Novotel Besancon

22 bis Rue de Trey, Besançon, Franche-Comté, 25000, France | 3 star hotel
Prices starting from $95.00

Travel Blogs from Besanšon

I tried to resist, but I'm glad I relented.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201


... I got in the car so that she could drive me to the official path. I declined the offer, declaring that I would be walking all the way to Rome, but she dismissed these protestations. She then insisted I stay with her parents the same evening, even though I told her I had a hotel reservation in Ornans.

All the while, she jabbed her finger at a Via Francigena sticker in the back window of her car as if it provided legitimacy and authority for her actions. ...

Phase 1 of my VF is now completed.

A travel blog entry by jamesonthevf201


I arrived in Besancon today on the 31st day of my pilgrim journey to Rome. It is 784kms from Canterbury to here, although I may have done just a bit less than this total due to taking a slightly more direct route from Calais in the early days. Nonetheless, I estimate I've walked the equivalent of 470 miles this past month, which compares favourably with the Camino to Santiago de Compostela pilgrimage last year.

The last two days before ...

Anchoring in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm


... that we discovered our room had air conditioning and we could have closed the windows and shutters and had absolute quiet!

Like many places we have been in France, Besanšon seems to have recently invested a lot of money in pubic works and transit, including the construction of a new electric tram system that they were test driving while we were there. And this is in a city of under 125,000! ...

Gimme Shelter - in Besançon

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm


... called an oxbow) of the Doubs Rivers and is surrounded by seven hills which range in elevation from 400 to 500 metres with the Alps to the south.

Historically, it has always had strategic military importance because of its location and was first mentioned by Julius Caesar. Louis XIV conquered the city for the first time in 1668, and while it was in French hands, the famed military engineer Vauban visited ...

Baguettes, Biking and Barging

A travel blog entry by jenniferklm


... to come in a couple of days so we are heading to the old town of Besanšon where we will have lots to see and do should the prediction of rain for a few days come true. One great advantage to having electronics with you especially when cycling, is being able to plan your travels as much as possible around the weather. We regularly check several different weather apps as they do vary weirdly sometimes.

It was ...

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