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How to Travel by Train in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

How to Travel by Train in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté

Train travel in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté is fun and easy, however, people usually think a car is a necessity when visiting regions like this. Perhaps because we perceive rural landscapes and remote towns. But isn’t that why we choose to visit such a place? I suppose it depends […]

5 Things Not to Miss in Beautiful Besançon

5 Things Not to Miss in Beautiful Besançon

“… It was then that in Besançon, that old Spanish town, Cast like a seed into the flying wind, A child was born of mixed blood, Breton and Lorraine Pallid, blind and mute…” Victor Hugo. That child was France’s greatest writer and poet Victor Hugo. […]

Besançon – The perfect French slow travel city

Besançon – The perfect French slow travel city

My first introduction to Besançon was when my husband and I were searching for a rental apartment on Airbnb. We were planning our first European slow travel trip and France was our starting point. A quick Google search of Besançon returned ‘charming’, ‘cultured’, ‘city of […]