The location of the park was right at the bottom of Alpe d'Huez..the km 0 post was virtually at the entrance. Something we didn't like was the appalling smell of over heated brakes of the vehicles driven by less expert drivers!...some were gaggingly awful and we reckoned their foot had been on the brake right from the top.
Our original plan was to travel to Feltre in 1 hideous day trip, instead we broke it up into something much more sensible. We left on Thursday morning, visited the Chauvet Cave replica and stayed in Chivasso near Turin overnight. That allowed us to have a short trip on Friday to arrive here midday in time to deliver a wheel to the bike shop for re-spoking!
The Chauvet Cave replica was very good and for a change we bought up big in the shopping trap that is at the end of all such visits! Although sadly one of the espresso cups we bought there got broken so I'm doing a return visit on my way back to Albi in a week's time.
We stayed the night in the Hotel Ritz (!) in Chivasso. The weather there was as bad as in France and we were delighted to have super super aircoin in our hotel rooms. I managed to leave our Aussie 4 plug powerboard there so that's another place I have to revisit on my way to Albi! ..
Feltre and Palio time again and the open windows with the Santo Stefano flag is the lounge room of our apartment. Alex leaves for Austria tomorrow but my sister and I stay for another week.
|Gotta "Medievalise" modern things when you are part of a medieval festival!|