Christmas Markets 2019 – Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alps and Genevois region

Here is my roundup of a few Christmas markets/Marché de Noël going on around The Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alpes and Genevois region in 2019

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Hiking from Lac Mines d’Or, Morzine

There is nothing quite like taking a great hike in the mountains in the Haute Savoie in the summertime. In the Morzine and Les Gets there are endless hiking trails to follow. Most of them have a great restaurant on the hike! So your fitness and gourmand needs are all met!

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Christmas Markets 2018 to visit in the region

Les Marché des Noël 2018. Here is a roundup of a few Christmas markets going on around The Haute Savoie, Savoie, Rhone Alpes and Genevois regions this winter.

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Baking with Cheese My top 5 recipes

It would be hard to live in the Haute Savoie in France and not love cheese. Luckily I’m a lover of cheese and baking! I’ve put together some of my favourite recipes from Taste of Savoie using cheeses from this region.

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Hike to Lac Blanc

We took the Flegere cable car up, then the Index chairlift up higher and walked across and a bit up and down to the Lac Blanc, enjoyed a picnic lunch with a VIEW and then hiked down, down, down back to the Flegere cable car back down to Chamonix.

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Aromatik Restaurant Annecy

Fabulous! another delicious restaurant discovery in Annecy. Aromatik restaurant in Annecy has two entrances and is in a lovely old building which can be accessed either via Filaterie or Rue du Collège. Aromatik boasts not one but two outdoor eating areas and has a stunningly decorated interior restaurant combining traditional aspects of the building with modern accents and colours

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Vina Annapurna, Les Gets

Now we have another new gastro restaurant in Les Gets! Vina Annapurna which opened at the end of the winter ski season 2018.  It’s open for summer too and I got my chance to try it!  The restaurant scene in Les Gets continues to evolve in a good way and the Vina Annapurna is a great addition.

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Restaurant L’Esquisse, Annecy

Is there no end to the fabulous places to eat in Annecy – it would seem not! My latest find is L’Esquisse Restaurant owned by Stéphane and Magali Dattrino.  Situated on the Rue Royale in the centre of Annecy, this little gem and it is a small restaurant takes only 18 covers for each sitting in the calm and tastefully decorated restaurant.

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Les Palettes, Annecy

I know I say this everytime I visit Annecy but it really is true…this is a wonderful and interesting medieval town with so many great places to discover, shops to visit, galleries to see and historic sites to enjoy.  Not to mention the absolutely stunning freshwater lake surrounded by mountain scenery.  Apart from all of these reasons to visit, there is a plethora of fabulous restaurants and cafes to eat in!  So my latest find is Les Palettes and this is no ordinary restaurant/cafe, it is also a concept store and those who know me well will know that a melange of shopping and eating is my idea of heaven!

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Les Cocottes, Christian Constant

Les Cocottes by Christian Constant is conveniently situated at The Casino on the border of Switzerland and France just outside Saint Julien-en-Genevois.  It is open 7 days a week and has easy parking.  So, they are the practical reasons … The real reason is that this restaurant serves great food at good prices in a really good modern, light and spacious space with a brasserie style.  From May to September the outdoor terrace which offers shade and faces the Jura is a very convivial place to dine.  Et voila so many reasons to give it a try!

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