Ibis Besancon La City
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We arrived in Gray mid afternoon after travelling from Paris via Dijon and Dole. The Le Boat reception was graciously accommodating seeing as we were a tad early. We had a picnic lunch in the nearby park then did a bit of a shop to stock the boat then a lesson in skippering and boat etiquette (with a French lesson or two thrown in). A BBQ dinner prepared by Chef Clancy topped off a seamless travel day (train x2, car, then boat!). Our first day on Le Saône was pleasant even ...
... our way to the top of the hill to see the fort it was closing so we missed out. I really liked this place but Kerry said he found it drab. It just had a real solid feel to it and lots of history surrounding the old part of the city. Its great having our bikes as we could explore everywhere and we rode through the tunnel where the boats have to come through the lock system. There are some photos of the old ...
We caught the TGV from Paris (Gare de Lyon) to Dijon, about a 1.5 hr journey, then the regional train to Dole where our taxi met us to take us the last half hour to Gray. Smooth travelling and the kids did really well considering all the changes and travel time! Highly recommend packing kids activities and books which you can pull out at any point to calm the grumbles and steady the (adult) nerves! Once we reached Gray we were ready to sail! So ...
... cafe was available at the next Aire de Service it was actually a sandwich van (Rob would know it as he MUST have delivered a Honda there at some stage?) Anyway the usual French stick ham and cheese made a filling lunch with our own tea bags of course (even though all the supermarkets stock the same brands and more)
Again, Tom Tom (don't leave home without one!) took us door to door except that, unfortunately, the site entrance was THE ...
... lions, Siberian tigers), primates (lemurs, marmosets, etc. with more than 25 species) and birds (some thirty aquatic and tropical species). There are also many different species of hoofed animals from around the world (Vision warty pigs, Vision spotted deer, etc.) as well as two species of macropods from Australia: red kangaroo and rock wallabies. There are around 400 animals from more than 70 species can be viewed in large planted enclosures.
We kept on driving until ...