VIA FRANCIGENA | Day 11

Saint-Nicolas-Aux-Bois to Laon, 18.5 km

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After a restless night I was back to the daily grind. I left the Mexican restaurant and was out and about on a foggy morning.

 

Breakfast was a couple of cereal bars on a desolate morning. It wasn’t long before I hit a bump on the road. A few drops and my rain gear was out. But of course as soon as I had it on the skies cleared giving me a glimpse of hope.

 

Once out of the forest it was all too familiar sights, closed churches and restaurants on deserted towns with no working water fountains.

 

The last stretch to Laon cut through more farm lands but I made to the cathedral and what a sight it was. I walked out of the old city, made it to my hotel thanks to Amin and an anonymous donation and settle into a room with Air conditioning.

 

Lunch and dinner were a joy. To be honest I may have indulge a bit.

Beauty shots compilation

 

Daily Cost Breakdown:

 

008.80 Breakfast

€024.80 Dinner

€124.50 Hotel

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€133.30 Total

Today's stage broken down with the help of Google Earth.

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Accommodations:

Cessières

Chambres d'hôtes La Forestiere
+33 3 23 24 19 07

7 Ruelle Buet

Gites Ruraux Cessières
+33 6 32 86 45 21

18 Gr Grand Rue
gites-laon.com

Molinchart

Gîte La Grange - Cottage
+33 6 82 44 63 32

13 Rue de la Plaine
gite-laon.fr

Hotel des Artes


11 Place des Droits de l' Homme


Hotel ibis Laon

+33 3 23 20 18 11

Avenue Georges Pompidou

accorhotels.com

Hôtel De La Banniere De France

+33 3 23 23 21 44

11 Rue Franklin Roosevelt

hoteldelabannieredefrance.com

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