A gastro experience and photo walk in Chamonix

What a great day for a photo walk in Chamonix, but then most days in my opinion are great days for a photo walk in one of the many beautiful areas of the Haute Savoie region of France. So today I took a photo walk with long time resident of the Chamonix Valley – Teresa Kaufman.

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Le Viu Restaurant, Palace de Menthon, Menthon St. Bernard

Another great lunch another stunning view – this is what the Haute Savoie is made of! One can never tire of the ever changing views over Lake Annecy and regarding it through the windows of Le Viù restaurant at The Palace de Menthon whilst enjoying some fabulous cuisine is pretty close as one can come to a heavenly day out!

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What a hike…what amazing views…

Wow! we are so lucky to be living in this beautiful region of France. I am regularly reminded of this and today was no exception as I was afforded the most amazing views of the Argentiere glacier on a great hike in Les Grands Montets area of Chamonix Mont Blanc in Haute Savoie.

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Smoked Salmon Tartiflette

The tartiflette can be found in many guises as chefs in the Rhone Alps region find ways of making a

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

Cycling to Samoëns in the French Alps, through the valley I was afforded some beautiful views of the surrounding countryside with mountains

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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

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L’Observatoire, Monnetier Mornex – Top of the Saleve

Since moving to this beautiful region of France in 2008, I have enjoyed walking on the Salève, and enjoying the amazing

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Fromagerie et caves Joseph Paccard in Manigod

That glorious smell, synonymous with the Haute Savoie hits you before you ever see a cheese roundel.  We enter the

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Palace Beach Restaurant at Le Palace de Menthon St. Bernard, Lake Annecy

*UPDATE* – Palace Beach Restaurant revisited summer 2015 and it’s just as good.  New menus, same fusion and innovative ideas

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Ferme Auberge de Fréterolles, Morzine, Haute Savoie

When I set off on a summer hike in the Lac Mines D’or area of Morzine, I did give some thought to where we might find lunch, however, I had no idea that we would stumble upon the family-run Auberge de Freterolles

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