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The Alps


Jacques Balmat was the first mountaineer recorded to have climbed Mont Blanc in 1786, his statue can be found in Chamonix town centre

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This is one of 121 heroes in WWII that put up great resistance against the Wehrmacht http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gli%C3%A8res_Plateau the cemetery sits in a valley with the massive Glières Plateau towering above

We were able to spend 30 minutes here to reflect on this almost impregnable fortress and the bravery of those involved

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Lake Annecy
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Lake Annecy, France's second biggest

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The dancing fountains of Lausanne, Suisse, if the wind is blowing in the wrong direction you can get decidedly wet!
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