Hotel de l'Horloge

Espace industriel de Palente - 1 - Route de Marchaux, Besançon, Franche-Comté, 25000, France | 2 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Besanšon

Jean + Margaret arrive followed by thunder storm!

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... them straight outside, totally missing the arrivals hall. Other people waiting were looking confused too. John caught up with them as they had set off to look for ST!!

They arrived on board feeling hot and very tired and very relieved to be here after a long day (starting with getting up at 4.30am) and had drinks followed by dinner outside before the thunder and lightning arrived. We did lots of catching up with news before ...

Besancon beautiful Cathedral

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... 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 ...

Wallpapering and table topping.

A travel blog entry by issywiz


Sunday 8th June 2014

As forecast it was a hot sunshine again so we opened up all the windows and both hatches but kept the curtains shut to try to control the temperature within ST. We have 1 fan that does its best to circulate the air and it worked to a certain extent as the temperature rose higher and higher getting over 100F outside.

We were up early to do some jobs before the heat got too much. Over the winter some of the wallpaper ...

Hot, hotter and forecast even hotter!

A travel blog entry by issywiz


... used as a post office. We saw a statue of a man looking down the end of a hosepipe, Albert Maxime Kohler who was Lord Mayor and a highly respected man, but we have not found out the connection with the hosepipe! We kept seeing the name Victor Hugo and we both knew the name but at the time could not think why. He was born in Besancon and was a writer and playwright. He wrote Les Miserable and The Hunchback of Notre dame amongst others. He was a great ...

D Day remembered

A travel blog entry by issywiz

... telling their stories, today being the 70th anniversary. It was quite moving and interesting and somewhat sad especially an incident in the Dover straights one of our patrol boats was attacked by 3 smaller torpedo boats it was hit by 1 torpedo but the charge had not gone off but holed the boat. In reply it sunk one attacker, another one was beached to save it from sinking and the 3rd disappeared in the night back to ...


This 2 star hotel, located on Espace industriel de Palente - 1 - Route de Marchaux, Besanšon, is near La Citadelle.
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