skiing was hard going as there were tricky moguls to navigate but it was worth the effort for the beautiful views ...

Christmas Day

A travel blog entry by ianpve

A relaxed start with presents in bed. I was given a skiing Father Christmas jumper which I wore to breakfast. Weather and skiing conditions still not great. Low visibility and windy. But we made the most of it and went wearing Santa hats, balloons and shiny gold ribbon as ...

More 3 Valleys

A travel blog entry by ianpve

... they did their own thing for the rest of the afternoon while Andy and I skied the lower slopes of Masse, after spending a pleasant 10 or 15 minutes sunbathing halfway up the mountain. We all got together around 1700 after the slopes closed to share stories before Charles and Jan headed back home. It was really good of them to come down and they certainly got the best of the weather as it closed in the next ...

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This hotel, located on 13 Avenue General De Gaulle, Brianšon, is near Montgenevre Ski Resort.
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