Ibis Budget Besancon Centre Gare
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... watching in almost silence for that first glimpse through the rain. Then in the distance he appeared, a lone lead rider. Hair standing on end stuff for me, a really special moment to see my first rider at the Tour. The leader speed past and was shortly followed by the remainder of the peleton. Five minutes later it was over and the crowd headed back down the hill to the town proper. Hard to believe I had attended the Tour De France....might have to do it again ...
Without a shadow of doubt, my most abiding memory of the French leg of my Via Francigena is of the Commonwealth War Graves I passed by and stayed a while on my journey through northern France. I knew this would be a poignant experience, not least because 2014 is the centenary of the start of the Great War.
As it happens, the first few graves were of airmen from WW2. I saw small clusters of military headstones in village graveyards which were probably the nearest ...
... marker on it.
I'm now relaxing in my cheap-and-cheerful IBIS budget hotel in the commercial zone of this large town. The price suits ma poche quite well after a very expensive stay at a Logis-branded hotel last night. And, what's more, the shower here has fibre optic lighting that creates a funky disco feel when you take a dip. I'm quite tempted to douche again later this evening, and maybe tomorrow morning too.
Tomorrow is ...
... usually means we spend more later on for additional café and pastries. And if we aren't biking we are doing a lot of walking!
I found this article from The Guardian that I think does a good job of describing the delights of the Besançon.
Unfortunately the Musee des Beaux Arts, known as the Little Louvre, ...
... if not longer than expected ride, we had yet another treat in store for us - a room upgrade for our 40th wedding anniversary which was the next day! And we would get to enjoy our lovely room for two nights instead of the one we had originally planned. This had been an amazing day!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay in the lovely World Heritage listed Besancon. Birthplace of Victor Hugo, it is uniquely located in a billabong like setting with the Doubs ...