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Sculptures and churches, a disappearing canal and a yet to be found Knights Templar hall. The Order of the Knights Templar was recognised and confirmed in Troyes Cathedral in January 1129. Begun with a group of nine soldier/knight-monks in 1118, the order was founded to protect pilgrims travelling to the Holy Land.
To the Cathedral of St.-Pierre et St.-Paul. Little remains of the churches on ...
... for a campsite on the Lac d'Orient.
We were now in Champagne, but we still passed through miles of arable farmland, with not a vine in site
We found the campsite - Les Rives du Lac, ACSI 14 e, easily. Only the hardstanding pitches were in use - we found a really big one.. The toilets ...
... at lunchtime today - when I tried to upload the route for the next section of the journey I got a 'route calculation error' from my GPS. There has been a sort of friendly rivalry between Ian and myself throughout the trip - Ian prefers his paper maps and I put all my faith in the GPS. I wasn't looking forward to admitting to Ian that my GPS had turned into a useless lump of plastic and that we would have to defer to his paper ...
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 ...
... saw signs for Lyon which we naturally had to pass through as the highway then fed into one creating a horrid traffic jam. We did debate stopping here to visit the 3 Michelin Star chef we met in Venice but not being dressed for such an occasion and the fact the restaurant probably wasn't even open yet, we decided instead to sit in the jam and have a good old British moan!