The Country of Mont Blanc

  • From Lyon
  • Nature
  • Discovery

7 days / 6 nights

Day 1 – DEPARTURE / SAINT GERVAIS

Arrival at LYON airport.

Transfer to SAINT GERVAIS LES BAINS.

Check in and settle in at your hotel in SAINT GERVAIS LES BAINS.

Welcome drink.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 2 – THE PLATEAU OF ASSY / CHAMONIX

Breakfast

Departure for the plateau of Assy. Visit the church of Notre Dame de Toute Grâce.

Walking trip along the Green Lake. The lake is classified as a natural legacy.

Lunch at the hotel.

Excursion to CHAMONIX MONT BLANC. Ascend in a cogwheel train to the “Mer de Glace” the largest glacier in France (7 km long and 200 m thick).

Visit the city of CHAMONIX.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 3 – A DAY IN ITALY

Breakfast

Departure for VALEE D’AOSTE. Passing through the Mont Blanc tunnel to reach ITALY.

Walking tour of the old town of AOSTE.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Visit the cooperative Jambon de Bosses (ham).

Departure in the direction of the col du GRAND SAINT BERNARD and pause for a visit to the Barry Foundation Great St. Bernard (kennel and museum).

Proceed to Switzerland, continue on to ORCIERE and MARTIGNY.

Travel back to France from CHAMONIX, and SAINT GERVAIS.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 4 – SAINT GERVAIS / MEGEVE / SALLANCHES

Breakfast

Visit to the village of SAINT GERVAIS, the Baroque church.

Lunch at the hotel

Visit the church of Saint Nicolas de Véroce.

Visit the city of MEGEVE.

Proceed to SALLANCHES. Stop and visit the church: the church of Saint Jacques is classified as an historical monument.

A visit to the Nature Center of Château des Rubins followed by walk in the heart of nature and then leisure time in the city.

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 5 – A DAY IN SWITZERLAND: GRUYERE & TOUR OF CHOCOLATE FACTORY / MONTREUX

Breakfast

Departure for SWITZERLAND.

Visit the medieval city of GRUYERE and its castle.

Visit of the home of GRUYERE.

Lunch at a restaurant.

Departure for BROC and visit CAILLER, the famous Chocolate Factory.

Return to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 6 – THE LAKE LEMAN / GENEVE

Breakfast

Departure for THONON LES BAINS by the Grandes Alpes Route.

Arriving to EVIAN, the spa city. City tour.

Lunch on the shores of Léman.

Leave for YVOIRE, « classified as one of the most beautiful villages in France » with its medieval castle, ramparts and fortified gates.

Contine to GENEVA, an international capital. Leisure time to explore the old town and its’ famous 140m Water Jet.

Back to the hotel in the late afternoon.

Dinner and overnight.

 

Day 7 – PEROUGES

Breakfast

End your stay in SAINT GERVAIS.

Departure for ANNECY, NANTUA and PEROUGES.

Guided tour of the city of PEROUGES.

Transfer to LYON airport.

Check-in and departure.