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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 ...
Took the car today, and went for a drive.
Headed north of Chambery and decided to drive around Lake Bourget, and stop at a few towns along the way.
It is very picturesque, and looks a long way on the map.
The towns on the western side, are all very small, with a few vineyards along the way.
We stopped in a few of the towns and had a look around. The weather today ...
... 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> We headed for a camp site just outside Grenoble at Vizille, however when we got there we didn't like the look of it , so headed further on to a small campsite by a lake.
As we were getting settled it actually started to snow!! The surrounding mountains were covered in fresh powder - probably some of the first ...
... 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 ...