(ok, it's a bit sad that I'm posting this a whole 10 months after the fact, too much travelling in 2013, and I accumulated a backlog which I'm trying to fix now).
Jennifer had been wanting to see a bit more of France than bits of Paris in the cold during Xmas, and I couldn't blame her for that. On my side, I was pretty ignorant of France too, so that sounded like a great idea.|
After a lot of research, she made a packed 3 week itinerary for us while I took care of the hotel bookings.
We had a huge trip ahead of us, 3700km across France (with a quick shortcut through Italy):
By June, we were finally on our way, with a business flight to Geneva through Germany:
Unfortunately, the plane to Geneva was not able to land and had to divert to Lyon, putting a small wrench in our trip. Lyon was probably fun to see, but we had no time for it since we had to get to Chamonix that night, and my luggage didn't even make it on the plane, so I had to go back to Geneva to get my luggage there instead of just driving to Chamonix directly from Lyon:
We took a long but comfortable bus to Geneva, picked up our rental car late just around the time that my luggage got there on the next flight, and I drove into the night to Chamonix, arriving around midnight:
honor system imigration, I love it :)