Mr Kupfer could not have been a kinder or more helpful host, even to the extent of driving me in the pouring rain on the day we arrived to the nearest supermarket to buy groceries. The apartment is perfectly positioned to enjoy the lake in all its moods and colours. Evian-les-Bains is a very attractive town close by and we visited it several times. But to take full advantage of a holiday in Meillerie, a car is essential unless you have money to burn on taxis, because Meillerie has no train service and the bus service is not good. But despite mixed weather and these limitations, we had a very enjoyable holiday.