After an exhausting & exhilarating hike in the Alps, you’d think we would want to take it easy the next day, right?! Well not quite. A 45 minutes drive from our house, we reached another beautiful spot - Lake Monteynard. This lake is an artificial water reservoir for the electric power station in the Alps and is a hit for water sports because of its constant breezes. There are two suspension bridges hanging 250 feet over the water. To access them you need to take a hike, about 3km one way. We could not pass the possibility of missing such an attraction and decided to visit it. We were all tired from the previous day and this walk was not the wisest thing to do. Leo was tired and wanted to be carried for most of it, we didn’t pack nearly enough water & food, and Mila threw a huge tantrum getting into the Poco. Nevertheless, we made it and the experience of walking on a suspension bridge, looking over a gorgeous turquoise water was pretty spectacular. We honestly didn’t stay long though as it was really hot again (85 & sunny) and we were all tired & hungry. We trekked back to the starting point and decided to relax by the lake. This place is a paradise for windsurfers, kite surfers, and other water sports fanatics buts its not really for the beach bums. Its very rocky and muddy but the view made it up for it. Although swimming in the lake is prohibited, we were too tempted and took a quick dip in the water, rules are not our best side :-) We returned home in the early evening and started to pack since the following day, we are heading on a prom boat to the island of Corsica.
The last four weeks on mainland France have been simply fantastic. France is such a beautiful place. We really felt like we saw all of it. Rick drove over 4,000km in 1 month and we visited some of the most diverse regions of the Country. The variety of a landscape of this country is just amazing; from the charming villages, spectacular beaches, magnificent mountains and magical valleys. France is a perfect destination for anyone who loves food & wine, wants to experience an amazing culture, and enjoys the outdoors. We had perfect weather - only 2 days of rain in the 30 days we were here. We will be departing soon, but I'm 150% sure that we will be back, sooner than later…
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