We arrived yesterday evening and so far we have done a lot of wandering about and eating and drinking, MG has had his hair cut and whilst he was doing that I stayed in the hotel room and gave myself a full pedicure, I am sure these are the kind of things one does at trade shows!
It's, well, very Alpine here, I am not sure how many meters we are above sea level but it's high,
I love French Alpine ski resorts and I love skiing and apres ski but ski resorts are quite weird places in Summer, it feels somehow wrong!
I have to say the restaurants and bars are superb, here in the Savoie department of France they know how to cater for large influxes of guests, which is really refreshing. The ski resorts in The Pyrenees, which offer great sking fall down on the hospitality and food, side of things, they need to up their game and get more sophisticated if they want to compete with their Alpine Cousins.
We came to this show last year and made the mistake of eating too much of the local cuisine, which is cheese based food, fondu, raclette, tartiflette, we were completely cheesed out, totally calorific and really not justified when you have not had a full day on the slopes, we are trying to limit ourselves this time, which is hard as temptation lurks on every menu in town!
Must dash, MG has just walked into the room, we are going out to eat...again...
Window boxes full of multi coloured flowers are everywhere. Crusoe is in the corner of this photo reading P Mail.
The cable cars to get you up to the Pistes
Up there and then some
Looking over a flower strewn bridge
This pub has become base-camp
Loads of restaurants
Cuddly toys and slippers
It's safe to drink!