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Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Chamonix » Argentiere May 1st 2010

Not having been away for a while and to coincide with our 1st anniversary as a married couple (and the Bank Holiday weekend) we took advantage of the kind offer from Jo and Paul to spend a weekend in Argentiere. The sales pitch was relatively easy, skiing in sunshine, sunbathing if we didn't feel like skiing and lots of tasty food thrown in, all in the beautiful Chamonix Valley and spacious homely apartment! (click on the link below, it might be available over the coming summer/winter but gets booked up quickly) Paul's Apartment Deal done and flights booked we left work on time on Friday evening and after a few delays at the airport (not the volcano this time) we got to Geneva and picked up the hire car! Paul was really chuffed when at the ... read more
Waterfalls
Swimming Pool
Paul and Jo

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Chamonix » Argentiere April 12th 2009

Hey everybody! WEll, the past week or so has gone by seriously fast. It was mostly regular stuff, kids were at school and I was working hard to catch up on to do's after Richard went home. I met up with another Canadian aupair, Ian who has family in the Kelowna area so he knew where I actually lived. We met with Kim, the other Canadian aupair I met the week before so it was quite cool and I didn't mind hanging out in the 3 crowd. Generally speaking, I tend to try for one on one or lots of people because usually it is awkward for someone in a 3...just a Chloe thing. Anyways, our waiter at the restaurant ended up being Hungarian despite sounding French so we had a cool chat about Hungary. I ... read more
All geared up - Sunday!
First day in town...
Family photo op - Monday!

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Chamonix » Argentiere March 16th 2009

As I flew into Geneva to meet my Kiwi friend Neil for a weeks snowboarding in the Chamonix valley of the French Alps I couldn't quite contain the excitement, little did I know that the holiday would far exceed all of the expectations I had laid upon it. We drove from Geneva to the Alps at night and the excitment grew as we passed shadows of mountains, heavier and heavier snow falls and noticed great banks of snow piled on the sides of the road. We arrived in our resort - Argentiere - very late and fell straight to sleep with dreams of mountains and fresh powdery snow in our heads. Waking up did not disappoint, it was a winter wonderland directly out of the window of the hostel room. The view was of snow capped ... read more
The view from my room
Snow capped trees
UCPA Argentiere

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Chamonix » Argentiere January 3rd 2009

(voor Nederlands, scroll naar beneden) The last week of the year 2008 we have spent our time snowshoeing in the French and Swiss Alps ... A short photo impression ... Everyone a healthy and happy 2009! On to new adventures ... ========= NEDERLANDS =========== Hola! De laatste week van het fantastische jaar 2008 hebben we al sneeuwschoenend doorgebracht in de Franse en Zwitserse Alpen... Een korte foto-impressie... Aan iedereen een gezond en gelukkig 2009 toegewenst! Op naar nieuwe avonturen... ... read more
Les Houches
op weg naar de Aguillette des Posettes (2201m)
Rochers des Fiz

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Chamonix » Argentiere December 28th 2008

With some of the best pre season snow in years the decision to ski over New Year looked like a good one! Jo, Polly, Sally, Lucy, James, Paul, Dave, Nick and Nick Zveg - headed to Argentiere. Blues skies and sunshine greeted us on arrival with the promise of some new snow mid week and then more sunshine. The apartment in Argentiere had its new third bedroom and was surprisingly comfortable for 10 of us over new year. Check out the link below for more information on Chamonix and details of the apartment which is available to rent at pretty good rates! Chamsnow The skiing was great. James picked up snowboarding quickly, Lucy improved on what she'd done before and was going down a Red run on day two. All were skiing the Grand Montets during ... read more
Polly, Jo, Lucy, Sally, Paul
Paul and Jo
Dave Crash Scene

Europe » France » Rhône-Alpes » Chamonix » Argentiere March 16th 2008

After a quick flight across the channel we were met in Geneva by a very tanned Paul (Nick's cousin) - obviously he had been hard at work being a ski bum. We got to Argentiere, 15 mins beyond Chamonix, and made ourselves feel very welcome in Paul's new apartment by delving into the sauscisson, I resisted the chocolate cookies even though secretly I wanted one but I thought it polite and girly not to scoff all of Paul's food on the first day. We had a couple of beers and then rested our weary heads on the newly washed sheets - Paul had been hard at work all day using the traditional method of washing, using his feet to tramp out the dirty sheets in his wash tub, think he may have also taken a bath ... read more
Mont Blanc
Aiguille Vert
Overlooking Argentiere Glacier




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