Jul 13, 2015 - 12:52 PM
Hi all, I am in the early stages of planning a trip to Paris and Switzerland in mid-March 2016 with my 10yodaughter. We will most likely be arriving into Geneva from Paris by train, however I'm not keen to stay in Geneva (feel free to convince me otherwise, however!).
As yet I have not narrowed down the length of the visit to Switzerland, but islikely to be around 5 or 6 days or thereabouts. We are planning toget around by train, and I will look at the (very confusing) pass options once I have narrowed down the itinerary!
I am really drawn to the Gruyere area, and am thinking of stayingthere for a couple of days, doing the chocolate and cheese factories, Les Bains de laGruyere, Château de Gruyères, and possibly a walk through the Gorges of the Jogne (if theyare open). I would also like to visit the Lauterbrunnen area and see Trummelbach falls, possibly Wengen, possibly Jungfraujoch, and Lake Thun perhaps? Is this too optimistic in the timeframe? Or are there other suggestions that I should consider? My daughter would love to get some snow play in if possible.
I'd also welcome your suggestions as to a nice place to base ourselves in the Gruyeres and Lauterbrunnen areas? I prefer a town with some character, rather than somewhere touristy if that makes sense?
Some guides indicate that, as March is the end of the high season, some services may not be running by the middle of the month, and some restaurants might be closed. I think this related to the Alps mainly - would that be correct?
Thanks for your help....I'm very excited about our big adventure!