Chateau De Germigney
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Since we arrived in Trieste in July we have had barely two consecutive days without rain, often of biblical proportions. In pelting rain on a flooded campsite we review our travel plans this morning, abandon all thoughts of northern Germany and Holland and head south west into France. It pelts with rain as we drive through Germany. As we cross the border into France the sun comes out. Really weird! Overnight in Besancon in Mercure ...
... watching in almost silence for that first glimpse through the rain. Then in the distance he appeared, a lone lead rider. Hair standing on end stuff for me, a really special moment to see my first rider at the Tour. The leader speed past and was shortly followed by the remainder of the peleton. Five minutes later it was over and the crowd headed back down the hill to the town proper. Hard to believe I had attended the Tour De France....might have to do it again ...
... of northern France.
I spent a very pleasant rest day in Arras where the highlight was a visit to the quarries under the main square that now house themed gardens from each continent (except Antarctica) using special heating and lighting. I also committed my one and only fashion faux-pas of the trip the same day as all I had to wear for my tourist activities that wasn't being washed was an olive green T-shirt, olive green trousers, a khaki hat ...
... trees along the canal and flower-bedecked locks.
Dole was the capital of Franche-Compté until Louis XIV conquered the region; he shifted the parliament from Dole to Besançon. The 1995 film, Happiness is in the Field, was set in Dole. Will have to try and find that.
It's a small town of old stone buildings stretched out along the canal lined with barges, with the usual big church as ...
... br> And of course there is the Doubs River running right through the town with promenades along it and bridges over it and young people partying around it. Our first night there was Friday night and it was a clear, warm night and man, those kids were partying. We kept our window open as it was hot and they were at it in the cafés near our hotel until morning, so sleep was a bit elusive. It was only the ...