Stayed the night in Moirans. The next day, we had breakfast at a café in the Old Town.
In France, you can buy your croissants at a Boulangerie (bakery) and have them with your coffee at a Café.
It is widely accepted; cheaper, too!
Did a quick sightseeing after breakfast. This is the Romanesque Medieval church of Moirans
It’s the primrose season in Moirans
A chemical factory in its glorious days, now getting converted into residential units
Cemetery of Moirans
Bas-relief of a priest praying….probably for the soul of the priest buried in this tomb.
We left Moirans and continued driving towards the Alps. This area of the Alps is route
to the annual Tour de France hence, this cyclist’s sculpture in the roundabout.
Look…..the dam is frozen!
We would have picked this hitchhiker but the van is so full we couldn’t even move!
Paragliding in the snow!
Stopped for lunch of crepe (savoury pancake) accompanied by a refreshing cider – perfect combination!
Took this photo of the restaurant’s window curtain… nice idea for home!
A quick walk around to shed off the calories
The village hall or City Hall building
I was quite enjoying watching Ski fashion all around me, but this lady’s skiing shoes make so much noise like she is walking in clogs!
The town of Briançon has its own skiing resort just on their doorstep.
The cable car line of Briançon which takes the skiers up on the mountain.
Col de Larche is “Ouvert” meaning OPEN so we continued driving….
(but this will be the exact spot where we would get stuck because of the sudden fall of snow)
Ski all day, dance all night!
And it started to snow hard…Uh uh…. the road is freezing…
Oh no! we are getting stuck here!
Yes, we got stuck on the road! The van’s tires have lost grip on the icy surface! Vision of my life is now playing in my mind as flashbacks…we’re finished!
But wait! we have a shovel at the back of the van, quick! The snowstorm is freezing the road so fast!
After a calculated struggle, and my silent prayers, we did manage to make a U-turn and drove back at a turtle speed. We saw this snow bulldozer on our way down and made a deep sigh… thank goodness, we are alive!
An answered prayer.