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Boarder Patrol, Marc, France travel blog

Boarder Patrol

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... and a straight section of road lasts about 20m.  Our goal was a little damned in lake almost on the boarder between France, Spain and Andorra with 3000m peaks rising up all around.  Up past charming little villages where all the little homes ...

France Day 19 - Chillin', Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 19 - Chillin'

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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Short and sweet. A lazy day today. Starts with a walk to la boulangerrie as usual. Today marks the end of Ella's discipline, and we celebrate with a morning of sugary treats! Slept in, ... played tennis (Asher wins again! Yay!) ..., movie night for ...

Starry, Starry Night, Arles, France travel blog

Starry, Starry Night

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... a summer’s day,     With eyes that know the darkness in my soul. Arrived in picturesque provencal France - immortalized by the many artist’s who have lived here over the years capturing the soft light, countryside and charming ...

Rome...?, Arles, France travel blog

Rome...?

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... ; and that it would bring them instant infrastructure, roads, money, etc.  But enough of all this Roman talk - we’re in France after all!  Italy will come when we set sail tomorrow night.  For now we’re dining on our last few ...

Last stop in France, Nice, France travel blog

Last stop in France

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... to Greece. No Venice for me this trip. Just too far out of the way, and I am running way behind. I spent almost 7 weeks in France, and if I continue at that pace, I won’t see many countries. I hope to get to Greece before July, mainly to try and ...

France Day 1 - Arrival!, Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 1 - Arrival!

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... so jam down to the car to beat the rush and have time to pack up before we arrive in Paris. I'm nervous about our France experience. Virtually everybody I've spoken to has warned me that the French folks don't care too much for us Americanos. The ...

Caught a cold in the Loire Valley, Tours, France travel blog

Caught a cold in the Loire Valley

A travel blog entry by jonmatters

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I had an awesome day of riding from the campsite 50 miles from Charny, doing 75 miles at an average speed of 15 mph, which felt like flying after the previous two days' 11 mph averages. Only showered on me once, too, so a marvelous day. Unfortunately, ...

pin only - Rennes, Rennes, France travel blog

pin only - Rennes

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On the road to Reims, Laon, France travel blog

On the road to Reims

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The plan after leaving Lille was to get to Reims in three days. I have been using Googlemaps to find campgrounds on the way to my destinations, and though this takes a little time (some are not for tent camping, others too expensive), it is much cheaper ...

The Good The Bad and the Amazing, St Maximin, France travel blog

The Good The Bad and the Amazing

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When one travels, ones never imagines the unsightly scenes that lie ahead.  When one reads Frommer's or Fodor's travel guides it is rare to see pictures of the things that no one wants to see.  But of course these things, distasteful as they ...

Paris - Day 4 - Tourist Stops, Paris, France travel blog

Paris - Day 4 - Tourist Stops

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Mimi the blogger, ... on again! This morning we hung out and played at the apartment, while the laundry was going; we hung it on the rack to dry. Then we headed to le Parc Montsouris, a huge park right above the Catacombs;it has a few great ...

Mysterious Michel, Le Mont-Saint-Michel, France travel blog

Mysterious Michel

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Our last official day of ’work’.  Jennie and Kevin have been kind enough to offer to take us to their secret camping spot near le Mont-Saint-Michel .  A beautiful vista overlooking the open tide towards this beautiful island while ...

The Pyrenees, Esquieze-Sere, France travel blog

The Pyrenees

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... had to be changed when I did the planning a week earlier. The French side is also the site of a stage or two of the Tour de France every year, so there are a few popular rides in the area. The first night in the Pyrenees, I spent in a campground, but I ...

The End?????, Tonneins, France travel blog

The End?????

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Last night of rest before all the campsites close.  It was the last campground that I’ve found that is open all year long.  Found out today that the ‘Aire du Service Camping’ that I had found as a back-up are reserved just for ...

Ode to the Canal, Montech, France travel blog

Ode to the Canal

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... ;s bike computer measures every 10m, so that was pretty incredible! This is the superhighway of canals.  Charging straight as an arrow, cutting France in 2.  This route is called the Velo-route de Deux Mers - we will take it all the way to the ...

France Day 28 - The last day ..., Chateau-Gontier, France travel blog

France Day 28 - The last day ...

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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As we roll out of bed, it begins to sink in that today is our LAST DAY here in Chateau-Gontier. So sad. ... We definately have some very exciting things coming up on the last two legs of our journey ... but we will be ending our time in this small town ...

Paris Briefly and Kind of Weird...., Paris, France travel blog

Paris Briefly and Kind of Weird....

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The wierdest thing....when I checked my passport stamp after entering France - I found last years stamp.....same date, one year later.  Last year I came to Paris on a very long routing....Hong Kong to Bangkok to Amman Jordon to Paris.....on May 26, ...

Arrival in France, Caen, France travel blog

Arrival in France

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just a blip on the map to show where we've been ...

Paris - Day 3 - Ditchin' the kids!, Paris, France travel blog

Paris - Day 3 - Ditchin' the kids!

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Bonjour from your Guest Blogger aka Mimi. Mommy and Daddy took off for a romantic evening in beautiful Paris, leaving me with les enfants for some fun and good ol' fashioned spoiling. Oh la la... We started out with a cool book called Paris Mini, ...

French hospitality, Charny, France travel blog

French hospitality

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I was about 25 miles outside Reims yesterday and had pulled off the road to put on my rain gear in preparation for a squall coming my way. Just as I was about to get going again, a lady pulled over, got out, and asked me to come and stay at her family ...

More Beautiful Days and Other Such Crap!, Maillezais, France travel blog

More Beautiful Days and Other Such Crap!

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Another beautiful day of cycling.  Not quite sure what I’ll do when the weather changes, I’ve been so spoiled with beautifully sunny days each and every day.  Cycled through quite a few ‘petit cite du character’ ...

pin only - DINAN, Dinan, France travel blog

pin only - DINAN

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Back in the Saddle Again, Chateaulin, France travel blog

Back in the Saddle Again

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... it happened.  We haven’t been cycling in so long now...  All I know is that it was fine when we arrived in France, and it’s broken now.  Most of the time they've just been sitting in a corner unused.  I wonder if it was ...

Leg 2 of the Pyrenees, Aucun, France travel blog

Leg 2 of the Pyrenees

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I am now in Aucun, a little town nestled right in a high valley, rimmed by high mountains on either side. Not that I could see any of it when I arrived Sunday. Most of the day was obscured by a dense fog that was so thick it was like riding through a ...

Las Laous, Boussenac, France travel blog

Las Laous

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The trek into the house was about a kilometer from the main road and post box.  A tiny gravel track has no room for mistakes as it snakes it’s way down a steep hill.  Hairpin turns soo sharp that you need to stop and do a 3-point ...

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France Day 18 - "Better than Versailles"

A travel blog entry by styrsky

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... is sooo mean! ... hehe... Goodbye to the Huets for today. We will meet again at least one more time before we leave France. Its great to have been able to develop a good friendship with these guys. Franck refers to Vincent as his closest friend, "his ...

Amorous or Foolhardy?, Marseille, France travel blog

Amorous or Foolhardy?

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Over the last months of travel, we’ve met and talked with many people about what we’re doing.  As you can imagine, we’re greeted with many responses.  Most can’t fathom a trip without end or adgenda.  Some say they ...

pin only - port, Port-en-Bessin-Huppain, France travel blog

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So, for France, Calais, France travel blog

So, for France

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I had my own room at the hostel in Calais for a cheap $37/night. I didn't see much in Calais the first night, but I went out Sunday for a walk about town. Apparently the French do not work on Sundays, so the umbrella and the trash bags I needed for ...

France Day 16 - Versailles, Versailles, France travel blog

France Day 16 - Versailles

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As Janice gets the kids ready for our longest road trip to date ... I head to the store for some milk, fill up the car with gas, and grab some treats from la boulangerrie. I get home and we head out towards Versailles. Its just outside of Paris, and the ...

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