Squirrel in Annecy

Squirrel

I saw this squirrel today in Parc des Raisses in Annecy-le-Vieux. Not sure what specy it was but it was squeaking pretty loud. It was my first time seeing a squirrel in the city, although I saw some in the forest near Cluses and one above Thônes.

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Chapelle Anglaise de Chamonix

The Chapelle Anglaise de Chamonix (English Chapel) is a protestant church in Chamonix (just across the street from the train station). It was originally built in 1860 for the religious needs of the English tourists and alpinists, who were numerous in that era. Next to the church is a small cemetery with tombs of English alpinists who died in the mountains. These days, the chapel belongs to the parish of Arve Mont-Blanc in the Reformed Church of France and is officially called Église protestante de Chamonix (Chamonix protestant church).

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Hike to Lac Bleu & Grand Balcon Nord: From Plan de l’Aiguille to Montenvers

After getting down to Plan de l’Aiguille from Aiguille du Midi, instead of going back down to Chamonix directly, I went to Lac Bleu then hiked the Grand Balcon Nord (Great North Balcony) to Montenvers above the Mer de Glace glacier.

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Aiguille du Midi

At the beginning of summer, I went to Chamonix to visit Aiguille du Midi, a mountain next to Mont Blanc and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the area: It can easily be accessed by cable car from the valley and, with the highest viewing platform located at the 3842m summit, it offers the best view on the Mont Blanc, the surrounding glaciers and the Chamonix valley.

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