Cycling to Samoëns - French Alps

The French Alps in summer part 2 – From Samoëns to High Altitude dining!

Cycling to Samoëns through the valley I was afforded some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside with mountains looming above.  On arrival in Samoëns the market was in full swing offering local produce and crafts, this happens every Wednesday. A morning coffee stop provided a real treat, the boulangerie La Jaÿsinia has a house speciality La Galette…

Les Gets, Morzine, Lac Montriond summer views

The French Alps in Summer…

It’s been a while since I posted on my blog and I’ve been missing it.  After a busy time lately, I’m spending a few days in the French Alps.  I LOVE the alps in summer almost dare I say it more than in winter.  The landscape, the mountains standing majestic adorned in green, the beauty, the…

Looking down on Chamonix

La Bergerie de Plan Praz, Chamonix, Haute Savoie

Now this was a dinner with a difference! A dinner Spectacular! La Bergerie Restaurant is situated at 2000m this is at the mid station of Plan Praz accessed from the Brevent telecabine in Chamonix. La Bergerie run special events during the summer and this was a really great experience. A medieval style dinner and an…

La Pela, Les Gets

La Pela, Les Gets

When it is snowing so hard that you can’t see your hand in front of your face – in skiing terms a ‘white out’ what can one do if you can’t ski? Enjoy an apéro and a good lunch in one of the many great restaurants in Les Gets. So having booked a table for…

Raclette cheese

Cheeses of the Haute Savoie – Raclette

The Raclette is found on most menus throughout the Savoyard region of France but this cheese hails from many regions closely connected, Switzerland, the Haute Savoie and Savoie region of France and also has Swiss/German history dating back to 1291 and was know as ‘roasted cheese’ It is a large round semi-firm cow’s cheese in…