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Running with Julia: the best burger (veggie too) joint in Chamonix — Moo

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The best part of hiking Chamonix’s legendary vertical kilometer to the top of Planpraz is the stunning view of Mount Blanc from the top.  The second best part is building up an appetite big enough to fully enjoy the delicious spread of burgers, fries, drinks and sides offered at Moo – Chamonix’s best burger joint.   Continue Reading →

Running with Julia: an interview with Patrizia and Andrea Brunet, the owners of the family run Bouton d’Or Hotel in Courmayeur, Italy

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Courmayeur is one of our favorite stops on the Tour du Mont Blanc – classy and atmospheric, with great views and a pedestrian-only main road.  The attractive wood and stone architecture almost has a medieval feel to it.  Most of our itineraries include two nights in Courmayeur so you can slow down and appreciate the   Continue Reading →

Running with Julia: Aiguille du Midi

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The Aiguille du Midi is Chamonix’s most popular tourist attaction – a fantastic cable car right up to the world of ice and snow near the summit of Mont Blanc.  At the top, you have viewing platforms, restaurants, the thrilling “step into the void”, and even a gondola over the glacier to Point Helbronner on   Continue Reading →

Running with Julia: lunch at Chalet la Floria

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Chalet Floria is a charming old stone building brimming with flowers that is nestled into the hillside near Chamonix’s famous Petit Balcon Sud.  It’s open mid-morning to late-afternoon from June to November and offers a small menu of light lunch options, deserts, coffees, juices, beer and wine.  With sweeping views of Mont Blanc, the Mer   Continue Reading →