Travel Blogs from Dôle
Tuesday 10th June 2014
The weather is hot and forecast is "iffy" for Jean (John's sister) and Margaret (our friend from Littlethorpe) who arrive later today.
We did some tidying up and gave ST a good wash down as the wind and rain had brought all the bits and pieces off the local trees. The temperature kept rising and it was getting very warm and close showing signs of a thunderstorm on the way!
... We walked through the town to see St Jean’s Cathedral passing Victor Hugo’s birth house, a Roman amphitheatre, the Time Museum, an ancient hospice of Saint Esprit, museum of fine arts, fountains and other churches and impressive buildings, including a strange house with very old tramlines going through the archway. There was a sign but we could not translate it.
It is a shame they have installed tram lines everywhere ...
... a wonderful invention and when it works well it is brilliant.
Later we had a walk up to the station to see how long it takes, ready for meeting John’s sister Jean and our good friend Margaret who will be with us on Tuesday. Afterwards we saw more of lovely Besancon and found the Time Museum and another huge square with more impressive buildings before going back to our favourite square for a drink under the lit cross of St Peters Church in Place de 8 ...
... highly respected and went on to live and work in Paris.
On our walk we found a bar with the tables and chairs outside under some trees in Place du 8 September and along with a lot of others we enjoyed a cool drink in the evening air watching the world go by. Afterwards we returned to ST to try and get a night's sleep. We had been told that Sunday will be even hotter. We usually get a thunderstorm after a prolonged spell of hot weather – oh ...
... br> We arrived back at Spring Tide 11.30, so a total of 12 hours from leaving home. We plugged in things that needed charging and then John had a power nap. Isi tried but as she had also had a snooze on the plane so was not too tired and wanted to try to last till the night time.
We then travelled for 1 hour back to Choisey where it is a nice quiet free mooring, it is not far but there are shops albeit up a steep ...
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed