European motorhome Travel- VanlifeFrance

Langres in the fog

Strange isn’t it how the weather can alter a place at the click of your fingers…..

We arrived with our Motorhome, Alma late in the afternoon and were greeted to to amazing blue skies and a little hint of sunshine…

Yes there’s a little snow to the edges of the Aire, but it is January after all . (N 47.8549, E 5.33513)

Sadly, we awoke to freezing fog, now I would imagine that some people (obviously lesser mortals) would have been put off and not headed off on an explore !

Langres, a fortified town perched atop a hill in northeastern France, boasts a rich history dating back to Roman times.

Its most impressive feature is undoubtedly its ramparts, nearly 3 kilometers of stone walls encircling the city.

Walking these ramparts is a must-do for any visitor to Langres, offering stunning views of the surrounding countryside and a unique glimpse into the town’s past.

The ramparts of Langres were first built in the 3rd century AD by the Romans, and they have been refortified and expanded over the centuries. As you walk along the ramparts, you’ll see sections of Roman, medieval, and Renaissance walls, each with their own unique features.

Look out for the Porte de l’Archer, a Roman gate dating back to the 2nd century AD, and the Porte des Moulins, a medieval gatehouse with its imposing towers.


From the ramparts, you’ll be rewarded with panoramic views of the Langres countryside. On a clear day, you can see for miles, taking in the rolling hills, forests, and vineyards.

But not today……

We will certainly visit again, as it’s a stunning place


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