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To reach Lyons from Nice, it is necessary to cross spurs of the Alpes. The local province refers - Rhone-Alpes.
Though mountains are also low, but the road passes through picturesque gorges so the river running below left sometimes on tens meters in a precipice. We were told, that Napoleon lead in due time the army on this road, having caused a panic at Italians and Austrians who thought, that the army would go seacoast. However the march-throw on the shortest way through mountains brought military success to Napoleon.

We were already a little tired of mountain road when we have been arranged a green parking near a picturesque lake. Surrounded by green mountains, the lake had a very cut up and steep coast. I have taken advantage of the moment, and have quickly left from our group in a deserted place. Here I dived into the water. In spite of the fact that it was a mountain lake, water was warm enough.

I have already a little weaned from bathing in fresh water, but felt huge pleasure. It was a pity to look at the fellow travellers who the walked at the bus the whole hour, and did not test a charm of freshening bathing.

You can watch my 3 min 08 sec Video Nice-Lion across the Alps out of my Youtube channel.

My pages about France:
1) Île-de-France,
2) Paris,
3) Monchy-Saint-Éloi,
4) Versailles,
5) Fontainebleau,
6) Sainte-Geneviève-des-Bois,
7) Centre,
8) Orléans,
9) Chambord,
10) Chenonceau,
11) Tours,
12) Aquitaine,
13) Arcachon,
14) Bordeaux,
15) Languedoc-Roussillon,
16) Carcassonne,
17) Midi-Pyrénées,
18) Toulouse,
19) Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,
20) Arles,
21) Avignon,
22) Cannes,
23) Marseille,
24) Nice,
25) Orange,
26) Parc Naturel Régional de Camargue,
27) Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer,
28) Rhône-Alpes,
29) Lyon,
30) Bourgogne,
31) Dijon,
32) Lorraine,
33) Metz,
34) Nancy,
35) Reims.

  • Last visit to Rhône-Alpes: Aug 1995
  • Intro Updated Mar 18, 2012
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Dec 11, 2013 at 2:40 AM

    You wouldn't want to be a nervous driver on that Mountain road! The scenery is really nice.

    • Kuznetsov_Sergey's Profile Photo
      Dec 14, 2013 at 9:00 PM

      Thank you, Dee! No, I was only a passenger in Rhone-Alpes and could enjoy the scenery out of a bus window...

  • JLBG's Profile Photo
    Jul 1, 2008 at 1:07 PM

    Haha, very good idea to have a small swim in freshwater! After that you were certainly in much better condition that your companions!

  • traveldave's Profile Photo
    Jan 29, 2008 at 6:48 AM

    Very beautiful mountain scenery there.

  • globetrott's Profile Photo
    Aug 1, 2006 at 11:00 PM

    an interesting page and strange to learn that alpine roads were built in order to rush through Napoleon's troups...

  • deecat's Profile Photo
    Jul 6, 2006 at 5:36 PM

    Beautiful landscapes in your travelogue. LOL when you told about you jumping into the water. I can picture that in my mind's eye. Thanks for this vitual tour of Rhone-Alpes.

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