As we drove through the Italian Alps, and now the French Alps, with the Mont Blanc tunnel in between, we found ourselves thinking that our passengers have probably never seen snow before, or experienced below-freezing temperatures.

Luckily it’s warm and cosy in the van, and they’re all tucked up and snoozing as we head towards Lyon.

Some startlingly blue skies...

Mixed weather as we leave the Mont Blanc area

…and some last rays of sunshine