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Christmas day in Peisey-Nancroix

December 26th, 2012 | Posted by Ruby in France | Holidays | Winter - (Comments Off on Christmas day in Peisey-Nancroix)

Holidaying in new locations always creates an opportunity to discover new favourite restaurants and this holiday didn’t disappoint.  A real find – Restaurant l’Ancolie run by husband and wife team with a serious collection of sheep adornments and treasures.

Restaurant lAncolie

To avoid that guilt trip from over-eating  Jacques and I rather virtuously decided to walk the 3 km to the restaurant, with the intention being to get a taxi back, but since the weather held out and we really had overdone it we enjoyed a leisurely walk back as well albeit with a brief stop at a little wooden shelter for some respite from the wind.

Walking to Nancroix

Lunch at Aux Enfantes Terribles

December 24th, 2012 | Posted by Ruby in France | Holidays | Winter - (Comments Off on Lunch at Aux Enfantes Terribles)

Since I don’t ski but seem to spend my winter holidays accompanying skiers, Jacques, his boys,, my grandchildren etc. I frequently find myself on various ski lifts heading to mid-slope lunch locations.  On this occasion, we were in the Peisey-Vallandry area with Jacques skiing within the Les Arcs slopes and based on fellow skiers recommendations he booked a table for us at the Restaurant Aux Enfantes Terrible for lunch.

Les Arcs landscape

Needless to say lunch was everything you’d expect from a top French restaurant – certainly unexpectedly heavenly given the logistical challenges of serving quality meals at around 1600 meter altitude.  A great opportunity for some photos and dazzling sunshine.

Peisey at Christmas

December 23rd, 2012 | Posted by Ruby in France | Holidays | Winter - (Comments Off on Peisey at Christmas)

A rather last minute arrangement resulted in Jacques and I staying in Peisey for our annual migration to the Alps for Christmas.  For J to ski and me to relax.



Although there was not much in the way of entertainment except the Alpage de Peisey – small family run pub, a short trip on the ski lift to Vallandry offered a lot more options.  However most evenings found us at the Alpage bar enjoying cocktails and an assortment of speciality beers for aperitifs.

Peisey 2