Staying in Chamonix, 6 steps away from a Patisserie

We were holidaying in the French Alp town of Chamonix and our apartment was located on the main strip of Rue Du Docteur Paccard above retail store, it was the perfect spot as across from us was a little patisserie called Richard. I could count 6 steps from our apartment to the shopfront window, I do not think I have ever lived so close to a patisserie before. I wanted to ...

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48 Hours in Geneva, Switzerland

On the way to Chamonix, our soon to be French ski destination, we stopped by Geneva for two nights to recoup after a rather long haul flight from Perth, Western Australia. In the middle of winter, Geneva is a quiet but charming city. The Old Town of Geneva Orientation Geneva is a small town located in Switzerland and nestled around the stunning Lake Geneva. The city is expensive to transit however as we ...

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An Australian in Chamonix – We hit the ski slopes

Our first day in the French ski village of Chamonix we were itching to venture up into the mountains but before we could hop into a cable car we had to go about arranging the needful. It was a rather expensive morning indeed involving purchasing a ski pass, hiring equipment, buying some mountain clothes and booking a ski lesson for myself. Having never skied before it was unavoidable really, compulsory ...

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An Australian in Chamonix – we arrive

'There can be no beautiful landscape without a horizon of mountains’ – Chateaubriand 1805 Chamonix is a mountainous valley town in the Haute-Savoie region of France and our destination for a ski holiday, also my very trip to the snow. Chamonix, rich in mountain history dating back to 1741 has 108 km’s of patrolled ski and snowboard trails and ski season is from mid December to May. Surrounded by some of ...

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