Two little Boston Terrier girls bring their Momo & Mr.Momo to Paris for a long stay. These are the tales of their very fine adventures.

2.7.07

And Then There was Chamonix




Can anyone hear the Sound of Music soundtrack playing right now? Yeah, yeah, silly, but Chamonix is that charming. Our hotel was charming, the restaurants were charming, the town was charming. And everyone, including the tourists, were very very charming and nice. Momo didn't meet another crabby person, with the exception of herself. And that helped make it a very nice escape.

Chamonix did remind the Momo family of Vermont, but on serious steroids. Home of the first winter olympics, Chamonix still retains a lot of that kind of winter sports charm. People are still skiing because, well, it's a glacier and still has snow on it. Mont Blanc is very beautiful, large, and white. It almost air conditions the town, but not quite.

The best part of Chamonix for L&P was a dog stuff store where they reaped the benefits of being such good girls. They got lots of toys- good ones that won't break in five minutes, new winter jackets (where else?) and some very cool leashes for very big dogs. Not many small dogs there. About half of them were off leash and strutting around town with their humans. Dogs are really well liked there. L&P ate breakfast with Momo and Mr. Momo in the Hameau Albert restaurant - the fancy one. Even during dinner one can bring their well mannered four legged buddy with them.

Chamonix should not be missed if you can get there. Momo suggests a TGV train to Geneve (or as we call it, Geneva) and the smaller train to Chamonix. Even from Paris, the TGV train is a mere 3 hours and change. In a car it is about 5.5 long hours. Momo also recommends Le Hameau Albert 1er Hotel. You can walk everywhere once you are there.

This is a photo in the middle of town. A scenic view from anywhere. And here are L&P sharing breakfast in the restaurant.

The Momo and Mr. Momo as well as L&P rate Chamonix a big 10. They would live there if they could.

2 comments:

Judith Stander said...

Yes...I hear the music...someone is humming offkey but recognizable as Sound of Something! Wonderful experience of a lifetime! Was gasping for breath right along with you. What did you wear on your feet in the snow? Missing you a lot. Love, Judy

Chaletlaforet said...

Hi - I was admiring Lulu and Phoebe in Chamonix - couldn't belive it when I found this page looking for something else! Glad you all had a good time :)