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Reluctantly we said goodbye to Monaco where we felt and treated like royalty.
The Marriott gave the top of the range accommodation and breakfast of the kings.
Yet another early start we were on the road to Grasse approximately 1 hour. Our first stop to Garry's delight is the perfume factory - Fragonard
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Wednesday June 4
His take on the day (and her photos):
There is normally a very, very long cable car ride from here back to Italy, but now it is closed for maintenance. We rode up to the Aiguille du Midi peak and it lightly snowed. I again suffered from being at this altitude and was a bit "off" for the remainder of the day. This was unfortunate as we were yet to drive to L'Alpe d"Huez.
What a day to arrive. It is pouring rain and it turns ...
... Most of northern France seems to be just acres of farmland and wind turbines - no wonder the farmers run the country! However as we got round the far side of Lyon, The Alps made their first appearance and the first Italian cities appeared on the road signs, (Turin about 500km). Our hotel is not far from the border with Italy, but as we have to go round the mountains to cross over, it will be about 120km or 90 minutes in the ...
... can only seem to buy UHT milk here. Maybe it all goes into making cheese! As we approach the abbey we come across a photo opportunity of the entire building. When we arrive at just after 12:30pm we see that entry inside the abbey is not until after 2pm. We decided it was a good time to find lunch and looked around the village for options. It was a lovely little village to wander through, like we were in a different time. There were hardly any ...
... first time in 3 weeks! we went out exploring. We followed the tram lines from the hotel into the old town, wasn't too impressed with their Notre Dame, but there were some interesting old buildings and churches and a cable car type thing with egg shaped pods for people to take you over the river and up the mountain side to the Bastille (an old fortress on a mountain top). What can I say, Steve didn't like it, so much so ...
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