Touring the French Alps

French Alps:

Today we are leaving Châtel-Guyon for a discovery week. We are first going to Lyon to visit an aunt and then to Viviers-Du-Lac for our first night. The whole trip is 1,000 kilometers, staying in a different hotel along the way each night.

While driving in the French Alps I recall a dramatic event taking place a while ago just on our way: The Al-Hilli murder in Chevaline, French Alps.

Al-Hilli murder: French police contaminated evidence

French police contaminated vital evidence from the Alpine beauty spot where four people including members of a British family were gunned down in cold blood, it has emerged.

French Alps

Police surround the BMW at the scene of the shooting in woods near Chevaline in the French Alps. Photo: JULIAN SIMMONDS

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Source: The telegraph

French Alps

From little towns to villages we finally arrive in Chamonix – Mont Blanc.

This is what Wikipedia says:

The three towns and their communes which surround Mont Blanc are Courmayeur in Aosta Valley, Italy, and both Saint-Gervais-les-Bains and Chamonix in Haute-Savoie, France — the latter being the site of the first Winter Olympics. A cable car ascends and crosses the mountain range from Courmayeur to Chamonix, through the Col Du Geant. Begun in 1957 and completed in 1965, the 11.6 km (7¼ mi) Mont Blanc Tunnel runs beneath the mountain between these two countries and is one of the major trans-Alpine transport routes.

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From Chamonix we will drive back in the French Alps to go to Annecy before going back home.

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