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... 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 ...
Langres is on some official list of the 50 most beautiful cities in France. It is certainly rather spectacular.
It sits atop a tall and quite steep hill above the canal and the surrounding countryside. Happily, there is a bus that runs from the train station down at canal level up to the city on top because I would not much like to walk it!
It is a continuously walled city, that began in Gallo-Roman times - forts have always been built atop ...
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 ...
... thanks Tony - to help source somewhere for me to stay last night. The place he found was only 11 Euros and the profile picture of the owner on the airbnb website gave a passing resemblance of a mad axeman (not my words!). While not unduly concerned about this description, I was surprised that the directions to his address were somewhat vague - "walk slowly down the main street for five minutes, then ask ...