Jeudi -7: 30 AM ( Thursday, June 4)
Great flight, safe landing. First order of business at the airport is to get our train tickets to Avignon- $180 francs for two. We book the 8:17 AM for the next day. We also get free Geneva transport cards for buses or trains for our travel in Geneva. Which we use for our ride to our first night of lodging at the Hotel Bel Esperance, a B & B owned by the Salvation Army. Which, by the way is not what you may think. This Hotel is not for young hippies! ..It’s really nice, clean and absolutley perfect! The staff is awesome and a real bargain!
Since check in is not until 2 PM, we drop off our luggage and then stroll the beautiful Lak Leman on the left bank of Geneva. We take photos of glacial rocks, the Genoa ship and Venetian sailboat.
We sit under colorful umbrellas while men play music in the streets. A Panni sandwich at a carnival in the Old City hits the spot. Later we we sit and stare at a Richard Gere look -a -like sipping red wine wishing he would invite us for dinner.
Geneva is very clean but very expensive. The businessmen and women are dress to kill! We arrive at our hotel to check in at about 4PM. A quick shower and we are off again to explore the nightlife. Stopping at the Red Fish, we sample excellant tapenade and more French wine.
Dinner at the “Chez Ma Cousine” -for a 1/2 chicken- Tres Bien!
Finally- sleep at midnight. I dream of Richard Gere and wake up really happy.