Hotel Le Cheval Blanc
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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 ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... room sloped quite markedly, but each in a different direction. Altering my posture to cope with these shifting floor angles wasn't that easy when already shuffling awkwardly at the end of the day's walk.
Two other things to mention briefly concern the weather and the crops. It rained yesterday for the first time in over two weeks. The day before had been cool and cloudy, so it came as no surprise when ...