Our second day off coincided with Dave's birthday so we set off for another trip down the valley - this time turning right at the bottom of the valley. The snow is melting fast as the weather is very mild now and we took a pretty road heading towards Annemasse / Geneva and stopped for lunch at Le Lac du Mole.
We drove on to Thonon-Les-Bains which sits on the southern side of Lake Geneva which must be a bustling town in the summer but had a rather 'shut for the season feel' to it now. The funicular railway takes visitors up from the lakeside to the town.
Our journey back to Les Carroz was along the Route des Grandes Alpes - a road which starts in Thonon-Les-Bains passes over all the high passes in the alps and finishes at the French Riviera. The section we followed took us through a beautiful gorge and through the ski resorts of Morzine and Les Gets.
|Macaroons in a cake shop window in Thonon-Les-Bains|