Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Sue and Martin above Zermatt - 2018

Saturday, 30 June 2018

A Short Tour of the Vanoise – Sunday 2 September 2007 – Going Home, and an Index

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Before my short report on the journey home, here’s an index to the postings for this short trip. You can access all the postings at one go by clicking here and scrolling down to the oldest posting. I’ve not attempted to place links between the days due to problems with Google’s ‘Blogger’ software that destroys all the formatting when you try to edit using the Blogger dashboard.

Saturday 25 August 2007 - Day 0 – Travel to Modane

Sunday 26 August 2007 - Day 1 – Modane to Refuge d'Orgère

Monday 27 August 2007 - Day 2 – Refuge d'Orgère to Refuge du Plan Sec

Tuesday 28 August 2007 - Day 3 – Refuge du Plan Sec to Refuge de l'Arpont

Wednesday 29 August 2007 - Day 4 – Refuge de l'Arpont to Refuge du Col de la Vanoise

Thursday 30 August 2007 - Day 5 – Refuge du Col de la Vanoise to Epecia Hotel, Pralognan

Friday 31 August 2007 - Day 6 – Pralognan to Refuge de Péclet-Polset

Saturday 1 September 2007 - Day 7 – Refuge de Péclet-Polset to Modane

Conrad visited the area in 2001 and walked the ‘Full Tour’. His report is here.

Here’s my report on the journey home:

Sunday 2 September 2007

An easy journey home. We cope with the peculiar locking system of the Megane Scenic and enjoy a few hours in Chambery - a very nice town with an elephant square celebrating the French exploits in India, and some interesting ancient streets. Mostly shut, so pleasantly quiet, hot and sunny.

The Elephant Fountain79-The-Elephant-Fountain

Outside Ste Chapelle Grand Carillon80-Outside-Ste-Chapelle-Grand-Carillon

Martin in Chambery's ancient streets81-Martin-in-Chambery's-ancient-streets

Theatre Charles Dullin82-Theatre-Charles-Dullin

After a nice lunch, easily back to Lyon airport and home to rainy Manchester, but a refreshingly jolly taxi driver.

Costs per person:
Air fare £139
Car hire £42
Tolls/fuel £12
Hotels (3) £68
Refuges (half board)(5) £160
Meals £90
Coffees etc £20
Taxis £11
Sundry £7
Total £549

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