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... of half an hour where we discovered lots of different water sources, no surprise thinking that this area has the famous Vittel sources! Than we went to bed and watched an episode of the Arrow. 12th We had a good sleep, had our first breakfast in the sun and left around 10:30. We drove throttle little village of Vittel and bought a baguette for on the way. Through the beautiful country side on the secondary roads we enjoyed the sceneries and calm. The ...
... 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 ...
We were on the road before 08:30 again this morning - it was a little chilly but it wasn't long before we were climbing out of the Loue valley so that warmed us up. The ride towards Besancon was along a fairly ordinary French 'D' road with moderate levels of traffic until we were a few miles away when we left the beaten track for my devious quiet approach to the busy town. This route worked pretty well bringing us in alongside the river Doubs but there ...
... 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 ...