Citotel Hotel Granvelle

13 Rue Lecourbe, Besançon, Franche-Comté, 25000, France | 2 star hotel
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Jean + Margaret arrive followed by thunder storm!

A travel blog entry by issywiz


Tuesday 10th June 2014

The weather is hot and forecast is "iffy" for Jean (John's sister) and Margaret (our friend from Littlethorpe) who arrive later today.

We did some tidying up and gave ST a good wash down as the wind and rain had brought all the bits and pieces off the local trees. The temperature kept rising and it was getting very warm and close showing signs of a thunderstorm on the way!

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Besancon beautiful Cathedral

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... buildings where we could as we made our way back to ST via one stop to take on a cold beer usual place under the shade of the trees.

Got back to ST at 4.45 and it was 40C inside so we started to drip with sweat instantly!! We open doors windows and fan but not a lot of difference. It was still hot later in the evening after the sun had gone down.

John crossed over to the other side of our little island from our marina by a lock ...

Wallpapering and table topping.

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... nothing too serious but it looked bad so Isi replaced the affected panels She then set about doing the head's (ship talk = Loo) with a vinyl paper we bought last year and much more suitable for near the toilet. Meanwhile John tackled the 2 table tops which we had recovered in Fablon wood effect. John had come up with an edging idea using black plastic angle strips which he managed to bend round the edges. The finished job is quite acceptable and looks far better ...

Hot, hotter and forecast even hotter!

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... highly respected and went on to live and work in Paris.

On our walk we found a bar with the tables and chairs outside under some trees in Place du 8 September and along with a lot of others we enjoyed a cool drink in the evening air watching the world go by. Afterwards we returned to ST to try and get a night's sleep. We had been told that Sunday will be even hotter. We usually get a thunderstorm after a prolonged spell of hot weather – oh ...

D Day remembered

A travel blog entry by issywiz

... telling their stories, today being the 70th anniversary. It was quite moving and interesting and somewhat sad especially an incident in the Dover straights one of our patrol boats was attacked by 3 smaller torpedo boats it was hit by 1 torpedo but the charge had not gone off but holed the boat. In reply it sunk one attacker, another one was beached to save it from sinking and the 3rd disappeared in the night back to ...

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This 2 star hotel, located on 13 Rue Lecourbe, Besanšon, is near La Citadelle.
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