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Sunday, August 14, 2011

Mont Revard, Savoie - France

Yesterday, we had a very nice weather and warm temperature. A perfect day to go to do some aerial pictures. This time I drove to the mont Revard, above Aix les Bains. The Mont Revard (1,538 m) is a mountain in the Bauges Massif. This is the place where one of the very first ski resort has been installed a long long time ago. In the past, a cable way from the city of Aix Les Bains to the summit was the skiers to reach the ski resort easily. But this cable way constructed in 1935 has been stopped in the 60s, because too old and unsecured.

I flew my Easyglider in a place called "La Sire" close to La Féclaz, another small ski resort of le Mont Revard. This is an official flying site for paragliders and hang gliders. The site is facing south and offers a super view on Chambéry, the lake of "Bourget", aix les Bains, the mountain la dent du chat. the lake of "Bourget" is the largest and the deepest lake located entirely within France. From La Sire, you can also see le Mont Blanc (4807m).

Back to the Mont Revard summit, at the arrival cable way station, which is now a souvenir shop, but offers one of the most beautiful panorama I have seen.
In addition it is a highway for full size glider, coming from Challes les eaux, one of the largest airfield for gliding activities.

I definitively recommend to visit this place if you are in the area !

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