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A handy little app for the smart phone has just been launched that local air travelers should definitely take a look at.

Created as an iOS app for the iPad, iPod Touch or iPhone, Geneva Airport: The Unofficial Guide provides everything you need to know about Geneva Airport in the palm of you hand. There is also an Android version of the app, which can be downloaded by clicking here. With over 100 entries and 330+ photos, it includes essential information on airport access, car hire/rental, airlines, parking, airport shopping and much more - in short, everything you need to know to make travel through Geneva Airport as stress free as possible.

Amongst its many useful features you will find offline maps, dynamic updates, offline mode, search function, favorites and sorting by topic. If you have any questions not answered in the app, there is a comment function so you can contact the app's American author, Jeff Steiner, directly. There is also a web link to some 100+ questions related to Geneva Airport and personally answered by Jeff.

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Book through knowitall.ch and receive a free gift of local Aravis reblochon cheese too!

If you fancy a relaxing break in the mountains, but don’t want to travel too far, then a week’s holiday in the 4-star Chalets de la Serraz may be just what you are looking for.

Situated in the Aravis valley, just an hour’s drive from Geneva, this traditional mountain hotel is a relaxing haven of tranquility and provides a wonderful base for exploring the beautiful Haute-Savoie region. As one of the members of the Hotels-Chalets de Tradition (www.hct.net), the hotel retains a wonderfully authentic farmhouse character, dating back to 1874.

English-speaking Managing Director, Raphaël Gallay, told knowitall.ch, “ With our 4-star rating, we have been hosting diplomats from Geneva for many years. We now welcome this opportunity to invite knowitall.ch clients to our hotel. Families with children, couples and singles can all benefit from the wide range of luxurious facilities we offer to our guests.”

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Featured on our website two years ago, the family holiday company, Country Kids, is offering a special 5% discount to knowitall.ch clients, for holidays booked in any of their apartments remaining available throughout June and July. This represents a saving of at least € 300, depending on the size of apartment booked.

For families with young children looking for a truly relaxing holiday, in luxurious accommodation, this is an offer that deserves serious consideration.

Situated on a beautiful country estate amongst the vineyards and olive groves of Southern France, Country Kids has created what they call a “Paradise for Kids” and “Heaven for Parents”.  Given that 70% of their guests rebook, it seems they can’t be far wrong! Read our article from two years ago to find our more about the fantastic range of facilities on offer. In summary, the package includes:

If you are looking for a last-minute trip to take before school goes back, then jump in your car and head for nearby Burgundy (Bourgogne). In about 2h30 to you could be in the heart of the Côte d'Or wine region, also well-known for restaurants. Here are some suggestions.

 

Dijon

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As well as the Dijon mustard, this region is also rich in wines, liquors, and more. Start at Beaune working your way up to Dijon via Gevrey-Chambertin (see bottle at bottom of this article), Vougeot, Vosne-Romanée, Nuits-St-Georges, Pommard, Volnay, Meursault; all very well-known villages to wine buffs. From Beaune to Dijon, enjoy the scenery and gastronomy on the famous N74 Côtes d’Or road.

Note: Don’t forget to pick up some flavored mustards: spicy pepper, truffle, cassis, honey, tarragon, etc.

lounge448If you’re driving to England over the Summer holidays and are looking for somewhere to break your journey, then the Caribou B&B in Givenchy-en-Gohelle may be just the place for you.

Situated just 5 minutes drive from the No. 7 exit on the A26 autoroute (near Arras), this charming, converted farmhouse has everything you need to unwind after a long journey on the road.

Each of the 3 guestrooms on offer is tastefully decorated in a contemporary style and very spacious – at least compared to many of the motels frequently used by motorway travellers in this part of the world.  Families are catered for by including extra airbeds for children in the standard double room – which includes an extremely substantial double bed and a very large shower room, with separate toilet – at least they did in the two rooms that we stayed in.