These are the adventures of Andy and Sally Rawnsley on their narrowboat "The Puzzler". We have been living on the boat for over nine years now and are still loving it. Our Ulster born Shih Tzu, Shannon, has grown up, and has taken over the boat! After three wonderful years in Ireland, we transported The Puzzler to The Netherlands, and spent a year there. In 2015 we went southwards, to reach the north of France by June. After glorious weather throughout the summer, we arrived in Roanne in late October, and enjoyed our winter in this friendly port. We cruised extensively in France in 2016 and 2017, returning to Roanne each winter.
Wednesday, 8 July 2015
3rd July. A visit to the citadel town of Langres.
The citadel town of Langres lies on top of the hill, 150 metres above the canal.
Leaving The Puzzler quite early to avoid the heat of the day, we climbed on up to the town.
There is a walkway all around Langres on the ramparts.
This is the fantastic view which these houses have.
We enjoyed looking down on the town from the ramparts. This is the rue de la Tournelle.
Langres is an attractive town.
St. Mammes Cathedral dominates the centre of town. Langres is on a major pilgrimage route between Canterbury and Rome.
Inside the cathedral is just as impressive.
Shannon was delighted to see us on our return, and celebrated with a swim on the slipway.