Le Vieux Chalet
Travel Blogs from Fribourg
It was a sunny Saturday afternoon as Steve and I packed the girls bags for our first train ride down to Fribourg for the St. Nicholas Festival. Every year on the evening of the first Saturday in December, St. Nicholas rides into Friboug on his donkey, escorted by a procession of musicians, singers, and men dressed in black cloaks with "whipping brooms" made of twigs. St. Nicholas is a 4th century bishop from ...
... spicy mustard before exploring and it put me in a much better place. Once I got away from the main train station square, I walked down Spitalgasse, away from Bahnofplatz, and saw the Church of the Holy Spirit and the Prison Tower. I loved how the streets were closed to any transportation except busses and trams, and it was fun (and kind of scary) to watch the trams go under the old archways. After the Prison Tower, the street changed to Marktgasse, and at the end of that road was ...
This was by far the best day of our trip so far.. and it will take a lot to top it!
After a few phone calls.. Manuel organised a car for us to use for the day. Our destination.. Le Moléson in the Gruyéres region.
Unfortunately.. Manuel doesn't have a drivers licence yet (he hasn't needed one because he doesn't own a car and public transport is good). So.. he called on a friend named ...
We were nursing sore heads today!
What a night! The Swiss people know how to party! We slept until 3pm.. almost a whole day wasted.. but not entirely. With recommendations from Manuel.. we went by train to a couple of lakeside destinations.. Lausanne and Montreux. Check out the photos to get an idea of just how beautiful these places are. I have no words.
In Lausanne.. we passed an old church that was ...
Our last few hours in Paris were a disaster.
We slept a little longer than we should have and made a dash for the train station.. a mission in itself since the station we needed to be at was on the other side of town. To get there we needed to take three separate metro trains.. and we needed to get there in about 20 minutes. It took about 40 minutes and we missed our reservation.
The next available seats were not available until later in the day.. some 7 hours ...
Other places to stay in Fribourg
Deutsche Kirchgasse, Murten | Innfrom $149