As we venture into June, we're reminiscing about our staff educational trip to the French Alps this time last year. The visit gave us an opportunity to explore some of the resorts we feature and get an in-depth look at the accommodations.

We flew from Gatwick to Lyon and then hired a car to self-drive to the French Alps. The 4 of us did a mini tour of the Maurienne Valley and Oisans regions. It was a bit of a flying visit but we managed to pack a lot in. Here is a quick photo diary of our stay.

Aussois

View from Les Flocons d'Argent balcony over Aussois village

 

 

La Grignott' Cafe in Aussois - Great lunch snacks!

 

 

Our dessert at Fort Marie Christine just outside Aussois village

 

Val Cenis

View at Le Criterium towards Les Chalets de Flambeau, ESFski school meeting and overlooking the terrace where the shops are

 

Termignon Area

View towards Lanslebourg from above Lanslevillard. We took the gondola to 2100m with Patrice from the lift company

 

Montgenevre

Passport control entering Montgenevre from the Italian side

 

View from terrace at Anova Hotel & Spa (lake, drag lift, ESF ski school meeting) in Montgenevre

 

Yummy swordfish kebab - Lunch at Anova

 

Briancon

Unpacking in our accommodation - self-catered apartment at Aigle Bleu, Briancon

 

View from our balcony at Aigle bleu - looking over the town and towards historic forts

 

Les Deux Alpes

Cote Brune Hotel in Les Deux Alpes

 

Big sandwiches for lunch at Cote Brune

 

View over part of Les Deux Alpes