Joyeux Noël de Genève– Merry Christmas from Geneva.
Our family’s Christmas Eve in Geneva, Switzerland, began with a trip to the top of Europe where we visited Chamonix to see Mont Blanc.
From the town of Chamonix, we rode the Aiguille du Midi cable car up the mountain for a view of Mont Blanc. The ride is pricey, but the views of the Alps are beautiful and worth the splurge. The crowd on Christmas Eve was small and wait times short. Our time at the top was breathtaking. In fact, there is an exhibit on the physiological effects of high altitude, which is worth exploring.
Our next stop was La Calèche restaurant in Chamonix for fondue. The waitstaff was warm and helpful, and they graciously spoke to us in English even as we ordered in French. The cheese was fantastic, and dessert was a great surprise. We enjoyed profiteroles, which had delicious vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and hot chocolate sauce. We will try to recreate them when we return home.
Joyeux Noël de Genève — Merry Christmas from Geneva.