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  • Day27

    The Mont Blanc Tram

    June 23, 2019 in France ⋅ ☀️ 15 °C

    This old train chugs along up the valley and then steeply up, hugging the cliff as it inches its way towards Mont Blanc, finishing at the snow line and next to a glacier.
    Of course there is a small cafe up here - almost every nook and cranny of the Alps seems to include catering!

  • Day96

    Sallanches, France

    September 21, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 16 °C

    We now have 2 nights in Sallanches just over the Swiss border into France. We are high up staying in a chalet with amazing views of Mount Blanc. Before leaving Lausanne we visited Chillon Castle on the edge the Lake Geneva near Montreal.

  • Day5

    Next Stop - Chamonix Mont Blanc

    September 7, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Von Genf aus verlassen wir die Schweiz nach Frankreich in den Ferienort Chamonix am Fuße des Mont Blanc. Chamonix liegt auf 1034m Höhe und ist dadurch deutlich kühler, so kühl, dass wir beinahe Schnee gehabt hätten... Leider kam dieser jedoch nur in vorm von Dauerregen runter, aber das sind wir ja von zu Hause auch nicht anders gewöhnt🙄
    Morgen geht's dann weiter Richtung Italien ins wärmere Turin...
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  • Day2

    Ersten Tag gut überstanden

    January 5 in France ⋅ 🌙 0 °C

    Nach einem entspannten Start in den Tag waren wir heute kurz vor Mittag auf der Piste. Da die Skikurse erst am Montag beginnen, durfte Thony seine ersten Ski Erlebnisse heute schon mit Lina erleben. Für den Anfang nicht schlecht...
    Die restliche Gruppe hat sich, neben abwechselnder Betreuung von Thony, im Skigebiet bereits ein bisschen umgeschaut.
    Erster Eindruck: Einiges zu entdecken!
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  • Day7

    Letzter Ski-Tag

    January 10 in France ⋅ ⛅ 0 °C

    Am letzten Tag hatten wir nochmal Wetterwechsel. Nebel und Schnee sorgten für erschwerte Bedingungen auf der Piste und vielleicht hat auch der gestrige Abend nicht gerade zur körperlichen Hochform beigetragen 😜

  • Day5

    Und nach dem Ski-Tag?

    January 8 in France ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C

    Da wir sehr spontan sind was das Essen angeht wird jeden Tag frisch eingekauft. Vielleicht auch weil wir es so schön finden. Inzwischen kennt man uns im Carfour auch schon 😁
    Und... auch wenn es kalt ist sollte man nicht die Sonnencreme vergessen. Aber eine Quarkmaske fungiert hervorragend als after-sun LotionRead more

  • Day152

    French Alps

    March 28, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 9 °C

    After driving through the Mount Blanc tunnel (11 kilometers long), we emerged into France. The Alps were very imposing. We would have gotten more photos, but most of the time the sun was in the way.

    You may wonder why there are no photos of the drive from Aosta to the Mont Blanc tunnel. Because much of the road was through tunnels with only small gaps between them.Read more

  • Day150

    Housesitting in Servoz

    September 28, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 18 °C

    We are caring for Maisie, a sweet black lab, this weekend. Servoz is a lovely little town with great views of Mont Blanc, and we can even see it from Maisie's front yard!

    Here are some views around the village, as well as Mont Blanc at sunset. We get to see this every evening--lucky us!

  • Day87

    CHAMONIX, FRANCE

    June 25, 2018 in France ⋅ 🌙 13 °C

    This town is so cute I could pinch its cheeks (edited for Buz). It's directly out of a fairy tale. In the French Alps, close to the Swiss border. Think Sound of Music meets Beauty and the Beast. The village lies at the foot of Mt Blanc, nestled in a valley full of dramatic landscapes. On the train climb up we saw mountain goats, waterfalls, glaciers, and skinny, long train bridges. The apart-hotel, 'Le Majestic' is this stunning 1920's (??) palace. Look up Grand Budapest Hotel and I swear it's a spitting image. The long hallways are so wide I could lay across them 3 times. I honestly can't see where it ends. There is an incredible urge to cartwheel until I just can't cartwheel anymore. And it feels empty, which makes it even cooler! And more likely that I will cartwheel.

    Photos to follow... this is definitely is a playground I want to explore!!!

    THURSDAY
    Chamonix started off with a bang (literally) in a family paintball match. So. Much. FUN! I've never played paintball, but the boys were so enthusiastic to try we had to give it a go. There is something very therapeutic about shooting your loved ones. A young guy named Teddy set the course up in the woods in Les Tines. Loads of forested ground on which to play: many forts, hiding spots, cubbies... The boys were in seventh heaven. Priceless! We played for 2 hours and went through 3 bags of ammo. Buz seemed to be the overall winner, although Zach and Jesse are pretty good shots. I need to go to the shooting range for a bit more practice, it seems. We all had fun comparing our little bruises after (although the 5psi guns are pretty tame, they still pack a punch).

    Yesterday we took the cable car to Plan Praz. Buz and Jesse were extremely brave and carried on with cable car #2 to Breventz. I'm a bit ashamed to say that neither Zach nor I could manage to coax ourselves on. In fairness, the cable car is suspended between 2 super-high, rocky snow-covered peaks with nothing in between but sheer drops thousands of feet below. It's maybe an 8 minute ride across air. If something were to happen, I can't see a back-up plan. So I justify our cowardice as intelligence.

    After Buz and Jesse returned safely, we started off on an alpine hike to Flegere. AWESOME! The boys are turning into mountain goats and managed the hike brilliantly. Although it's 'level,' there was a lot of ascent/descent in between and a few hours of walking. There were patches of snow to play in, cliffs to cling to, scree to cross, and most of all just stunning scenery which I won't even try to describe.

    We liked hiking so much that we went back up to Plan Praz today and attempted the hike up to Breventz peak. Unfortunately we hadn't realised most of the track after a certain altitude was all snow. Zach only wore his canvas skateboarding shoes which were quickly soaked through. And Jesse hadn't eaten breakfast. But the REAL reason we didn't make the peak was that the boys were having too much fun turning their rain jackets into makeshift toboggans and spent ages 'sleighriding' - every time they got a bit of altitude they would fly back down. Australians and snow- they couldn't resist. And it probably ended up being more fun than reaching the peak.

    Buz kindly took the boys while I repeated yesterday's hike to Flegere solo. Because honestly he was having as much fun as the kids playing in the snow.

    Tomorrow more paintball is planned.
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  • Day147

    Gorges de la Diosaz

    September 25, 2018 in France ⋅ ☀️ 17 °C

    A natural gorge with a suspended walkway inside led us along and over the beautiful cascades for about 1.6 miles round trip. The path, constructed in 1875, is well maintained, with signposts along the way explaining the history, geology, plants and animals.

    A dam controls the water flow, and right now it is quite low. The highest flow is in June and July when the snow is melting, and of course after a storm.Read more

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