No need to go to Africa or Asia for a great safari experience - just 50 km west of Paris is completely enough.
Last Saturday together with our Aussie friends we have spent an amazing evening at Chateau Vaux le Vicomte, just 60 km south-east from Paris.
In the middle of hot summer it's best to go where it's really cold: up the high mountains.
Itinerary: Chamonix - Aiguille du Midi - Glacier du Geant - Pointe Helbronner - Courmayeur - Aosta - Cogne - Valnontey - Col Lauson - Herbetet - Chabod - Gran Paradiso - Chamonix
The plan was to use the long July weekend to go to Chamonix, spend first two days on working on our mountaineering skills with UCPA and then climb Mt Blanc over the foll
Rennes, Saint-Malo, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, Le Rivage, Le Vivier-sur-Mer, Arromanches, Pegasus Bridge at Bénouville, Honfleur, Pont de Normandie, Rouen