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Travel Blogs from Albertville
... de Boigne who made a fortune in the East Indies (no idea how he made this fortune!) and then spent a lot of it on the town. Each of the elephants looks real, and you get the feeling that real elephants are strolling out of arches into the middle of the street! Apparently the fountain is known by the locals colloquially as Les Quatre Sans Culs 'the four without *****' (translation into English by some stranger)! We wanted to hire bikes and ride to a lake a little way out of town, ...
... view was spectacular, so worth it in the end. You have to be really careful on some of these roads around the lake, they are barely wide enough for one car.
At the top of the lake, we decided to drive north to Annecy, which is about 40km from Geneva - I couldn;t convince Teresa to go that little bit extra to get to Geneva though, Drove around here for a while, and couldn't even ...
... 2 of them together and they will talk not stop for hours. On our way to Amiens, we were across the aisle of 2 of them for 2 hours, and I swear, there was not a break of more than 5 seconds the whole time.
Arrived in Chambery, and it is good to be away from the noise and masses in Paris - it really is a big and crowded city - although nowhere near as dirty as we were lead to ...
Continued to head south of Madrid to Spain's Mediterranean coast to visit a desert area where many of Hollywood’s classic westerns were made in the old days. We were told it was an area worth visiting by a couple of Germans we bumped into. By Australian standards pretty ordinary, but for Europeans something quite different.
We followed the coast in a north east direction towards France for a while but quickly lost interest. This is not to say that there ...
... a steep decent followed by a gradual down slope all the way through Albertville to our hotel just a few kilometers beyond the city…or not. A damned detour half way down took me gradually along the side of the mountain for 15km. Unfortunately it started with 5km of climbing again. By now my legs were feeling pooched. Finally the climbing came to an end and I blasted through 15km pretty quickly. Total distance ended up being 5km more than planned and ...
Other places to stay in Albertville
85 Chemin du Pont Albertin, Albertville | 3 star hotelfrom $133
38 et 40, avenue Victor Hugo, Albertville | Hotelfrom $96
Rue de la Combe de Savoie, Albertville | Hotelfrom $47
21-23 Avenue Jean Jaures, Albertville | Hotelfrom $87
8 Place De La Liberte, Albertville | Hotelfrom $195
780 Chemin des Trois Poiriers, Albertville | Hotelfrom $51
1 Chemin de la Pierre du Roy, Albertville | Hotelfrom $90
Sainte-Helene-Sur-Isere, Albertville | Hotelfrom $82