Walking The Via Francigena: A Day in Bar-le-Duc

This “Walking The Via Francigena” series of posts follow us, David and Gail, as we continue our walk along the Via Francigena pilgrimage route between Canterbury and Rome. In the fall of 2019, we completed the first leg from London to Canterbury, known as the Chaucer Way, and onward to the small town of Tergnier, France on the Via Francigena. A pandemic got in the way but now, in 2022, our trek is underway once again, this time taking us from Tergnier to Besançon over 23 walking days and 580 or so kilometres.

Today is a non-walking day, what through-hikers would call a zero day, a day to relax and wash clothes. For Gail and me, a zero day is an opportunity to explore an interesting place.

Today, that place is Bar-le-Duc.

Read on to view the day’s photos and soundscape.

Today’s First Soundscape: Taking in a street market on Notre Dame Bridge.
While looking at the photos below, you can listen to this binaural (hyper-realistic stereo) sound recording. For best results, use headphones or earbuds for a full binaural sound experience.
Today’s Second Soundscape: We chat about our day in Bar-le-Duc at an outdoor bar.

Click the images below to view a full-screen slideshow.

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