Hotel du Nord

8, Rue Moncey, Besançon, Franche-Comté, 25000, France | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Besanšon

The first few days...

A travel blog entry by aspataro


I'm here after weeks and weeks of counting down and worrying and dreaming of what it will be like and making lists of what I should bring and what I shouldn’t bring. I finally made it safe and sound. Thankfully, my flights went smoothly and I arrived on the 6th of January in Paris and immediately found my professor who was there to pick me up …

Jean + Margaret arrive followed by thunder storm!

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... went to the supermarket to get some fresh food provisions for our visitors, the bonus is that it is air conditioned but you feel the heat when you come out.

John went up to the station and waited in the main hall arrivals and departures for J&M. They got off the train (they called the first one the Hogwarts express as it was so old with no air conditioning so were very hot) and went down in the lift and walked the tunnel ...

Besancon beautiful Cathedral

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... We walked through the town to see St Jean’s Cathedral passing Victor Hugo’s birth house, a Roman amphitheatre, the Time Museum, an ancient hospice of Saint Esprit, museum of fine arts, fountains and other churches and impressive buildings, including a strange house with very old tramlines going through the archway. There was a sign but we could not translate it.

It is a shame they have installed tram lines everywhere ...

Wallpapering and table topping.

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... nothing too serious but it looked bad so Isi replaced the affected panels She then set about doing the head's (ship talk = Loo) with a vinyl paper we bought last year and much more suitable for near the toilet. Meanwhile John tackled the 2 table tops which we had recovered in Fablon wood effect. John had come up with an edging idea using black plastic angle strips which he managed to bend round the edges. The finished job is quite acceptable and looks far better ...

Hot, hotter and forecast even hotter!

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... highly respected and went on to live and work in Paris.

On our walk we found a bar with the tables and chairs outside under some trees in Place du 8 September and along with a lot of others we enjoyed a cool drink in the evening air watching the world go by. Afterwards we returned to ST to try and get a night's sleep. We had been told that Sunday will be even hotter. We usually get a thunderstorm after a prolonged spell of hot weather – oh ...

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This hotel, located on 8, Rue Moncey, Besanšon, is near La Citadelle.
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