Grand Hotel de l'Europe
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... we were suddenly surrounded by Dutch, Germans and Belgiums. On Saturday we cycled down an old railway track into the town of Langres and admired its walls, cathedral and interesting buildings. After lunch we cycled down quiet country lanes through picturesque villages until we picked up the old railway line again and headed back to the ...
... 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 ...
Woken up by loud hooting, turned out to be the travelling bread van on a Sunday morning!
Not a lot in Vouecourt, a fountain house and a very old church.
Our Next stop was Langres, it is a fortified hill town. Walk part of the walls.
We went through the longest tunnel on our journey, 4.8km through the canal summit between the Marne and the Saone rivers.
Very rural journey for three days ...
... of Langres, dating back to the 300’s in a nearly continuous list. In the 1600’s a number of other religious houses took up residence there. A large building around a courtyard built for the Jesuits now houses the College Diderot and a couple former abbeys now hold public institutions and government offices.
The city walls were built and then improved, with Vauban, the famous military architect, contributing. There is a total of 8 kilometers ...
... the rest of the cycle. They move the blue rods from one side of the lock to the other, randomly, with no pattern you find until you get there - which ever side was easiest to run the electrics I imagine. Since we only have locking ropes for one side of the boat - front and back - there is often a last minute scramble to move the ropes from the left to the right or the right to the left. I am making notes as we go on our canal maps so the next time ...