Chamonix, Annecy, and the Alps, Episode 121

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In the second installment of my conversation with Katie and Nathan, we chat  about their visit to Chamonix, Annecy, Alps  and also their excursions to the Aiguille du Midi and taking the train to the Mer de Glace.

Chamonix, Annecy, and the Alps Trip Report with Katie and Nathan

This part of France is wonderful for active vacations and for families visiting with children. You kids will be engaged by the activities available and the gorgeous scenery as well.

The big tourist items around Chamonix, Annecy and the Alps are much more kid-friendly than anything we saw in Colmar.

Katie and Nathan are from Durham, North Carolina. She's 26 and a teacher and he's 29 and a mechanical engineer. They visited France in June 2016.

This is the 2nd part of a 3-part series with Katie and Nathan:

  1. Colmar and Alsace, Episode 120
  2. Chamonix, Annecy, and the Alps, Episode 121
  3. The Verdon Gorge, Provence and Carcassonne, Episode 122

"Some of the mountain installations are not as safe in France as they would have been in the United States. I feel like in France you are much more responsible for your own safety." Nathan

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Hotels Recommended in this Episode: Hôtel Vert in Chamonix, Hôtel du Château in Annecy

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Discussed in this Episode

  • Kandersteg Alpine Slide
  • Chamonix
  • Aiguille du Midi
  • Mer de Glace
  • Annecy
  • Beach at Talloire on the Lac d'Annecy
  • France with Children
  • Kid-Friendly Activities
  • Chamonix Fake Castle Ruin
  • Active Vacations in France
  • Summer Festival in Annecy
  • Fireworks in Annecy (June 25th)
  • Bike Ride Around the Annecy Lake
Riverbanks and cafés in Annecy

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Chamonix, Annecy and the Alps were so different from Alsace that it almost felt like a different country. They also noted that this area is easy to deal with for visitors who don't speak French, there are a lot of English speakers in hotels, restaurants, etc.  This area would a great choice for anyone, but especially for families with children because you can do a lot more than walk around a pretty place, which tends to get boring for children after a while.

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Active Vacations in France, Lyon Area

Looking for inspiration for your trip to Chamonix, Annecy and the Alps? My guests on today's episode of the podcast, young couple Katie and Nathan tell me about their adventures in the French Alps. They have amazing recommendations for you too! They don't have children yet, but Katie is a teacher and she thinks this is a great place for your kids too! #joinusinfrance #frenchalps

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