Église Saint-Maurice de Thônes

The Église Saint-Maurice is a catholic church located in the center of Thônes, in Haute-Savoie. It was built in the 17th century.

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Sentier du Rhône in Geneva: Walk from Lac Léman to La Plaine

Last fall, I went on a walk in Geneva, following the Sentier du Rhône (Rhône Trail) from Lake Geneva (Lac Léman) to La Plaine. The official map of the trail is available here.

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Hike to the Belledonne-Chamrousse Lake Trail: Lacs Robert, Lac Léama, Lac Longet, Lac Claret, Lac David & Lac des Pourettes

Last summer, I went on a hike in the Belledonne mountains, near Grenoble: I walked the Belledonne-Chamrousse Lake Trail, a loop that passes by a few lakes above Chamrousse, on the way to Refuge de la Pra.

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Petite France in Strasbourg: Barrage Vauban, Ponts Couverts, Old Town

The Petite France is a historic quarter of Strasbourg. It is located at the western end of the Grande Île, which contains the historical centre of the city. Just upstream of Petite France, the River Ill flows through the Barrage Vauban, a defensive structure built at the end of the 17th century. Downstream of this, the river splits into the Canal du Faux-Rempart and four channels which flow through the Petite France quarter. These four channels are spanned by the Ponts Couverts, an earlier defensive structure of three bridges and four towers that, despite its name, has not been covered since the 18th century.

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Jardin des Deux Rives / Garten der Zwei Ufer & Weißtannenturm

The Jardin des Deux Rives (Park of the Two Shores), also known as Garten der Zwei Ufer in German, is a park built in 2004 that straddles the France / Germany border along the river Rhine: One part is in Strasbourg, the other in Kehl. The two parts are linked with a pedestrian / bike bridge, the Passerelle des Deux Rives. On the south part of the park in Kehl is the Weißtannenturm (White fir tower), a wooden tower with a good view on the park and the Rhine from the top.

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Tower of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg

The Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Strasbourg is a large catholic church in Strasbourg and one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions. It was built between 1176 and 1439 in the gothic style. Next to the main tower, there is an observatory (accessible by stairs only) that gives a good view of Strasbourg.

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