Tag: La Clusaz

Festivals in the French Alps

March isn’t usually a month that you associate with outdoor festivals in either hemisphere of the world, but around these parts, one has just come and gone and another one is on its way. The Radiomeuh Circus festival is on

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The homecoming in La Clusaz for Candide Thovex

If you look hard enough at this photo, you’ll see someone in yellow ski pants climbing what appears to be a concave piece of cliff to the top of Le Croix (“The Cross”) up at La Balme in La Clusaz.

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Entertainment in La Clusaz

Last week in La Clusaz, this was the scene down at the Champ Guiget area down by the ice rink in La Clusaz. Can you tell what’s happening? Is it a battle of machines against humans? Is there going to

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How to upset a La Clusaz employee

This is the third and final post about how to annoy the locals merely by celebrating a birthday. After causing frowns for asking for a drink in a bar in Croix Fry, then paying far too much for terrible service

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Eating at a refuge

This is part two of three posts about how to annoy the locals merely by giving them your custom. As you may recall, my friend, Elodie, celebrated her birthday last week, and she started the evening with an apero in

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The stuffed fox in Croix Fry

This is part one of three posts about how to annoy the locals merely by giving them your custom. My friend Elodie celebrated her birthday this week, and she wanted to start with an apero (a pre-dinner drink). She called

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World Cup fever hits La Clusaz

The cow bells are out in La Clusaz this weekend, with the FIS cross-country (ski du fond) world cup taking place in Les Confins. Pictured are the front-runners of the men’s 15km race on their third lap of the course.

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Public service in Annecy and La Clusaz

Public services in France, like most countries, vary in quality and accessibility. This advertisement in Annecy displays the faces of local public servants — lovely smiling faces, like Sebastien’s, above. Just last week, I had a positive experience at the

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Chapelle de Gotty – also a bus stop

Between the main village of La Clusaz and the l’Etale area lies the Chapelle de Gotty. This pretty little chapel is far more accessible than the previous chapel, I wrote about, the well-hidden Chapelle du Parc, because it’s on a

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The hidden chapel of La Clusaz

Situated at the entrance of La Clusaz is something I didn’t notice for more than three years — a chapel. You might wonder how someone can miss a bright blue building, and the Chapelle du Parc, built in 1631, is

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Wendy Hollands writer in Annecy, France

I'm an experienced professional writer based in the French Alps. I enjoy learning French language nuances, winter sports and travel. Read more...

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