Yesterday afternoon, in an effort to escape the clouds and rain of our mountainside home, a few of us took a field trip down to Chambery. We spent a few hours walking around the old city. We saw at least some of the tourist sites, including the Cathedral, the residence of the Dukes of Savoie (not to be confused with Le Château) and the (former) residence of Jean-Jacques Rousseau. We sampled the sweets from a few bakeries, and I learned that local banks won’t turn Francs into Euros unless you are a client. I am not a client. I still have my Swiss Francs – which aren’t very useful here.