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We were on the road before 08:30 again this morning - it was a little chilly but it wasn't long before we were climbing out of the Loue valley so that warmed us up. The ride towards Besancon was along a fairly ordinary French 'D' road with moderate levels of traffic until we were a few miles away when we left the beaten track for my devious quiet approach to the busy town. This route worked pretty well bringing us in alongside the river Doubs but there ...
... 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 ...
... of ground because the little towns along the way are so small that there isn’t even a bakery. One night we stopped at a regular little “nautical halt” at Cheuge. The next night we tied up along the canal next to a cow barn, hoping to get a good TV satellite site line. Very noisy cows! I thought they needed milking, but they kept it up way too late for it to be about milking time.
The third night we were in Cusey, at a ...
... me by name." As it happens, the guy owns practically all the properties on one of the nearby side streets, which probably accounts for his general vagueness. I met Pascal on the street and he turned out to be a really nice guy. His main business is as a vigneron and so I got to hear about winemaking and I visited his cellars located underneath where I would sleep. The accommodation was extremely basic. My bed and ...