Snowgums – A slice of the Aus­tralian High Coun­try in the French Alps

Provincial Living - - Voyage -

Bri­ançon of­fers the best of France to the in­ter­na­tional visi­tor. His­toric châteaux ho­tels, chalets, apart­ments and, of course, charm­ing gîtes ( self- cater­ing coun­try cot­tages). A gîte can pro­vide you with an af­ford­able and com­fort­able way of ex­pe­ri­enc­ing a more au­then­tic glimpse of French life, es­pe­cially if you plan to stay more than a few nights.

One such gîte is Snowgums, tucked away in a peace­ful vil­lage on the edge of Bri­ançon. Owned and man­aged by for­mer Syd­neysider, Pippa Curtis, this re­ally is a home-away-from-home whether you are a fam­ily with kids need­ing plenty to do or a cou­ple look­ing for a ro­man­tic hol­i­day. This charm­ing farm­house has been beau­ti­fully con­verted to in­clude two well-ap­pointed, self-cater­ing apart­ments. To­gether, they can ac­com­mo­date up to 10 peo­ple,

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