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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 ...
... of Kings etc from the region,
The views of the surrounding countryside and alps is incredible.
We have picked up our car, so will do some exploring tomorrow.
Today we visited the church - unfortunately, Teresa had her Prince Planet shoes on - every step (not joking - EVERY STEP), squeaked, It was hilarious,. Teresa even tried walking differently, but only made it ...
Thursday 16 October
The medieval bourg of Yvoire is situated on the expanse separating the "little lake" from the "great lake" of Geneva. It started as a modest fishing village and is now known as one of the Most Beautiful Villages of France. The remains of the ...
Wednesday 15 October
Today was spent in Annecy which is a large town on the French side of Lake Geneva.
The lake is large and crystal clear which seems to suit the swans, the ducks and the tourists very well.
The architecture has a much more alpine look then elsewhere we have seen ...