L`Auberge de la Fontaine
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... the mighty river Saone. Three times wider than the Thames even though still 100 miles from the Mediterranean.
Stopped at Pontailler-sur-Saone and at Auxonne before reaching our winter berth at St Jean de Losne in Burgundy.
Our journey home commences by train with stops at Dijon, Troyes and Paris and finally the Eurostar.
Cheers for now!
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Langres is on some official list of the 50 most beautiful cities in France. It is certainly rather spectacular.
It sits atop a tall and quite steep hill above the canal and the surrounding countryside. Happily, there is a bus that runs from the train station down at canal level up to the city on top because I would not much like to walk it!
It is a continuously walled city, that began in Gallo-Roman times - forts have always been built atop ...
After that we walked up the canal a bit to a little bar-restaurant to watch the France-Germany match with about 20 other local people. We stayed there tip half time, but their big screen kept stopping to buffer and it was hard to see the regular TV screen, so we went back for the second half on Encore. Sad result for France but not unexpected.
The trip up to the top of the canal Burgundy-Champagne was 3 days of trying to cover ...
... finally came along. Thankfully, it was soft rain, Irish-style, that gets you wet but doesn't leave you feeling like you need to rush for cover. It looks like it will rain again today.
I saw a new crop in the fields near Champlitte yesterday evening that makes a very pleasant change from the barley and an oil producing plant, whose name escapes me right now. The crop? It's... Sunflowers, yeahh. I hope ...
... up my provisions as best I could. My evening meal comprised two satchets of cuppa-soup (French onion variety) and a packet of four breakfast biscuits brought with me from the UK. It did the trick for a while, but I was forced to dip into today's rations and have an apple and two more biscuits for supper.
I had hoped to watch the France match on TV last night, but a 10pm start was just a little late for a tired pilgrim expecting an early start the next day. I ...