Les Balcons des Airelles
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... Great value, lovely view of snow capped mountains, a simple large clean room with a modern bathroom and a friendly helpful host (with a cute French accent). We dined in the Old Town, a 15 minute walk up a steep hill. At least the descent was easy, necessary after a medieval meal that ended with tossing down some schnapps. Welcome to the Mountains.
Tonight is our last night in France. Tomorrow we head for Italy - Lago Maggiore here we come!
... was on a gyroscope!
Upon arrival, she immediately started feeling better. We went to meet up with our friends who had rented an apartment and offered to let us steal one of the unoccupied beds. We spent 3 days there enjoying the mountain life and hitting some slopes. It was on these slopes that I discovered ravine boarding! Meaning that I would board outside the slopes and find ...
... were hooligans! On arrival we checked into our apartments and very quickly realised we were on the party floor. Within a couple of hours there was a hallway party cranking on level four!That night it poured with snow, ready for our first day on the slopes the next day! Our first 4 days on the slopes had amazing weather! Clear skies and no wind! Plus a fresh dumping of snow. On the first day we didn't even ride the ...
... col – to cross over a pass
la forêt – forest
les montagnes – mountains
la vallée – valley
la plaine – plain
la rivière – river
le lac – lake
le ruisseau – stream
la cascade – waterfall
grande randonnée – long-distance hiking trail
... radius of 2 km gave any indication of where the fort is (or was). It was very frustrating because we felt if a10 year old could do the walk, so could we.
Giving up on the Maginot line, we drove to the "legendary Izoard mountain pass with the Napoleon Refuge at its summit”. We found that: and scrambled up a bit of rough mountainside to look at the maps showing the names and heights of the various peaks. On the way ...
- Swimming pool
- Pets allowed