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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 ...
Back to Chambery, and home about 6:00pm.
Had a dinner at a nice Italian restaurant tonight. As it is so close, there is a large Italian influence in this regions with many Italian restaurants.
Tomorrow, we do the drive to Nice. havent decided on the actual route yet, but they all say around 5 hours, so we should do it in about 8 - allowing for lots of little stops.
... 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 ...
... 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 1815 after he left Elba and arrived on the south coast of France. Only we were doing the route in the ...
... all day in this fabulous country I finally emerge onto the Route Napoleon just north of Gap. My road has taken me high up above the spectacular Lac du Sautet. It's a fast run now over to the unfortunately named town of Corps.
I book in to the Hotel de la Poste where I order a simple evening meal which turns out to be quite the opposite. But I will save that tale for tomorrow.