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Théoule-sur-Mer is ideally located on the Esterel
corniche to make wonderfull walks in the Esterel Regional Park, take a
sunbath on beautiful beaches in Agay, Mandelieu or Cannes or, if you
are visiting in February or March, pick a bunch of mimosa in the
Tanneron Massif. But, the sun can be capricious in these early spring
months and you may be lucky enough to see the Mediterranean lashing
it's waves on these beautiful red rocks. In any case, like us, you
won't regret your visit.
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Another Forgotten Tramway
The Tramways of West Dauphiny.
Lyon-Monplaisir to Saint
Marcellin and La Côte Saint
André to Le Grand
This tramway, 119 kms long, is the biggest part of the
old network. It started in the Rhône in one of Lyons old tramway
garages, crossed the Isère, the Bièvre plain and the Chambaran to
finish at the foot of the Vercors mountains. The journey took almost 9
hours, if all went well. For the return, it took more than twelve
hours. To make the journey now, it would be rather complicated, but
possible, using the Transisere buses.
For me, the journey was very long, almost a year, with as means of
transport the car, Google Streetview, the multitude of websites and old
postcards. I invite you to follow me in my big adventure by clicking on
the picture of the Pinguely 030T at the TDI station of Saint Georges
d'Espèranche in the Isère.
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The Chartreuse Regional Nature Park
Saint Étienne de Crossey
On the road from Voiron to the Chartreuse mountains,
you will find Sainte Etienne de Crossey guarding the entrance to the
gorges which are an obligatory passage. However, the village is not
without interest, first from a geological point of view. As in a lot of
valleys here, marshes and then bogs were formed. The "Lake Dauphin" is
formed by an artificial dam in such a swamp. Here we are in beautiful
dauphinois scenery. If you listen carefully you may hear the whistle of
the VSB ghost tram that once passed through the village and the gorges.
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