If you’ve ever driven around the south of France, you know how frustrating it can be. You’ll find spectacular villages and chateaus high on the French hills – but no easy way to get up to see them.
While driving on an Autoroute through the French Alps near Savoie I spotted this castle high on a high, and I decided enough was enough: I was going to drive up there!
It took over an hour to leave the Autoroute and, even with my GPS, find the right roads. Here’s a view as I got closer:
Amazingly, when I finally reached the place, it was closed! A sign on the wall said that it was now privately owned, and it was open to the public only a few days each month.
Still, the trip up here was not a waste of time, since I got a breathtaking view of the plains of Savoie, as the sun was just coming out and burning off the ground fog: