Just got back from a week in the French Alps. They’re very hot on PR as you can see below, but I wonder how often they need to cut the grass to keep the logo looking pristine?
Unobtrusive wooden bridges blending into the landscape were provided for the cyclists as well as for the hikers.
There were even mini cattle grids to stop the cows straying.
If this was England, the bridge would probably be made in poured concrete complete with handrails, chainlink fencing and large intrusive notice boards warning of the danger of turning your ankle or falling into the stream.
We took a ride on the local ‘bus’ to the top of the mountain nearly 4,000 metres up. The panoramic where the views were absolutely stunning.
The ‘bus’ provided a somewhat noisy and bumpy ride, unlike the dodgems on ice down in the valley below which were smooth and almost completely silent.
We took the bubble down to the next valley to a little craft village called Venosc. You could tell there were artists and crafts men and women who lived here as everything was so picturesque. Even the handrails were beautiful.
There were leather workers and basket makers, silver smiths and painters and sculptors. There was even a man who was doing some wood turning using some sticks and a piece of string – see the video below. A great opportunity for some serious retail therapy.