This the Hotel du Parc in Faverges - the former home of a local aristocrat - huge rooms full of old things and views. Lucky us, we have a day off here! And, finally, it feels like summer... Not to mention the breakfast at the hotel - little omelettes, cafe au lait, perfect croisssants with over the top delicious apricot jam made from the apricot tree in the yard ( beside the badminton court.). Gabe - who makes jam - enquired about the technique for making it. Perhaps it was the grandmother's secret recipe, perhaps it is all in the wrist - mais non - it's a machine readily available in France. The quality of the fruit no doubt has a lot to do with it.