Ibis Besancon La City

1 Avenue Louise Michel, Besançon, Franche-Comté, 25000, France | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Besançon

Lance's Legacy

A travel blog entry by pumpkinbeetroot on Jul 12, 2014

Tomblaine to Gerardmer - Stage 8 I first fell in love with the Tour De France in the early part of this century when Lance Armstrong ruled the sport of cycling. His efforts climbing the Col Du Tourmet and the Alpe Du Huez left me in awe in the early hours of the Australian mornings. Drug cheat on no cheat, what he did still required a big ticker. I love July for the Tour, it's something I live on for the three weeks as it runs, leaving a empty feeling like the ...

Memories of France #1

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Jul 06, 2014

2 comments, 8 photos

... to where they were shot down. Whenever I saw a war graves plaque I made a point of going in to pay my respects.

My first WW1 military cemetery was Villiers Station on the road from Bruay -la- Buissiare to Arras. There were over 1200 soldiers buried there. The cemetery was in immaculate condition, with everywhere looking extremely well manicured. Row upon row of white headstones containing the name, rank, regimental insignia, age, date of death and a small inscription ...

A trees difficile jour.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201 on Jul 05, 2014

2 comments, 9 photos

... be the shortest walking day so far. My angel, Laurence, said I should stay at Les Fourgs and I simply followed orders rather than check out the paltry 12kms it will demand of me. Looking on the bright side - wow, I'm now in glass half-full mode! - it means I can try to get Sunday Mass and a quick tour of the centre-ville before heading off to spend my final night in French lodgings before entering Switzerland on Monday.

Bonne soirée.

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Anchoring in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm on Jul 01, 2014

4 comments, 48 photos

... public museum in France, (established in 1694, nearly a century before the Louvre became a public museum) is closed until 2017 for renovations. It apparently has a great collection of paintings from the 14th to the 20th C. including my favourites, Matisse and Bonnard, as well as Renoir, Goya and Titan to name only a few. It also has a large collection of drawings and an archeological collection.
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On reflection ...... a good day!

A travel blog entry by themaggiej on May 23, 2014

2 comments, 46 photos

... around it like a snake and with an imposing citadel perched above. It is known as the City of Time due to its history as a watchmaking centre in years gone by and with evidence of this in the number of building facades decorated by beautiful clocks and sundials.


It was fitting that our journey had brought us here, to this City of Time, to celebrate our 40 years together.





















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This 3 star hotel, located on 1 Avenue Louise Michel, Besançon, is near La Citadelle.
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