Albertville is a well-known city as the venue of the 1992 Winter Olympics, and Glignon is the neighboring town, which is famous for its preservation of the medieval buildings. It stands on the hill and commands a fine view.
There is a gate to enter the town. And you will see many old buildings inside. It is like a time-travel.
Very quiet and calm. Each building contributes to the whole landscape.
And when you go up to the top of the hill, you will find a small park which offers you a nice panoramic view. The third photo above shows a Savoie flag. Like Corsica and Basque, Savoie is also seeking independence. I saw a slogan “Savoie libre” ( Savoie free) many times while driving.
Another sign I often saw was “cooperative”. It is a cooperative of cheese makers. I hear that in the Alps such a cooperative is everywhere.
And I visited one of them named Beaufort. In this shop, I learned the history of cheese and studied the process of cheese making.
These are the photos found in the lobby. They show how people were making cheese in the past. It was very interesting.
And this is the present time. I saw a man working in the automated room (the photo on the left). He was turning upside down the cheese sent by the machine. On the basement floor (in the middle), I found a cheese cellar. It was humid and full of cheese smell !!! Can you imagine how strong it was? And, of course, I bout fresh cheese there. It was delicious, of course. If you find a sign “cooperative,” why don’t you stop by? I’m sure you will find good cheese.