I had this post all ready to go yesterday, and I forgot to post it. So, yes I know it is Wednesday, but Travel Tuesday just sounds so much better.
After leaving Lyon (see last two travel tuesday entries) we picked up a rental car to drive to the French Alp town of Chamonix. As long as you don’t drive in Paris, we found driving in France pretty easy. The hardest part for us was finding an automatic car to rent, so if you can drive a manual you will be just fine.
As soon as the mountains came into view I got really excited.
Chamonix was a perfect town to visit. There was lots to do, good food, and we stayed at a lovely bed and breakfast that I can highly recommend, Vert et Blanc.
Our bed and breakfast was a bit outside of the main part of town, but there was a nice little trail to follow to get to all of the attractions and restaurants. It was an easy walk for us in the summer, but I’m not quite sure how it would be done in the winter–with skiis I guess. Chamonix was very much an outdoors town. I didn’t spot anyone wandering around in heels or looking like they walked off a runway. Shorts, hiking boots and hats were the norm. Many times while we were there I thought that it would be a fun town to take my kids to.
I tried my first macaron in Chamonix, and I loved it. This became my favorite store.
More eating in Chamonix. I didn’t quite get around to taking a picture of my dessert–just the empty plate.
I wonder why this green beer isn’t served more over here.
This was the view from many of the restaurants.
You could also spot a lot of the mountain rescue dogs, the St. Bernard, in town. They were popular as well with tourists that wanted photos of them.
After eating we would walk back to our b&b to this view from the porch.
Next week, I’ll share some photos of when we went to the little building you can barely see on that top of that mountain.