The Trinquette

The Trinquette is what we call in France a Guinguette. A Guinguette used to be a place where people eat and sometimes dance, it was a cheap place and the name came from Guinguet (a cheap white wine). It is now used to describe a place outside where you can eat and feel like being …

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Semnoz

The Semnoz is Anneciens’s big garden and playground only 30 min away. I learned nordic skiing there, went on summer camp, picked up mushrooms, did snow walking, pik niked, hiked… Semnoz belongs to the Bauges Massif, it is 16 km long and Crêt du Châtillon is 1699 m high.From the top of Crêt de Châtillon, …

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Menthon St Bernard’s Castle

Menthon St Bernard’s Castle has been watching over one of the most beautiful alpine landscape for some 1000 years. It is rising like a fortress, defying the surrounding mountains. This noble castle has for many centuries remained inhabited by the counts of Menthon, an affluent Genevois family. In fact, according to the legend, St. Bernard …

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