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... longer, eat more courses, drink more coffee. Bad, bad, bad!! It is not a tourist town, despite having quite a few attractions, but it obviously has a lot of grandparents who care for grandchildren in the school holidays given the number of kids pouring off the trains into the arms of older people! The city was the capital of Savoy from the 13th Century until 1563, when the capital was shifted to Turin (apparently the Dukes were having trouble with the French, and could get help ...
... 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, ...
... Anyway, I think there is only one taxi in the place, as we waited forever for it to arrive at the train station. Our hotel is an old building from 1737, and our room is huge, and the bed very comfortable. It is right in the middle of the old part of town and not far from the chapel (another church). This church was the original home of the Shroud (now of) Turin. There is even a replica ...
... he left Elba and arrived on the south coast of France. Only we were doing the route in the opposite direction.
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 ...
... high passes. There are so many passes signposted around here I am only just nibbling around the edges.
The challenging pass has a glorious smooth ride up and down again but at the summit the road deteriorates badly and runs over a series of deep water gullies, though they are dry at this time of year. Definitely rip the sump off quite a few low-sling sports cars though.