The current news from Monetier, is that the chef from the Antidote at the Hotel Alliey had moved to Grenoble, but a new chef is in place to continue the high standards. We were told that this was just for the summer, but I will post any further information when I have it.
UPDATE:-The Hotel website states that the Antidote is now moved to a new destination in the city. A shame.
Well, whatever the outcome of the Tour, with all the drugtaking scandals, and the leaders being sacked by their team, the spectacle of the Tour passing through the village was marvellous, but brief. Preceded by the caravan, and numerous trucks throwing out free gifts, the cyclists passed by in seconds. The pack was well spread out by the time it got to Monetier, having already climbed the Col d’Iseran, and Col du Telegraphe, so the peleton was quite small. An afternoon outside the bar in the sunshine was not to be sneered at though, although we saw more of the race on the TV.