Day Country Towns visited Distance Driven Weather
One France Reims
Troyes
467 miles Bright Sun
Two France Troyes
Dijon
Annecy
309 miles Clear
Three France Annecy
Courchevel
Grenoble
184 miles Bright Sun
Four France
Italy
Switzerland
Chamonix Mont-Blanc
Montreux
Lusanne
260 miles Snow & Rain
Five Switzerland
Germany
France
Freiburg
Colmar
Strasbourg
253 miles Cloudy
Six France
Germany
Luxembourg
Belgium
Luxembourg
Brussels
Lille
352 miles Sunny
Seven France Lille
Calais
286 miles Sun & Showers
Total Countries: 7 Total Miles: 2111 miles


Day One: We set off early on Wednesday 12th April and made good time to Dover. Managed to squeeze onto the 09:30 rather than the 11:00 to Calais. The weather was excellent and the sea calm.

Leaving Dover Back to top
Lauren

The Girls





French Flag We arrived in France an hour and a half earlier than planned so made use of the time to have a look around Reims on the way to Troyes where we stayed on the first night.

The French coast Back to top
Reims

Reims
Reims

Reims
Reims

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Day Two: We returned into Troyes early on day two to have a look around and grab a coffee before heading off South towards Annecy

Troyes

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Troyes

Troyes Back to top
Troyes

Troyes
Troyes

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Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

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Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top


Day Three: We returned to Annecy to have a look around in daylight and decide what to do for the rest of the day. We had planned to stay overnight in Grenoble so had only a short distance to drive. We made use of the time to head up into the Alps and check out the snow.

Annecy

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Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Annecy

Annecy Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Courchevel

Courchevel Back to top
Grenoble

Grenoble Back to top
Grenoble

Grenoble Back to top


Day Four: Having spent the evening in Grenoble on Good Friday we headed off towards Chamonix Mont-Blanc after checking out of the hotel.

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Itallian Flag It rained heavily as we arrived in Chamonix so we made up a picnic and ate it in the car whilst driving through the Mont-Blanc Tunnel into Italy.

In the Mont-Blanc tunnel Back to top
Approaching Ferrari

Italy Back to top
Swiss Flag We passed into Switzerland over St. Bernard Pass. It was snowing heavily at the top but improved as we headed down towards Lake Geneva. We had a walk along the lake at Montreaux before heading to Lausanne.

Lake Geneva Back to top
Montreaux

Montreaux Back to top
Montreaux

Montreaux Back to top


Day Five: Left Lusanne and headed north towards Basle and on into Germany on Easter Sunday. Kids watched DVD's and went to work on their "Easter bunnies"

Easter Sunday Choc

Easter Sunday Choc Back to top
German Flag We crossed into Germany and spent the morning in Freiburg.

Freiburg
Freiburg

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Freiburg

Freiburg Back to top
Freiburg

Freiburg
Moved back into France just after lunch on Easter Sunday to have a look around Colmar.
Colmar

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Colmar

Colmar Back to top
Colmar

Colmar Back to top
Colmar

Colmar Back to top
Strasbourg

Starsbourg
Strasbourg

Strasbourg Back to top
Strasbourg

Strasbourg Back to top
Strasbourg

Strasbourg Back to top
Strasbourg

Strasbourg Back to top
Strasbourg

Strasbourg Back to top
Strasbourg

Starsbourg
Strasbourg

Strasbourg Back to top
Strasbourg

Strasbourg
Luxemburg Flag Day Six: Headed from Strasbourg into Luxembourg and spent the morning of Easter Monday looking round a lovely market.

Luxembourg Back to top
Luxembourg

Luxembourg Back to top
Luxembourg

Luxembourg Back to top
Luxembourg

Luxembourg Back to top
Luxembourg

Luxembourg Back to top
Luxembourg

Luxembourg Back to top
Belgium Flag After lunch we drove through Belgium and visited Brussels.

Luxembourg Back to top
Brussels

Brussels Back to top
Brussels

Brussels Back to top
Brussels

Brussels
Brussels

Brussels Back to top
Brussels

Brussels Back to top
French Flag We arrived into Lille in time to catch the sun setting over the square.

Lille

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Lille

Lille Back to top
Lille

Lille Back to top
Lille

Lille
Lille

Lille Back to top
Lille

Lille Back to top
Lille

Day Seven: Returned on Tuesday 12:45 sailing from Calais to Dover - Again the weather could not have been better.

Joining the ferry Back to top
On the ferry

On the ferry Back to top
On the ferry

On the ferry Could find wine in a stone | Back to top
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