Hotel Ibis Pontarlier
Travel Blogs from Pontarlier
... only thing I could do with the rest of the meal - not the fries - was to feed it to the restaurant owner's dog who suddenly became my best friend. Just to inform you what I'd been eating - and to make vegetarian readers feel quite smug and self-satisfied - I understand it to have something to do with pig or veal colons. It's definitely McDonalds for me from now on.
There's so much more I could add, but I'll leave my almost final comments for the people I've spent ...
... of northern France.
I spent a very pleasant rest day in Arras where the highlight was a visit to the quarries under the main square that now house themed gardens from each continent (except Antarctica) using special heating and lighting. I also committed my one and only fashion faux-pas of the trip the same day as all I had to wear for my tourist activities that wasn't being washed was an olive green T-shirt, olive green trousers, a khaki hat ...
... dead person, stood standing together as if on the parade ground. The warm sunshine and green fields surrounding the cemetery gave it a serene feeling. In a strange way it seemed like a nice place to be buried, although I'm pretty sure the servicemen would have liked more control over when and where it was to happen.
The etched maple leaves showed that the overwhelming majority of graves belonged to Canadian forces. A register kept at each site recorded details of ...
... 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 ...
... br> And of course there is the Doubs River running right through the town with promenades along it and bridges over it and young people partying around it. Our first night there was Friday night and it was a clear, warm night and man, those kids were partying. We kept our window open as it was hot and they were at it in the cafés near our hotel until morning, so sleep was a bit elusive. It was only the ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed