Chamonix-Mont Blanc

Chamonix-Mont-Blanc Travel Blog

 › entry 16 of 17 › view all entries
Mont Blanc

John, the Peters, and myself all were heading to Geneva to catch flights so we got up early to take the bus under Mont Blanc through the tunnel to Chamonix. From here, John and myself were trying to catch the first train to Geneva and the Peters were going to hang out for the day and catch the afternoon bus. When we got there, we found out that that bus was the next trip to Geneva so we all ended up hanging out in Chamonix until 4 that afternoon. We all decided to split up and go our own ways, the Peters going to go up the funicular up to the Aquille du Midi. I walked around town just to get a lay of the land. It is a beautiful town and very easy to see why its such a big resort.

L'Auiguille du Midi

I was hungry so I ended up getting a crepe from this fastfoodish type joint. It definitely wasn't the best crepe I had ever had, but for the price in this place, it was good. I also got a croissant and a baguette from a bakery. The croissant was hands down the best I have ever had. It litterally melted in my mouth. AMAZING! The baguette was also good. Crunchy on the outside, moist and yummy on the inside. I at these outside of a church where a wedding procession was going on. After this, I read the little stands that were in French about the original guides and first women, etc of Mont Blanc. It was interesting from what I understood. which was surprisingly a lot.

From here I walked some more of the town and window shopped quite a lot. I ended up at the other end of the town in a park next to a high school, and moseyed back towards town.

One of the main squares
I found a market with clothes and a seperate side of food. I love markets! The clothes one, not so much, but the food one was awesome. There were tons of fresh cheeses, meats, vegetables, you name it! I ended up getting a few types of cheese, some meat, and some olives. I would have gotten some fruit or something but I was low on euros and I didnt want to get more out. This would latter be my lunch, and it was super good! I spent close to an hour just walking around here looking at all the yumminess. I think my favorite thing was the different types of sauciones. They had some made of donkey and other weird animals. No thanks, I'll stick with the normal cheese stuffed one.

I later met back up with John at the public toilet (go figure) and we walked around the town again as we had already seen it all.

WWI monument
This time, we ran into a really awesome site. There were over a dozen Lamborghinis parked along the street. I had seen a sign for a race of some sort that was happening around the area, and I guess that was what they were for. I think it was more of a driving tour than a race, but the cars were still beautiful.

We all met back at the train station and waited around for the bus as we had seen the town twice now. The Peters talked about the funicular ride and said they had really enjoyed it. There was evidentally a parasailer that had crashed into the mountains sometime around this time because a helicopter took off to go pull them out of the trees. It was interesting to see, but with the amount of parasailers there, I bet it happens somewhat often. The bus finally came and we got on to Geneva.

flowers
It was evidentally run in conjuction with some kind of tour this time, because there was a tour guide talking about stuff on the ride. He was a British guy that just seemed amiss somewhat. We all had a good laugh at that. I wish I remember some of the stuff he said, because it was just stupid.We eventually ended up back in Geneva that evening around 5 something and the Peters hoped on their flight back to Liverpool. John said he was going to crash in the airport, but I didn't feel like it. Plus I needed to shower etc. before the flight so I decided I would try to find a cheap hotel in Geneva, near the airport....

bernard69 says:
the strong ones are often the best:)
Posted on: Nov 21, 2009
alicegourmet says:
I love the saucissons and formages (not those strong ones)!
Posted on: Nov 21, 2009
Join TravBuddy to leave comments, meet new friends and share travel tips!
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
LAuiguille du Midi
L'Auiguille du Midi
One of the main squares
One of the main squares
WWI monument
WWI monument
flowers
flowers
Saussure, one of the original guid…
Saussure, one of the original gui…
The sun over Auguille du Midi, cra…
The sun over Auguille du Midi, cr…
Again
Again
Bowling, pub, indoor minigolf, and…
Bowling, pub, indoor minigolf, an…
tribute to guides
tribute to guides
Mont Blanc
Mont Blanc
The church where I had lunch next …
The church where I had lunch next…
The market!
The market!
fromage!
fromage!
yay cheese! there were probably 10…
yay cheese! there were probably 1…
pretty flowers
pretty flowers
and about a dozen meat stands! mmm…
and about a dozen meat stands! mm…
Two types of cheese, two types of …
Two types of cheese, two types of…
Lamborghinis
Lamborghinis
the single Lotus
the single Lotus
the engine
the engine
a St. Bernard?
a St. Bernard?
the parasailers sail
the parasailer's sail
the main drag
the main drag
here he comes to save the day!
here he comes to save the day!
the helicopter
the helicopter
the River Arve
the River Arve
the Arve
the Arve
These were ads for the Paris-Lyon-…
These were ads for the Paris-Lyon…