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Chambéry is at a crossroads of four alpine valleys, hence trains go North, South, East and West from here, and it is surrounded by mountains. We stayed in a Mecure hotel right opposite the railway and bus station, and surprisingly we had excellent sleeps because of the hotel's very good soundproofing. The hotel also had beautiful breakfasts, with cakes, croissants of every description, bacon and eggs, fruit.... We played with our iPads during breakfast, so that we could stay at ...
... to the point where we didn't even need a jumper.
Driving a LHD manual was easier than I thought, even though the GPS kept leading us into strange locations - which made the day all the more fun. At one point, it led us up some very narrow road to the top of the mountain. Half way up, it told us to turn around, but that was impossible on that road. Made it to the top, ...
... lot of French information about it.
Acclimatised ourselves, and found a nice place nearby with a good happy hour.
The town itself is only small, and we are able to walk around it in one day easily.
After our first night, we have pretty much seen it all, Chambery was the capital of the old Savoy region, and its history is intertwined with Italy and Switzerland, and has housed ...
... br> As we headed through the Chartreuse massive towards Grenoble we got caught in a terrific hailstorm! So much for looking for sun.
After Grenoble we headed off into The mountains on the D85 - the Route Napoleon - the route Napoleon took in March ...
the safety barriers are bent all to hell. It must have been quite a violent event. Glad I wasn't riding by when it happened. But within half an hour the digger has cleared the major rubble from the road and I can carry on through.
I climb up to the remarkable village of Roubion, perched on the mountain side with no visible means of support, either physical or financial. But there ...