2019Francemontage

The Spectacular French Alps

& its Picturesque Villages

Saturday 13 – Saturday 20 July 2019

8 Days –  £799

Single Supplement £192

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Discover the fantastic scenery and beautiful mountain villages of the French Alps! We stay at La Clusaz, a charming alpine mountain resort.

 

LA CLUSAZ is a French ski resort which has not lost any of its small-village charm, regarded by many as one of the most picturesque mountain villages in France . It is typically of the Savoyard region with a charming church and village square at its centre, from where the village fans out into three main shopping streets, each packed with wonderful food shops, bars and restaurants.

 

The beautiful lakeside town of ANNECY is often described as the ‘Venice of the Alps’, as you explore the charming canals and narrow streets, you will see why.

A GUIDED WALKING TOUR of the town gives an insight into its fascinating history and a CIRCULAR CRUISE of the lake gives you time to admire this charming town from a different perspective.

 

Discover the chic mountain resort of CHAMONIX with the magnificent Mont Blanc as its back drop! The town is dotted with a rich and diverse architectural heritage where traditional and modern styles rub shoulders.

 

TRAIN DU MONTENVERS Board the famous little red train for a 20 minute journey climbing 1,000 metres to view the impressive Mer de Glace. This rack and pinion railway climbs the mountain passing through forests, over viaducts and through tunnels cut through the rock. As the train takes its last bend into the high mountains a stunning panorama opens out before you with the glacier below!

The MER DE GLACE (SEA of ICE) is like a sea frozen in motion! From the summit it is possible to descend via cable car for a closer look.

 

Set on the shores of Lake Geneva is YVOIRE a pretty French lakeside village that has hardly changed across the centuries. Discover the ramparts, the fortified gates and an impressive 14th century castle. The village is awash with flowers; climbing on the roofs, running along the alleys and squares, brightening up the wooden terraces.

 

Be enthralled by the blue transparent waters of LAKE GENEVA, the largest alpine lake in Europe! On the shores of the lake sits its largest city GENEVA. Discover the city’s famous landmarks including the 140 metre high Jet d’Eau, the St Pierre Cathedral for wonderful views over the city and lake, also the ancient old town, a maze of sloping cobblestone streets and alleyways filled with cafes, boutiques and historical landmarks at every turn.

 

Your holiday includes

7 nights dinner bed & breakfast

Alpen Roc Hotel: Aperitif at 6 pm each night

10 am – 11 pm unlimited soft drinks, hot drinks, beer & wine

Mid afternoon coffee & cake each day

Excursions: Train du Montenvers

Guided walking tour of Annecy

Lake Annecy circular cruise

Complimentary tea/coffee on coach

Driver & courier throughout tour

All coach travel & excursions

Accommodation

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Alpen Roc Hotel

The 3 star Alpen Roc Hotel, nestled in the mountains between Chamonix and Annecy, is in the centre of La Clusaz, close to the main shopping centre and cable car. The hotel is decorated in a wooden chalet style throughout with panoramic views of the mountains and village.  All rooms are en suite, traditionally furnished with television, hairdryer and safe. Other facilities include a sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and indoor swimming pool. The hotel has Wi-Fi and a lift.

The 3 star Ibis Hotel Laon (1 night out & 1 night return) all rooms are en suite and comfortably furnished. The hotel has Wi-Fi and a lift.