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Sights of Savoie

Sights of Savoie… This seems like a natural progression for me as a photographer – I love living all the senses of this wonderful region of France and the neighbouring areas, but especially the tastes and the sights, so I have put together a new page with a selection of my own photographs taken all around…

Views from the Terrace of Lake Annecy

Chalet La Pricaz on La Col de la Forclaz, Haute Savoie

This is more than just a restaurant recommendation, this is a great day out with some of the most outstanding views the Haute Savoie has to offer.  Chalet La Pricaz can be found at the top of one of the better known alpine cycling climbs which has been included in ‘Le Tour de France’ only…

making Tartiflette Couronne

Tartiflette Couronne

When living in the Haute Savoie one must realise it really is all about cheese and that star of the cheese stage here is Reblochon as I have mentioned a few times in previous posts.  The main dish featured on every discerning savoyard menu is the classic tartiflette.  However I have spent sometime trying to…

Auberge de la Fruitière, Vers

Auberge de la Fruitière, Vers, Haute Savoie

This is a restaurant re-visited post, truly our local, being only a bike ride away! the Auberge de la Fruitière in Vers has new patrons: two brothers, Patrick and Gerard Josserand.  The auberge is a communale building meaning it is owned by the village, it is an older building with character and was originally a fruitière (fromagerie)…

A selection of bread from La Boulangerie du Centre, Viry, Haute Savoie

Give us our daily bread

There are some things in France that must never, never change. One of these is that nearly every village, town and City of France has an abundance of good boulangeries (bakeries) and patisseries.  All specialising in that wonderful french staple; bread (le pain) which comes in many shapes and sizes and flavours. Baked fresh several…

Dauphinoise and Tomme de Savoie Tartelettes

Dauphinoise and Tomme de Savoie Tartelettes

Tomme comes in many guises – Tomme de Savoie is a variety of Tomme cheese from The Savoie region in the French Alps.  It is a mild and delicate tasting cows milk cheese, circular in shape with a greyish colour rind. The rind develops over the months that it matures in a tradition cellar environment.…