Hotel Le Lion D'Or
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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 ...
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 ...
... a lot more of them as they will really brighten up the fieldscape that has turned quite sandy-brown of late.
I'll close for now as I have to start planning today's route. I would like to aim for 25kms but it will all depend on what time I finally shift myself and, more importantly , where a bed can be found. The VF and the Camino to Santiago are not that dissimilar when thinking about securing a bed for the night. ...