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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 ...
... 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 ...
... a great meal of local food tonight. Our waiter was great - not great English, but he really looked after us. Even brought us some of the local Genepi Chartreuse liqueur.
For Matthew, the table next to ushad a traditional raclette - it was amazing watching them eat it with their plates of different cold meats - will tell you all about it when we get home,
Tomorrow (Saturday), ...
... the season. - we are supposed to be chasing the SUN!!!!!
We managed to get some French TV and the forecast for the next 2 days was for full suns and temps of 16 deg. This meant we should have a good journey through the mountains
We went to bed with hot water bottles and PJ's and hoped that our water pipes didn't ...
... and tours, about Sud Tirol which he knows well. We compare best roads and ones still to do.
Emil tells me that my proposed route is closed for roadworks on one of the cols, opening for just an hour or two each day, one-way only. So he suggested an alternative, though one of the high passes will be challenging. Ok well I have to try that one.
My route takes me ...