Mercure Annemasse Porte de Geneve
Travel Blogs from Gaillard
... the mountain. From there we took a second cable car that took us up to the Aguille du Midi, at 3842m. The view from the cable car was not inspiring, it was pretty much a complete white out. But this is the longest single span cable car in the world. It's incredibly steep too, you arrive at the cable car station almost vertically. On exiting the cable car we were in the middle of a snow storm. Standing on the highest bridge in Europe ...
... inside were all booked out, but we think we saw some hadrons... We were interested to find out that the 27km circumference underground tunnel doesn't go under the mountains at all - just under the countryside near Geneva. Apparently it's 100m below the ground! We found ourselves standing above the Atlas detector. We enjoyed reading and hearing about how they use the accelerator to re-create the high-energy environment shortly after the ...
... en France. With very, very few notable exceptions, the French people have been simply merveilleux. They have wished me well - bon courage; bon chemin; bonne route, etc - countless times. They've offered to fill my water bottle. They've offered me lifts (!!!). They've taken an interest in what I'm doing. My highest accolades are reserved for the pilgrim host families. They take people into their homes and you quickly feel you are important to them. The pride and affection they ...
... some main roads near Ouchy, but there was almost always a cycle path or cycle lane - definitely better than yesterday! We discovered a patisserie in the medieval town of St Prex, where we had yummy chocolate croissants! The rain came and went throughout the day, just enough to make sure that we were completely soaked before it cleared up. And every so often, our shadows would return as the sun caressed our dripping clothes, and returned a little bit ...
... we then set off to the Gorges du Fier near Lovagny. They were meant to have a waterfall but the water level was way too low. You will see us on the platform in the pics and the flood meter shows the water rising to about 6 meters above where we were standing.
Tomorrow another early ride before we head to Switzerland and the border city of Geneva.
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- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking