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But it’s all an experience, doing car repairs en franÁais. 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.
... has been well determined for ages and is pragmatically too difficult to bother fighting over, unlike say in northern France.
And the cars. It’s Fiats everywhere here. As opposed to Renaults, Peugeots and CitroŽns and a mixture of others. I conclude Italian folk are very patriotic when it comes to their transport. The other difference, which I am sure is coincidental, is the weather. In ...
... leads me to two possibilities – my feet smell really bad or someone has urinated. Yuck.
There’s a great big display case by the tills in here, with different Opinel knives contained within. There’s an Opinel museum in Saint-Jean-de-Maurienne. You can tell that this handy pocket knife is a much-loved icon of the area. ...
Plan Lachat, between Valloire and the Col du Galibier, 7pm
I'm part way through driving up to the Col du Galibier, a beast of a mountain. It’s such a beast of a mountain that many years ago when I was working in Valloire ...
... the wheel. Another positive, probably unrelated to tolls – at the petrol stations there are buckets of water with squeegee things to wash your windscreen. And they get the squashed flies off nicely. Actually, I might find the same things exist in the UK if I ever bought petrol at the services.
The Hotel St Georges is what I would call traditional. And very much the better for it. You are greeted ...