Le Cinq Hotel
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We left Sauvignone soon after 09:00 and took the autostrade to Turin and then onwards to Briancon. We stopped at Momtgenevre where relatively fresh snow had been swept for the road into piles on the car park. This was hard to believe as it was actually 20c with brilliant sunshine when we were there! The views of the Alps with snow covered tops, ...
But it’s all an experience, doing car repairs en français. I’m amazed really, that at half past four on a Friday afternoon a) anyone is up for doing any work, and b) they can whip the wheel off, and the tyre, and fix a puncture, all within about 15 minutes.
... this didn't happen, as strong NE winds set in and stayed for days, so instead we went for beach walks, cycle rides and basically chilled. The sun was out and we were able to still wear shorts but the strong winds didn't shift for days. We met a couple called Jill and Phil on their Jeaneau 42 Called a Stoke of Luck 3 and enjoyed some evenings on board their boat and Sega together. The winds finally eased so we left and set off for Les Sables, when ...
... 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, ...
... through the streets. Shamefully, we forgot to find
the "quatre sans un cul", but we had seen it from a distance on our
first day. Dinner that evening was shared with some friends and included
quiche. We finished with some of the tasty chocolates I had picked up
for Cedric. Yum! The next morning, our last in Chambery, started early
as our train left at 8am. All in all, it was a good end to the French
portion of our European adventure. On to ...