Hotel de la Loire
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Will write this up as time permits but the highlight for me today was the visit to a little village called Apremont which is very proud of being beautiful and rightly so http://www.apremont-sur-allier.com/the% 20village.html
Before that we went to the city of Nevers.
Up and off on time. We road up and down a local road to warm up then we headed straight up to Sancerre, a hilltop, medieval village. It was 3kms up. I took it nice and steady and was able to achieve the climb without stopping or getting off.
What a wonderful spot! Narrow little streets, a wee square with cafes, patisserie surronding it. We sat and had a coffee to let the rest ...
... a seeming uphill climb against the wind. After leaving Barbizon, we rode through the former royal forest and passed in front of the Fontainebleu chateau again. With better weather, the crowds seemed greater. The sun was out and the castle more photogenic. I did what I so often do, I took more pictures.
France is crossed by canals. Once they were its commercial lifeblood, its primary method of trade and commerce. Today, with railroads ...
... set off. We biked about 10 mins - through Briare and slightly out of town to see a 'suprise' Arie had promised. It turned out to be a huge dump for reject products from a ceramic tile and button manufacturing enterprise that had existed in the town for hundreds of years. It was a mountain of tiles! He left us there for 20 mins to explore. Fascinating!
We then headed back into Briare with the intention of looking into the town church to see how the ...
Similar start to the day with a bit of rain but also very windy. I had slept better though.
We had 55kms to cover today! We stayed on the barge to experience two of the fourteen locks the barge is to go through today. These are more modern than the "seven locks" the town is named for.
We hadn't gone far when Dave got a flat. Ari changed the tyre quickly and we were on our way. While we ...