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... ever since. The crossing to Calais was uneventful and we stayed the night at our usual campsite at Guines - all very quiet to say it is still the Easter holidays.
We stocked up with food and petrol before heading south to stay at Langres about 40 km's north of Dijon. The campsite was deserted on the Friday evening but come ...
... couple of 'bonus' climbs before we arrived at the river. The route out of Besancon was a bit more trafficky but we managed OK without getting lost or losing each other! Once clear of Besancon our route has been a delight - mile after mile of undulating empty roads through a mix of woodland and farmland. Near the end of our day we came across a road closure at a railway bridge but fortunately the diversion was quite short.
132km on the clock for the ...
... the mighty river Saone. Three times wider than the Thames even though still 100 miles from the Mediterranean.
Stopped at Pontailler-sur-Saone and at Auxonne before reaching our winter berth at St Jean de Losne in Burgundy.
Our journey home commences by train with stops at Dijon, Troyes and Paris and finally the Eurostar.
Cheers for now!
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... with commanding views over the surrounding plains and major traffic thoroughfares. The walls were added to in the middle ages, when the Cluny influenced cathedral was built and many of the small wandering interior streets developed. There are still some stone buildings and a few timber framed ones that date from the middle ages.
Langres was an ecclesiastical town almost from the beginning. In the cathedral of St. Mammes there are sign boards that list ...
... park and boat halt. There was a little camper van type trailer parked there, with a sign out front that said pizza, burger, salade, frites. Sure enough, around 6:30PM a lady showed up and opened up and cars started arriving, going inside, and leaving with pizza boxes. We had pizza and frites for dinner and also bought a baguette for the next day!
It rained the first two days, mostly on and off but a few times hard and we even had a brief ...