La Villa du Lac
Travel Blogs from Divonne-les-Bains
After our leisurely breakfast we had to wash our damp and smelly cycle kit from the last 4 days. We headed off in search of a launderette and were lucky enough to find one 5 minutes from the hotel. We agreed on £20 and left our six bags full and were told to return at 4:30. Lets hope they get it right. The weather was beautiful and warm for our walk around Geneva. One ...
Time to try an ATM. The good news was it worked. The bad news was that because it is Switzerland they think it useful to give 400SF out in 2 notes, each worth about £140. How am I going to go into a boulangerie and buy some breakfast with those. Or even a cafe. Anywhere that is going to accept them will be out of my budget. Despite there being places to buy food I couldn't buy anything. Managed on 2 mars ...
... lunch we had a 5 mile decent followed by the last 5 mile climb which led us to the top of Col De La Faucille. We met at the top of the mountain in a warm coffee shop and waited for everyone before tackling the 20 mile decent into Geneva. We ended up waiting for 14 who got lost on the mountain so we were there for 3 hours before leaving for the last 20 miles into Geneva. We finally arrived ...
... took about an hour and a half. Unfortunately we didn't quite make it up as far as Lausanne. However we did celebrate with 4 glasses of champagne at a cost of 50 Euro, and the waiter said welcome to Swiss prices.
The best views of Geneva are from the top of the main cathedral and Graham tested out the recently refurbished knee by trekking 100 steps up to the top to get the "photo". Mission accomplished ...
Our friends Gavin and Susie moved to Bern, Switzerland, a few years ago with their kids. Susie's parents are Swiss and the job opportunities here for as a hydro plant operator and electricity trader are much better. Gavin stays home to care for Willem, their 3 year old boy. We arranged for Gav and Willem to come down to Lausanne in Thursday so we could take the 1/2 hour boat ride across the lake to Evian, France. This is where the famous Evian water is sourced and it's another ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Fitness/Health center