Motel Du Val De Villiers
TripAdvisor Reviews Motel Du Val De Villiers Chaumont
Travel Blogs from Chaumont
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 ...
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 ...
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 ...
... and also one that was most heavily armed. It was also blissfully cool in there - not surprising since the walls were a good 6-7 feet thick. There was a lower chamber, dug down into the ground, which had had smaller cannons on the outer edges, and a large central stone pillar with vaulting holding up the ceiling. There was a middle chamber, slightly offset from the lower, also with side areas for cannon and a much higher ceiling, also supported with stone pillar and ...
... the “continental divide” in the sense that rivers on the south, Soane side, flow south to the Med, and on the north, Marne side, rivers flow to the Channel.
The locks on the Soane side are mostly all automatic. When you get to the Marne side, headed down, there is a long serious of manual ones that come with a traveling lock-keeper. The automatics are started by the remote clicker, and then once inside you have to raise a blue rod ...
Other places to stay in Chaumont
Place Charles de Gaulle, Chaumont | 3 star hotelfrom $98
Route de Langres, Chaumont | 2 star hotelfrom $77
25 rue Toupot, Chaumont | 3 star hotelfrom $119
Les Paquottiers Nord, Chaumont | Hotelfrom $39
70 Rue de Verdun, Chaumont | Hotelfrom $117