Grand Hotel Au Rond Point des Pistes
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But it’s all an experience, doing car repairs en franšais. I’m amazed really, that at half past four on a Friday afternoon a) anyone is up for doing any work, and b) they can whip the wheel off, and the tyre, and fix a puncture, all within about 15 minutes.
... all up the Maurienne valley has been cloudy and rainy – and snowy higher up – all day. Generally grim in other words. Here is actually sunny, albeit a bit chilly.
The other thing is I have just had a cappuccino in Italy. There was no chocolate powder on top. Just frothy milky coffee. I have no idea if that’s an authentic cappuccino or not, but it tasted good.
... leads me to two possibilities – my feet smell really bad or someone has urinated. Yuck.
There’s a great big display case by the tills in here, with different Opinel knives contained within. There’s an Opinel museum in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. You can tell that this handy pocket knife is a much-loved icon of the area. ...
Plan Lachat, between Valloire and the Col du Galibier, 7pm
I'm part way through driving up to the Col du Galibier, a beast of a mountain. It’s such a beast of a mountain that many years ago when I was working in Valloire ...
... vending machine in reception. In this case I don’t take offence at out-of-date produce; it all adds to the charm of the place.
I spent more than an hour this evening getting lost and not finding an open supermarket. In fact I only found one closed one. Yet I found numerous banks, insurance offices, and hairdressers. Oh, and multiple kebab shops. I conclude that everyone here either eats out or eats kebabs. ...