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... we were suddenly surrounded by Dutch, Germans and Belgiums. On Saturday we cycled down an old railway track into the town of Langres and admired its walls, cathedral and interesting buildings. After lunch we cycled down quiet country lanes through picturesque villages until we picked up the old railway line again and headed back to the ...
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 ...
... 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 ...
... this canal, we will have advance warning!
It was so rural that we had no real wifi coverage for almost the whole trip, which is one of many reasons why this blog is very behind times. We did manage to find satellite TV most of the time for the World Cup games, though one night we have watched it on the TV through the computer and one night the best we could do was the Guardian’s minute-by-minute on Stan’s phone. The lack of wifi is ...