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Ski at Avoriaz

As you may know, I really enjoy skiing and I went to Avoriaz a French mountain resort in the heart of the “Portes du Soleil” – great place with horses carriage (and therefore: no cars).

And above all this: beautiful slopes – one of the largest skiing areas in the world !

(somehow beware: some extra fees can be added while you don’t especially have to pay it)






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More pictures coming soon

Skiing in Tignes-le-Lac, French Alpes

I went skiing to Tignes-le-Lac. : )
The slopes are great, numbered and large, and there are enough ski lifts so you don’t wait years, to be carried up again.
With the “Killy Ski pass” you have some free activities, such as the swimming pool (at 30°C), the weights room, and free ice skate rental and access to the ice rink (though I do not recommend this last activity due to the extremely bad quality of the ice skate shoes).

Here, the pictures (click to make it bigger) :




La station:

Link :
http://www.tignes.net/
Tignes Wikipedia

Rambouillet’s Castle : Part-2

Go to Partie-1.

How to go there by train:

Arriving from Paris- Gare de Lyon, just go straight on to the big exit (not the other smaller exit on the right) on Boulevard Diderot.
Then out of the Gare the Lyon, just cross the first street in front of a sauerkraut seller maitre Kanter restaurant.
Then go just a little left, you can see a bus stop (even from the Gare the Lyon exit you can see it), it’s the 91 stop, so wait the bus here (1€90 the ticket). It is 2 minutes to go there.

Once you are in the 91, just wait the last stop (about 15 minutes out of the rush hours), then go out at the Montparnasse SNCF station.

Go inside the station, and buy a Transilien ticket on the Transilien counter for arround Paris destination (you can have reduction, DON’T go on the “grandes lignes” counter). The counter it’s straight on at the right.

Take the direct to Rambouillet – it will bring you here in half an hour(if you want to visit Versailles, it’s the same, just go out of the train one station before Rambouillet – the Versailles Chantier’s station). The price is 7€40. Better take a ticket for the whole day, it will be cheaper.

You can take the RER too (metro station), but you couldn’t see Paris as you will be in the subway.

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Rambouillet’s Castle : Part-1

This weekend I wen to Paris for a business conference. As hotel are amazingly expensive (more than 300€/night in Paris) I went to an aunt who lives in a small village near to Rambouillet.

Then I decided to visit the Castle (as I love Castles!), here are the pictures.


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How to go there and Part-2.

Travel Arround Lyon: The Parc and the Lacroix-Laval Castle

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Lacroix Laval park belongs to the castle which was rebuilt in the 17th century. In the early 18th century the new owner had the gardens landscaped in a typical French style: austere well-planned lines. Most of the garden has been preserved so you can see the lawns, central pond where two alleys cross.

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he castle and this park are situated inside another 119 hectare park with lawns, ponds and a forest where the locals come to jog and stroll. It’s a great place to walk arround.

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Liens: (French)
Château de Lacroix-Laval Site Officiel
Château de Lacroix-Laval Wikipédia