Ibis Besancon Marchaux
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Pets allowed
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With Geneva just down the road it seemed like a good idea to go and have a look but in hindsight we wish we hadn't. We had already spent quite a bit of time at the other end of Lake Geneva and its beautiful and we should have left it at that. We got stuck in a traffic jam and sat for quite awhile but on the plus side it gave me time to call my son and have a chat so it worked out fine. I snapped a quick shot ...
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 ...
Our first night we were spoilt by first a bagpipe player then an accordion player for free entertainment during dinner. Kids dancing, enjoying every minute. We had a surprise when a Horse drawn carriage entered the campsite and set up residence ...
... then head back, and join the others for a wander around town. It is an impressive city: the birth place of the Lumiere Brothers, the home of Louis Pasteur, a city of clocks and with some impressive Roman ruins. We meet for dinner before our final night on the boat, heading for 1802 in Place de Granville. It's a bit up market, but we sit outside in the summer evening, and enjoy our menu du jour, and interesting ...
... There were people of all ages on bikes too. There really is a dominant bike culture in the countries we have visited on this trip. Most places of any size although not big cities necessarily, have a public bike system, as does Besanšon. At the bike store with the live music, Jim and I had a chance to take some terrific folding electric bikes out for a ride around town. Amazing technology and so comfortable. ...