hotelF1 Besancon Valentin- Espace Valentin centre

Route de Chatillon le Duc, Besançon, Franche-Comté, 25048, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Besanšon

Lance's Legacy

A travel blog entry by pumpkinbeetroot on Jul 12, 2014

... I knew with some decent navigation through the hills (GPS is gone and we are working off an old map) that we might intersect the cyclists. After winding mountains and wet roads we found ourselves twenty kilometres out of Geradmer in a town called La Besse. There were cars parked on the out skirting roads with people on the march wearing backpacks. We drove for another five minutes before our success was evident, we had driven right up to the course proper. We ...

I tried to resist, but I'm glad I relented.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Jul 04, 2014

2 comments, 16 photos

... however. When asked if she could take my rucksack in the car to save me carrying on a hot afternoon, I declared that I carry my bag at all times and would not allow it to be transported for me. "Super", she said, and off she drove.

I began my walk trying to work out what had just happened to me. How could I have been steam-rollered this way? How could I live down the shame of breaking my own rule about accepting a lift, even for such a short ...

Phase 1 of my VF is now completed.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Jul 01, 2014

1 comment, 8 photos

... away in a town called Seveux. The owner was a single dad with two young sons and it was clear from the outset that he didn't speak any English. At first, I thought I'd probably spend the evening quietly in my room, but things didn't pan out that way. After setting up my bed, he took great delight in showing me the covered swimming pool he'd built for his clients, his well-stocked fishing lake, his vegetable garden and orchard, and - his pride and ...

Anchoring in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm on Jul 01, 2014

4 comments, 48 photos

... relating to the activities of the French Resistance and the suffering of French citizens during WW II. It was a harsh and poignant reminder of the horrors of this period of recent history and we felt a bit stunned as we emerged from the museum.

It is an amazingly detailed collection that chronicles the rise of the Nazi Party, collaboration in France, the establishment of concentration camps ...

Gimme Shelter - in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm on Jun 30, 2014

3 comments, 18 photos

... and drew up plans for its fortification. The Spaniards who later got the city through a treaty, built the main centre point of the city's defences, "la Citadelle", siting it on Mont St. Etiene, which closes the neck of the bend in the river that encloses the old city. In their construction, they followed Vauban's designs. In 1674, French troops again took the city, and Vauban returned to working on the ...

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