You probably haven’t heard of Besancon, but it’s an official Town of Art and History and has enjoyed UNESCO World Heritage status since 2008.
Day 37 – Walking the Via Francigena – Geneuille To Besançon, France – Arriving In Besançon, A Magnificent Historical City; Tali Landsman
Ten years since the legacy of France’s greatest military engineer was recognised by UNESCO, Sue Smith travels to Bourgogne-Franche-Comté to see the mark Vauban left on his homeland.
Briancon – The Highest Town In France And The Beautiful Ski Village Of Montgenevre; Yaya; Hand Luggage Only
Yaya has always been a fan of embracing the season and so when winter swung by London and the first snow of the season had fallen, he hopped on a train in search of the ski slopes of France.
If you plan to visit Bordeaux (and why wouldn’t you), Vauban’s fortifications on both sides of the Gironde River is an interesting day out.
As a child, the famous chef used to catch and sell frogs to make enough money to eat out at one of his home town’s excellent restaurants, triggering an enduring love affair with Besançon and its cuisine…
Briançon in the French Alps now has a series of ‘history installations’ alongside its runs. Mike Herd and family skil through the centuries…