L`Auberge de la Fontaine
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After having to delay our departure by two days following the sad loss of the wing mirror and its housing, we headed off to Dover on the first leg of our Italian adventure on Thursday 16th April. The mirror of the newly replaced wing mirror housing took flight somewhere on the M40 so we have improvised with my make-up mirror and ...
... couple of 'bonus' climbs before we arrived at the river. The route out of Besancon was a bit more trafficky but we managed OK without getting lost or losing each other! Once clear of Besancon our route has been a delight - mile after mile of undulating empty roads through a mix of woodland and farmland. Near the end of our day we came across a road closure at a railway bridge but fortunately the diversion was quite short.
132km on the clock for the ...
Woken up by loud hooting, turned out to be the travelling bread van on a Sunday morning!
Not a lot in Vouecourt, a fountain house and a very old church.
Our Next stop was Langres, it is a fortified hill town. Walk part of the walls.
We went through the longest tunnel on our journey, 4.8km through the canal summit between the Marne and the Saone rivers.
Very rural journey for three days ...
... sight seeing, a good lunch, and working like mad on the wifi under the shade of the trees in the park near the tourist office.
We walked all along the main street with its shops, past an old religious building that is now a theater, past the former Jesuit building that is now a College, meandering up and down a few side streets, past the place and park with the Diderot statue, down to the Cathedral St Mammes and inside for a long, quiet and blissfully ...
... and 9 AM and noon and one and two, and 5 and 6 and 7 in the evening. Depending on where you are, you can sometimes hear bells from more than one town at a time.
We visited a marvelous town called Langres and stayed 2 days there. It is the largest fully walled and fortified town remaining in Europe, they say. More about that in the next blog.
Don’t know when I will have enough wifi to post this, but I’m hoping it will be soon.