Auberge de la Fontaine
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... we were suddenly surrounded by Dutch, Germans and Belgiums. On Saturday we cycled down an old railway track into the town of Langres and admired its walls, cathedral and interesting buildings. After lunch we cycled down quiet country lanes through picturesque villages until we picked up the old railway line again and headed back to the ...
... 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 ...
... 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 ...
... of a problem since it is hard to keep up with banking and emails and work things, plus it is such a great source of info for questions like “why is my diesel engine smoking too much?”
Even the smallest little French village generally has a church, and they still use the church bells to send the time messages out into the surroundings. Different churches/villages seem to have different plans but most all of them at least sound 7 ...