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Oct 15, 2018 - Angers

Further down the coast we called in to Mont-Saint-Michel before heading inland to our next stop at Angers. The 13thC Mont-St-Michel still remains spectacular although we preferred the way it was ten years ago without all the paths and roads crossing the causeway. It has become far too commercialised. Angers was a great town with a gorgeous fortress dominating everything, even church steeples for a nice change. Originally a palace for the Plantagenet dynasty in the 10thC it was transformed into a castle-fortress in 1230 and remains in...

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May 31, 2015 - Peony lovers only

After four days in the wilds of the Loire Valley at Noyant, without internet access we are now back in contact with the outside world. This is a post just for those of you who like me LOVE peonies. In France they are like any other flower. You find them growing choked by weeds, on nature strips, next to letter boxes, totally neglected yet groaning under the weight of the blooms. Here is a small sample of the breathtakingly beautiful peonies we've seen. Lucky French mothers. They are at their peak for Mothers' Day here.

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Jul 9, 2012 - Bac across le Authion

A longer than usual pedal today – 64 km. Enjoyed reasonably good weather (cool and dry) and a well marked route. Drove past a beautiful lake in the middle of the forest, and then a gorgeous park. Our pastry break du jour was in Le Thoureil. (Yesterday we learned a Tour de France cyclist normally consumes 9,000 calories a day, and we are working hard to do the same….) We biked past several fields of flowers, which we assume are grown commercially for florists – marigolds, sweet peas, lavender. Gorgeous! As we approached Angers we noticed...

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Tour de France

Mar 30, 2012 - The beautiful and romantic Loire Valley

Hi Everyone We have driven north along the Atlantic coast of Portugal, into northern Spain keeping to the coast road and crossed the border into France. As we have driven north we can see spring arriving with the hedgerows full of primroses and paddocks full of bleating baby lambs. We free camped 6 kilometres south of Lisbon on the banks of the river and watched the ferries cross the river bringing all the workers to the city, poor souls! Opposite us was the President of Portugal’s official residence, a pretty candy pink building with a...

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Paul_Liz

Jul 15, 2009 - Aaaah, France

If you are on a bicycle, you just have to love France!!! There are so many beautiful small roads with absolutely no traffic, the food is fantastic, the people are super cycle-friendly, and there's so much to see. Of all the places that we have ridden, none beats France. Our first day here we rode to Bayeaux to see the famous Bayeaux tapestry (another stage in tracing Lynda's family history as the tapestry records the Norman invasion of England and one of those smiling guys with the big swords on the boat going over was probably her...

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