Clear skies and high temperatures on our arrival at Les Contamines-Montjoie in the shadow of Mont Blanc. very near to Chamonix but up a quieter valley. Plenty of hiking with some great views of the Mont Blanc massif, although the glaciers are looking sadly diminished these days... global warming is very apparent. Also pictures of the Cascade de Rouet on the GR5 near Samoëns, a favourite from previous visits, and the garden of this hotel, from which we have enjoyed the sunsets on the glaciers above. Food very Savoyard: lots of Roblochon, Tomme de Savoie and Beaufort cheese with plenty of potatoes as Pommes à la Savoyarde or Tartiflette.