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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: French Alps And Lyon

Host Rick Steves beside the Mer de Glace glacier, high above Chamonix, France.
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Host Rick Steves beside the Mer de Glace glacier, high above Chamonix, France.

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On this episode, after exploring the proud cuisine capital of Lyon — which, at least in its own mind, rivals Paris — we head for Chamonix, in the shadow of Europe's tallest peak: Mont Blanc.

With the classic alpine resort as our springboard, we make some high-altitude cheese, then ride the lift up to Aiguille du Midi and over to the border of Italy. And we hike the Tour du Mont Blanc - the trail that circles that iconic mountain.

Café terrace overlooking the shrinking Mer de Glace glacier above Chamonix, France.
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Café terrace overlooking the shrinking Mer de Glace glacier above Chamonix, France.

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RICK STEVES’ EUROPE: French Alps And Lyon

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