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... Austrians if the capital was located in Turin). Chambery has a medieval castle which housed the dukes and counts of Savoy, and it is linked to a chapel which was built to house the Shroud of Turin (lots of money went into housing that shroud!!). Unfortunately the castle was shut when we arrived so all we got to see was the formidable steep wall facing the town. The old town (called 'Ancienne Ville' on all the road signs) has a number of quite wide cobblestone streets, lots of ...
Took the car today, and went for a drive.
Headed north of Chambery and decided to drive around Lake Bourget, and stop at a few towns along the way.
It is very picturesque, and looks a long way on the map.
The towns on the western side, are all very small, with a few vineyards along the way.
We stopped in a few of the towns and had a look around. The weather today ...
... 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 ...
... a great picture from the balcony of our cabin, looking up to the sun deck, hopefully i can get it on the blog. One of the locks we went through had a used condom clinging to the side, I didn't have my camera so I didn't take a picture, but being in public health, I thought it was interesting! After all, I'd rather see a used condom discarded haphazardly than know that someone is having unsafe ...
We headed out on a walk of the town, which was actually very short, and very small! Nice place though!
Then we jumped on the coach to go to the Chocolate Shop! WOW! This place was incredible and was a chocolate lovers dream! (i.e. not too much for me and dad... but I think mom liked it! And we ALL know Aunt Melissa liked it... how much chocolate did you buy? Your sack felt like a bowling ball ...