Mézériat – 16th January

Enjoyable day spent with Sue, catching up with family including a walk to explore the village and pilgrimage to a patisserie in Montrevel to sample the cakes.

Le Praz du Lys

With Sue already left for work we set off from Mézériat earlyish, heading for the hills with a plan to call in at the Ford dealership in Cluses to see if we could organise to get the brake problem fixed. Stopped in the rain at U supermarket with Flot Blue facilities to empty the toilet cassette and fill up with water. Rain continued for most of the journey to Cluses where we found the Ford garage easily. Another check with the plug-in kit confirmed the brake sensor issue and we booked it in to get fixed in 10 days time.  We then started the steady climb up the hair pins to take us up to Le Praz du Lys – a small ski resort near to Les Gets.

Praz de Lys has a one-way system and we were very pleased we had winter tyres. The towrope came in handy as we were able to lend it to a snowplough to pull a French car out of a snowy ditch. The aire was a well organised two tiered affair with the most fantastic views of the ski area which as we arrived had received a massive dump of fresh snow giving the whole place a magical feel. The aire felt very friendly with everyone helping clear the snow and offering advice about the local area.

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