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... spectacular. We passed through some amazing towns and villages. I took heaps of photos. We had a lovely glass of local wine on arrival and have been offered a free wine tasting tour at 6 pm. You should have seen Marks eyes light up! The wine tour was very good - there were some very old bottles down in their cellar. We went up to the restaurant for dinner. ...
... when we where riding through Milan in the opposite direction on our way to Turkey in 2006)
After passing Turin, another large City, I was on my way to cross the tunnel of Fréjus between Bardonecchia, Italy and Modane, France.
I was stopped by security after paying the toll and directed to follow their van with flashing lights through the 13 km long tunnel and waiving good bye at the ...
... year Italy's farmers are growing Sweetcorn....lots of them. Very good but there were fields and fields of them. There wasnt a great deal going on, the only thing of note was the studied ignorance of the lady working behind the buffet counter, she was great, she made everyone wait and remained unflustered as the queues built up. Order a drink and she'd walk away from you, after you eventually got served she would consult ...
... was decorated very creativly with farm tools, cheese making devices, cowbells, vintage pictures, old french cabinets and such.
After dinner, the refuge hosts rolled out a player music box that she cranked, pulling a though a roll of stiff paper with holes in it. Suddenly we were listening to the Beatles "Yellow Submarine"! Everyone in the dinning room, no matter where they were from, knew it and we all began singing along.
... for a picnic and pictures at the pass. Our lunch was packed for us the night before: ham and cheese sandwich, apple, hard boiled egg, wedge of cheese and a candy bar.
At one point, about 10,000 feet elevation, on a very steep, rocky section of trail that we had trouble negotiating, we,saw a small group of hikers. One of them was totally blind, with a guide dog carefully leading her up the trail and a ...
Other places to stay in Saint-Martin-de-Belleville
Quartier Les Bruyeres, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 4 star hotelfrom $85
Quartier les Balcons des Bruyeres, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 3 star hotelfrom $66
Les Grangeraies, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 3 star hotelfrom $288
ZAC des Places, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 4 star hotelfrom $107
Rue Notre-Dame, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | Hotelfrom $137
Hameau de Saint Marcel, Saint-Martin-de-Belleville | 5 star hotelfrom $269