Chateau d'Amondans

Besançon, Franche-Comté, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Besanšon

Jean + Margaret arrive followed by thunder storm!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... went to the supermarket to get some fresh food provisions for our visitors, the bonus is that it is air conditioned but you feel the heat when you come out.

John went up to the station and waited in the main hall arrivals and departures for J&M. They got off the train (they called the first one the Hogwarts express as it was so old with no air conditioning so were very hot) and went down in the lift and walked the tunnel ...

Besancon beautiful Cathedral

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... as it really does spoil the views. They have been training drivers since May but they are only going to start officially running in September.

The cathedral was big and solid like our Norman built cathedrals and had a massive Roman Archway in front of it, but best of all it was very cool inside. It was full of paintings and alters one each end of the main isle and at least another 4 alcoves with alters which usually means there was ...

Wallpapering and table topping.

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... a wonderful invention and when it works well it is brilliant.

Later we had a walk up to the station to see how long it takes, ready for meeting John’s sister Jean and our good friend Margaret who will be with us on Tuesday. Afterwards we saw more of lovely Besancon and found the Time Museum and another huge square with more impressive buildings before going back to our favourite square for a drink under the lit cross of St Peters Church in Place de 8 ...

Hot, hotter and forecast even hotter!

A travel blog entry by issywiz

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... coolest place on ST which is in the shade of the boat on the bathing platform with legs in the water. He would have gone for a swim, but we know what goes in to the water!!

Later on in the evening when the sun had gone down, we went for a walk around this impressive city. The beautiful tiled dome of St Jaques hospital, which we assume must be a church attached to it seeing as it had a cross on the top. La Poste has an impressive building and ...

D Day remembered

A travel blog entry by issywiz

... 12 o'clock we were at least 88F in the shade and the temperature was rising so the decks were too hot to paint. We had a light lunch but the temperature was now at 91 in the shade. We bought Fablon yesterday to cover both table tops which needed a quick fix to make them look better. Isi had done one using Fablon on the edges too with a little help from John and it looks good. We are not sure how it would wear with the Fablon edges over the ...

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