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From the Archive: Destination Spotlight, Besançon, France

This is a second in a series of blog posts that I will be doing to talk about where I am going during this trip, why I am going there, and what I’m expecting to see. 241 mots de plus

Charlottes Phd Adventures

Fall walks in the Doubs

Daily walks are a good way to stay active all year, and they help keep me connected to nature, even when the weather starts to turn.   70 mots de plus


De Vouet à Watteau

Un siècle de dessin français: Chefs-d’oeuvre du musée des Beaux-Arts et d’Archéologie de Besançon

(Musée du Domaine départemental de Sceaux, until 12 February 2017)

I should have written about this some weeks ago, but the exhibition is still on for about a month and I’d love to flag this to anyone who might have a chance to see it. 1 260 mots de plus


I've moved mountains

Have I said I’m well chuffed with the new tyres? Sunday into Monday it rained all night, and heavily, I thought the new anti-skid mats were going to be put to use to get off the grass pitch, but no, the 4 season tyres coped admirably and have shown how sh1t the old ones were. 141 mots de plus



Where: Ornans, Franche-Comté, France
Who: People who have an affinity for small towns, art history, and a slow-paced environment. 
What: See the Musée Courbet. 752 mots de plus


The Jewel in Caesar's Crown

By Linda Tancs

Julius Caesar described the ancient city of Besançon in eastern France as the jewel in his crown. No wonder, considering its strategic location in the loops of the Doubs River among key trans-European routes.  78 mots de plus

Travel Writing

Sunday, walking in Besançon

Sometimes I forget how pretty this place is.  A day spent admiring the architecture in Besançon’s historic center is a good cure for that.

Much of Besancon is built of blue and beige Chailluz limestone… 46 mots de plus