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    • Pearl cottages Cap d'agde

      Le Cap d'Agde Nov 19, 2014 at 7:28 AM

      My wife and i went to Cap d'Agde this summer in July and had a fantastic time. We went to the beach everyday, restaurants like Waiki beach for lunch, the Sun Beach bar for drinks as well as the foam parties. We also enjoyed the clubs like Glamour and Tantra at night. However we stayed in a town near Cap d'agde because we thought that staying in Cap dAgde might be too intense for the entire vacation. We were wrong. We want to go back in 2015 but this time stay in the naturist village. We heard the Pearl cottages are really nice. Does anyone know these cottages ?

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      Transport from Mezt town center to Parc des expositions de Metz

      Metz Dec 2, 2014 at 4:29 AM

      Hello all,

      Im planning to attend a function at Parc des expositions de Metz or Mezt Expo in November 2015. I did some readings from posting and blogs in planning this trip (my first trip to Europe, anyway). But there are few things that i would like to confirm to...

      1) is there any bus or shuttle bus that going up to the Metz expo from the town center? and the cost too..

      2) which area is the best place to stay in Mezt for low budget/backpackers traveller? i've looked at Auberge de la Jeunesse de Metz.. but im afraid it would be pretty far from the public transport... for a non-french speaking tourist like me

      your kind replies are highly appreciated. thank u. :)

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      A question to be answer for VT meeting Paris

      Paris Dec 5, 2014 at 2:38 AM

      I have postponned the date to accommodate those who really have an interest in coming. Now for the others to know.
      VT Meeting

      will repost in Misc forum.

      Hope to see you ::)


    • New year Eve 2014 entertainment

      Lille Nov 19, 2014 at 2:26 PM

      Group of friends (40-50 year olds!) off to Lille for New year and would like suggestions for somewhere lively to eat and drink on New Years Eve. Have tried a couple of resturants that have cocktail bars attached but no luck, closed that evening. Any suggestions welcome!


    • New Year's Eve in Rennes

      Rennes Dec 15, 2014 at 9:52 AM

      Hello. I am taking my partner as a surprise for New Year to France and we are arriving in Rennes early-mid afternoon on the 31st. We are staying in an apartment, so as to give us a choice over eating in or dining out.
      A few questions, therefore :

      1) We are arriving in to Dinard airport on the morning of the 31st – what is the best way to get from the airport to Rennes ? I understand there is a bus from Pleurtuit or are we better getting the train from St Malo ?
      2) What time are shops open on the 31st (in case we need to buy groceries to cook our dinner that evening) ?
      3) Will restaurants be very busy (as it is New Year’s Eve) and should we therefore book in advance ? (Also : any recommendations ?)
      4) What should we seek out (and what should we avoid ?!?) as midnight strikes ?
      5) Any other suggestions or thoughts on what we should see or do.
      Very many thanks in advance.

    • Looking for restaurant for large group dinner

      Strasbourg Dec 2, 2014 at 2:02 PM

      Could someone please recommend a medium priced restaurant that could accommodate 26 people (24 are college students) for dinner. Thanks.

    • Christmas lunch or dinner in Colmar?

      Colmar Nov 27, 2014 at 5:10 AM

      I want to find somewhere nice for my husband and me - 2 'old' Aussies, thousands of kilometres away from our family - to have Christmas lunch or dinner in Colmar.

    • Souvenir shops

      Collioure Nov 26, 2014 at 1:14 PM

      Hi, Can anyone please advise of any souvenir shops I could contact please in Collioure? My 7 year old son on our recent holiday bought a little snow globe Collioure and Argeles and has treasured it. However, it has just been dropped and smashed and he is devastated. I would really like to know if I contact any of the shops there to perhaps buy a new on online or over the telephone and have posted. Any help please with this? Thank you. Sharon

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      New Year's Eve in Southern France

      France Nov 23, 2014 at 6:59 PM

      We have rented an apartment in Aix for seven days ending Dec 30th. We don't have to be back to Paris until Jan 3rd so we are leaving a few days to just freelance it. I am asking for people's advice on where to spend New Year's Eve in Southern France. Any cities that have a really nice or unique celebration that you can recommend? Thanks,

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      Easiest or best connexion, Honfleur

      France Nov 20, 2014 at 3:26 AM

      Hi, Which is the easiest, best, most frequent bus service to Honfleur from the rail stations at Le Havre or Trouville- Deauville. please. Thank you.

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      How Much is a cab ride?

      Paris 22 hours ago

      How much is a cab ride for 2 from CDG to 3, rue Caulaincourt : Paris 75018 : FRANCE

      on Dec 22nd

    • is Premiere Classe Agen to the town centre walkable ???

      Agen Dec 10, 2014 at 6:40 AM

      is Premiere Classe Agen to the town centre walkable ???
      If so , how long would it take ??

    • Parking in Montreuil

      Montreuil-sur-Mer Nov 26, 2014 at 7:40 AM

      Is it possible to park a car in Montreuil for free at weekends? Say form 2pm on Sat to 11am on Sun? many thanks

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      Airbus tour

      Toulouse Nov 19, 2014 at 7:17 AM


      Does anyone know anything about Airbus tour in Toulouse? My son is very interested to visit there but the website doesn't really say much about it. I would like to know the price, and how long it takes, and if it is worth visiting...


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      Mont St. Michel on Easter day

      Mont Saint Michel Dec 12, 2014 at 3:54 AM

      Hello, my friends!

      We´ll be in France in April 2015. I was checking our schedule and just realized we´ll be visiting Mont St. Michel exactly on the Easter Sunday.

      Is that a problem? Is there any celebration that usually takes place there in this holiday?

      Thank you very much for your help!

      Best regards from Brazil!


    • Chatou train station to gymnase Corbin, rue Auguste Renoir 78400 Chatou

      Chatou Dec 2, 2014 at 11:32 PM

      How long would it take to walk from Chatou train station to gymnase Corbin, rue Auguste Renoir 78400 Chatou

    • Is there a large supermarket near the train station?

      Perpignan Nov 27, 2014 at 1:52 PM

      Hello, I am thinking of starying near the train station in Perpignan and would like to know if there is a Lidl or other supermarket in that area? Also, how long is it to walk to the city centre and as, I want to visit near the University area what bus should I get? Finally is the public transport expensive, perhaps I could get 5 day bus pass? Thank you in advance.

    • Package stuck in Customs

      France Dec 7, 2014 at 11:33 AM

      I can not find a website with French customs forms to get my package. Can I self-clear a package sent from the U.S. to me in Paris, France? If yes, what are the steps?

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      Europcar dependability/Saint Pierre des Corps TGV Station

      Tours Dec 12, 2014 at 4:47 PM

      Has anyone had experience renting an automatic transmission car from Europcar at the TGV station in Saint Pierre des Corps? Avis says "sold out," Hertz says "can't book on line--call" (not encouraging), and Europcar offers exactly what I want. Are they trustworthy? Sixt did this to me once (said "yes," had zip). I will not use them again. I know automatics are hard to find in France outside of airport locations, but If Europcar says they will provide one, what are my chances? Many thanks in advance to the many always-helpful VT members. --Spencer

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      Where should we stay for easy transport?

      Paris Dec 15, 2014 at 2:04 AM

      We're going to the France vs Scotland rugby game in February 2015.
      I'm wondering if anyone can recommend somewhere to stay for 2 nights?
      We're coming in to Charles De Gaulle on Friday, going to the game at Stade De France on Saturday, and looking to do a bit of touristy stuff while there. Our flight back home is on Sunday night.
      Is the area around Sacre Coeur a good place to stay, and easy enough to get to and from the airport and Stadium?
      Thanks folks.

    • Retina specialist

      Nice Dec 10, 2014 at 8:40 AM

      My wife and I are heading back to Nice for three months. Unfortunately, we were delayed due to a torn retina which required me to have laser retina surgery. My doctor said I have weak retinas since this is the second time it happened. In case this happens again I would like to contact a retina specialist during my stay.

      Does anyone know of a retina specialist, not necessarily a personal recommendation but a facility that performs this kind of surgery, in Nice or environs? I have searched Google, spoken to one facility in Nice, Nice Retina at 2 Rue Eugene Emmanuel,  without success. Any help would be greatly apreciated. Thank you,



    • 4 days in Aix en Provence

      Aix-en-Provence Dec 2, 2014 at 9:00 PM

      We will be visiting Aix en Provence from the 15-19th of December. Do you think that 4 full days in Aix are too much?

      If yes, can you kindly suggest any place nearby which is worth visiting. Please note that we will be using public transport only.

      Thanks in advance

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      Vineyard accommodation

      Bourgogne Nov 30, 2014 at 10:59 PM

      Despite researching the subject, both on VT and the web, I'm struggling to get a clear picture of accommodation at a vineyard in Bourgogne. I'll only be there overnight, so I'd prefer to combine my accommodation and wine tasting. Preferably something close enough to Beaune to go wandering around the illuminated buildings in the evening, but will be perfectly happy staying at a scenic nearby village such as Meursalt or Pommard, or even north of Beaune.
      Anyone with wonderful experiences at such a place?
      Advice would be highly appreciated! Thanks.

    • Livestock/farmer markets

      Josselin Nov 23, 2014 at 4:22 AM

      Are their any livestock/farmers markets in the josselin area

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      Sponsor litter

      Paris Dec 16, 2014 at 3:28 AM

      I love to live study and work in Paris but I don't have anyone over there, can anyone please help me like sponsoring me to come over or loan me to come over.

    • Chamonix with a 2 year old toddler

      by Derbs Online Now Oct 20, 2014 at 9:36 PM

      Hello! I'm thinking of bringing my almost two yr old to chamonix for three months Nov - Feb. We would be staying in a self contained apartment anywhere from 10mins to one hour from town centre (walking distance). Is chamonix a good place for toddlers or would we both get more out of it waiting a year or so. Thanks :)

      3 Answers Oct 21, 2014 at 6:01 AM
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      Ski to Verbier and Courmayeur, is it possible without a car?

      by MuratU Online Now Sep 18, 2014 at 5:00 AM

      Hi there,

      I'll be traveling to Chamonix towards the end of January 2015. I'm not planning to rent a car and pretty much rely on using public transportation to move around. I'd like to try and ski in three countries! how difficult is to reach Verbier by using train or bus connections and and make it back to Cham the same day? I understand there is a direct shuttle bus every morning to Courmayeur center and takes about 45 mnts to get there. Say if you wanted to stay in town for dinner and get back to Chamonix around 9 or 10 pm with the bus, is this possible or do you have to take a very expensive taxi ride?

      Thank you.

      5 Answers Nov 26, 2014 at 7:27 AM
    • Hiking around Chamonix in early may

      by natureluvr Online Now Apr 9, 2014 at 5:32 AM

      Hi...thinking about coming to Chamonix the beginning of May and wondering if good trails will be open for hiking that won't require anything more than hiking boots....thank you

      6 Answers Apr 16, 2014 at 12:09 PM
    • Which is a better train route from Chamonix to Paris?

      by mum-of-3 Online Now Dec 9, 2013 at 4:35 AM

      Can anyone advise the best train route from Chamonix to Paris and what is a better time to depart?

      4 Answers Dec 9, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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      chamonix short visit

      by daisy13_8 Online Now Dec 8, 2013 at 2:15 AM

      i will be in chamonix from 22 tell 24 Dec , this is my first time and we are 2 adult and 2 kids (12- 10) , we never skied and experienced the snow before, i need advice about what to wear to be worm , where to go , and what to do there , where to eat .your recommendation much appreciated .

      6 Answers Dec 10, 2013 at 9:32 AM
    • Good place for snowboard rental

      by DixonC Online Now Nov 28, 2013 at 8:11 AM

      I'm looking for high-end/top of the line type of gear for about 5 days. A few places online have "performance" packages for just a bit over 100 euro (for 5 days). I wouldn't mind paying that or even a bit more for good equipment.

      Any recommendations as to where to look, and also a place with a decent customer service, so that they can fix any issues that may come up, exchange gear midway, wax boards/sharpen edges if needed?

      3 Answers Dec 8, 2013 at 9:18 AM
    • Train question....Chamonix to Les Houches

      by heliskier59 Online Now Nov 24, 2013 at 4:35 PM

      We will be arriving to Chamonix from Zurich Airport by train on December 24th. We are travelling with a Swiss Transfer rail ticket that allows us to travel all the way to Chamonix but Les Houches is extra. The train we are travelling on to Chamonix continues on to Les Houches. Is there any way to buy tickets directly from the conductor so that we do not have to get off the train and wait for the next one? I have tried to book the ticket on the SNCF website and it should cost 19.5 Euros for the whole family but there is no way to have the ticket delivered to us. There does not appear to be an option to buy online and PRINT the tickets. If I select mail delivery and enter United States I get re-directed to Rail Europe where I will be charged a total of 65 Euros which seems outrageous for the 15 minute journey. Any ideas?

      4 Answers Nov 27, 2013 at 7:26 AM
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      Looking for Lodging in Chamonix

      by David_theG Online Now Nov 6, 2013 at 9:34 AM

      Hi everyone -

      I am spending ~6 weeks in Chamonix this winter, from January - mid-February 2014. I am looking to meet some people who will be getting a house/chalet. If you are looking for a roommate, please let me know!



      7 Answers Nov 15, 2013 at 6:46 AM
    • Does it make sense to prepay lift tickets?

      by heliskier59 Online Now Nov 2, 2013 at 10:43 AM

      I will be travelling from the U.S. with my wife and four children to Chamonix over the Christmas Holidays. We plan on skiing for six days. Is there any advantage or discount available if we buy our lift passes in advance?
      Thanks in advance

      7 Answers Nov 4, 2013 at 4:02 AM
    • Chamonix in November

      by greterrr Online Now Oct 15, 2013 at 12:46 PM

      What is there to do in terms of outdoor activities in Chamonix in November? It seems that all of the lifts and stuff are closed, but I was wondering if it's still possible to go snowshoeing.

      2 Answers Oct 19, 2013 at 6:23 AM
    • skiing november

      by karinemid Online Now Oct 3, 2013 at 2:06 PM

      Are the slopes open in mid November?

      4 Answers Oct 9, 2013 at 11:12 PM
    • travel to other towns

      by canwegetmore Online Now Sep 14, 2013 at 11:07 AM

      can i take a train to annecy or do you recommend bus travel?

      2 Answers Sep 15, 2013 at 3:30 AM
    • Lyon to Mines via Mt Blanc & Annecy

      by marykey Online Now Sep 13, 2013 at 1:34 PM

      I want to travel from Lyon to Mt Blanc also to see Annecy over several days maybe. After south to Nimes.
      What is the best way? Bus, train etc

      2 Answers Sep 14, 2013 at 10:35 AM
    • Are ski hire and general shops open on Christmas day?

      by clarkchrista5 Online Now Aug 1, 2013 at 2:28 AM

      We are landing landing later on the evening of 24th and were wondering if shops (mainly the ski hire and ski pass shop) will be open on Christmas day?



      4 Answers Aug 1, 2013 at 1:25 PM
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      The Mont Blanc tunnel with the bike.

      by AliVaisovich Online Now Jul 6, 2013 at 4:54 AM

      Hello, I had planned Alpine Bicycle route.
      And it involves moving through the Mont Blanc tunnel.
      Tell me, are there any difficulties if use the car passing by and go hitchhiking ?

      4 Answers Jul 6, 2013 at 1:56 PM
    • Transportation

      by jfclawson Online Now Jun 24, 2013 at 6:57 AM

      How can we get from Chamonix to Champex? We will not have a rental car. thank you.

      6 Answers Jun 24, 2013 at 2:18 PM
    • Chamonix in August

      by nimishshukla Online Now May 28, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      We wish to travel to chamonix in 3week August is it high season? And will lifts be open?
      Also I plan to drive from Lyon airport how much time will it take to reach

      4 Answers May 30, 2013 at 4:55 AM
    • What to wear?

      by Dlemien Online Now May 22, 2013 at 7:21 PM

      We will be in Chamonix in early June and plan to hike Lac Blanc and also take the Aiguille du Midi cable car. Can anyone tell us what we will need to wear? We were thinking--hiking boots, fleece, down vest and a shell jacket, gloves and a hat. We are worried that will not be warm enough. Should we bring winter jackets? Thanks

      8 Answers May 30, 2013 at 3:28 PM
    • Stay in a chalet surrounded by snow

      by manishab Online Now Apr 9, 2013 at 5:17 AM

      Where can i find an option to stay surrounded by snow in the Montreux, Chamonix, area?

      6 Answers Apr 9, 2013 at 7:48 AM
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      From CDG to Chamonix via train

      by MaryamS6 Online Now Apr 8, 2013 at 7:22 AM

      Ok I know this topic has been discussed plenty of times of the forum however, i couldnt find a solid answer to my question.
      I will arrive to CDG airport Terminal 2 on May 1st, and want to reach Chamonix via train, so questions are:
      - Can I book the train tickets once I arrive to the terminal/train station
      - What is the best rail to choose for this trip... SNCF or TGV
      - Is it true that there arent currently any trains going to Chamonix so the alternative is the coach/bus??

      Any other tips would be appreciated :)

      17 Answers Apr 17, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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      Chamonix in May vs. June

      by MaryamS6 Online Now Apr 7, 2013 at 6:54 AM

      I'm planning a trip to Chamonix with my husband but quite confused as to do it in early May or by mid June when the lifts reopen.
      I am wondering if there will be any places with snow to walk on and do snowshoeing or not. We come from Egypt and my husband hasn't seen snow ever... so it's important to give him that experience of walking on snow.
      Appreciate your help :)

      14 Answers Apr 9, 2013 at 12:30 PM
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      Easiest way to travel from Chamonix to Florence

      by pcsn57 Online Now Mar 23, 2013 at 7:56 PM

      Me and my family are planning to spend a week in Chamonix next december (starting on DEC/21/2013).
      On the DEC/28/2013 we are going to Florence, Italy. I`d like to know which is the best/easiest way to make this trip.
      Train? Plane? Bus? Rental Car?

      15 Answers Mar 30, 2013 at 3:52 AM
    • Accommodation, room mate, house mate, rent

      by PenelopeCutter Online Now Jan 23, 2013 at 5:04 AM


      I am looking for a place to stay whilst I look for seasonal work, I would like to rent a place for a minimum of a week. I am a working professional, very clean and tidy with all round perfect manners. I am looking to come out at the beginning of Feb 2013, is there anybody who could help me?

      About me

      I am a white British female, 28 yrs old
      Polite and friendly, easy going and likes to explore the sights
      Looking for seasonal work within the skiing resort.
      Many thanks

      Penelope Cutter

      4 Answers Feb 22, 2013 at 11:47 PM
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      hotels in July

      by Jawnuta Online Now Jan 13, 2013 at 7:58 PM

      We will be driving from Annecy, France to Interlaken, Switzerland and would like to stop for a day in Chamonix.
      Is it possible to find a room in 1 or 2 star hotels at prices up to E80/2 people on arrival?
      We usually rent a car and travel without reservation in Europe and have no problem finding rooms between E40 - E80/night.
      I am doing my research now and I notice that all inexpensive hotels on expedia, agoda, etc are fully booked.
      Is Chamonix usually fully booked on the beginning of July?
      Thank you for your help!

      5 Answers May 4, 2013 at 1:53 PM
    • arranging a trip to France

      by Noura_86 Online Now Jan 9, 2013 at 2:38 AM

      Hi everyone,
      I'm planning a trip for my family for Easter break. We're 4 adults, and 1 child who is 8 years old.
      At the beginning the plan was to visit Disney Paris for 3 days for my little brother and then to Anncy for another 3 days and back to Paris for 4 days. But after looking online I discovered the beautiful city Chamonix and I thought it will be nice to spend time there and experience the snow for the first time in our life and to have one day skiing class (something like that) . But now I don't know how to plan it in term of which would be easier transportation and shorter distance from one place to another.
      The current 2 options I’m thinking about are:

      1- from Dubai-> Genève-> Annecy -> Chamonix-> Disney Paris -> Paris

      2- from Dubai-> landing in paris and by car to Disney Paris -> Paris -> Annecy -> Chamonix and then will have to go to Genève to go back to Dubai.

      The total trip is about 14 days.

      Thank you so very much in advance.

      3 Answers Jan 9, 2013 at 7:45 AM
    • Easiestt way to travel chamonix to Venice

      by Mom4run Online Now Jul 13, 2012 at 8:38 AM

      We will be in Chamonix beginning of September and then moving on to Venice. We will have two kids (11,13) so I'm trying to figure out the least difficult way to travel to Venice. I know with the train there are several stops and transfers. Is it worth it? Is it easier to travel back to Geneva to get there? Thanks for the help

      6 Answers Mar 25, 2013 at 5:00 AM
    • Can you travel with luggage into Italy?

      by RobSoultrain Online Now Mar 19, 2012 at 10:01 AM

      Hello, my wife and I are planning a trip to France/Italy/Spain. We read about the unique cable car ride from Aiguille du Midi into Courmayer.

      Would this be a suitable way to travel into Italy with a lot of luggage?

      6 Answers Feb 1, 2013 at 9:43 AM
    • Chamonix to Aiguille Du Midi and back, or to Italy and back.

      by minlex Online Now Mar 5, 2012 at 11:22 AM

      We are coming to the area in July and I can't find information if most people take the cable cars to Helbronner Point and return, or if they go into Italy and return to Chamonix by bus.

      I think the trip from Chamonix to Aiguille Du Midi and then onto Helbronner Point sound awesome, I just don't know if getting over to Italy and turning around and doing it all again going the other direction is the best idea.

      I would love to go into Italy but not sure about getting back. I am also not sure if they offer one way tickets. It might also take a lot longer to go through Italy, I am just not sure.

      Any advice would be appreciated.

      2 Answers Mar 5, 2012 at 1:30 PM
    • What is the best option to get to Chamonix?

      by JessyJ Online Now Mar 2, 2012 at 12:27 AM

      I will be in Paris next month for 2weeks holiday. Therefore, I would like to plan to go to Chamonix and Geneva as well within the 2weeks trip.

      Option 1:
      Take a flight from Paris to Geneva;then from there get a train to Chamonix?

      Option 2:
      Take a train from Paris to Chamonix?

      Which one is the best option in term of scenic view and money savings? btw,how long would you advised me for staying at Chamonix and Geneva.


      9 Answers Mar 26, 2013 at 3:49 AM
    • Advice needed on where best Chamonix for only three days

      by kim1959 Online Now Jan 18, 2012 at 6:32 AM

      My husband and I are going to be in Chamonix for three days skiing in late Feb. I know it is going to be busy. We are confident skiers, high intermediate/low advanced and used to skiing big groomed runs in the US. We have not done any off-piste and are not really intending to as I see that a guide is really a must. We are going to be skiing mainly red and easier black runs. As we are only there for three days we are keen to avoid wasting valuable time going to the wrong areas.Can anyone suggest the best areas for us to head to and which areas will be a waste of time for us? Are all of the Grand Monets off piste? or are there normal runs there too? We are staying at an hotel near the Midi Du Aiguille but I am confused when reading about it? Would there be any skiing at the top for us or is it only for off piste? I note also that reservations have to be made to use the cable cars..does anyone know how this works and if we should be thinking of including them? I note also that here are Le Pass lift tickets and Unlimited passes and that one can upgrade from Le Pass to unlimited if required. Any advice for us given our middle of the road level of skiing? Many thanks

      2 Answers Jan 18, 2012 at 7:45 AM