Hotel Le Lion D'Or
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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 ...
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 ...
... in one of the town squares and the house he lived in is still here.
It was really really hot the day we visited - the temperature hovered in the high 80’s. It was also the last full day of sunshine we have had since then! I lose track of time but I think that was about 8-9 days ago. We were coming off a period of having had almost no wifi coverage for several days on end and I had things I really needed to do with wifi, so we split our time in ...
After that we walked up the canal a bit to a little bar-restaurant to watch the France-Germany match with about 20 other local people. We stayed there tip half time, but their big screen kept stopping to buffer and it was hard to see the regular TV screen, so we went back for the second half on Encore. Sad result for France but not unexpected.
The trip up to the top of the canal Burgundy-Champagne was 3 days of trying to cover ...