Another picture from Lance’s new book.
I blogged back in 2006 that a hotel we stayed in was the nicest hotel I’d ever seen (http://marcstdf.blogspot.com/2006/07/7202006-day-4-col-des-aravis-to.html)
It’s so nice that it turns out that when the tour went through Annecy last summer it’s where team Astana stayed.
The tour guide from Trek Travel told us that the hotel used to be a castle that dated back so long that the legend is that it was the inspiration for Cinderella's castle. My wife pointed out that Cinderella was probably a German, not French fairy tale.