Driving from the Côte d'Azur to Zermatt 从法国蓝色海岸驶向瑞士采尔马特
20.06.2009 18 °C
Finally we had to leave the beautiful Côte d'Azur.
Our route led us through northern Italy, where we stopped at the beautiful Lago Maggiore, shortly before entering Switzerland.
The weather was still very hot there, maybe even hotter than in southern France.
What a change when we finally entered Switzerland. All out of a sudden it became a lot cooler there!
It was a huge change compared to France and Italy, not only the landscape but also all the buildings looked completely different.
In a smooth trip we arrived in Zermatt at our Hotel "Bellavista".
Though this hotel only looked so-so from the outside, it was the more beautiful inside.
A very cosy place!
As we left the hotel to go to the center of the town...
...we got a great view of the famous Matterhorn!
Near the center of Zermatt there are still some houses, which show how people were living here hundreds of years ago.
It is great to preserve these old buildings, to give people an idea how the farmers lived hundreds of years ago.
Obviously the new town center is much more modern now.
There are many hotels, shops and restaurants of any type to be found in Zermatt.
Prices are not always cheap though, and not all restaurants are selling typical swiss food.
However, we wanted to eat some typical swiss food, so we entered this small restaurant.
We ordered cheese fondue, maybe the most famous food of Switzerland.
In fact it is fun to eat. The only problem is... that the cheese is tasting terrible!
After one evening of eating swiss cheese fondue you cannot stand the smell of cheese for the rest of your holiday, lol.
Whatever, we bravely ate our food, and still enjoyed the evening. Not least because the swiss wine was very delicious.
Back at the hotel Isabella could play a bit in the kid's corner...
...whilst dad was checking the weather forecast for the next day.