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June 30, 2010

La Côte Saint-Jacques

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“Duck Foie Gras in spicy hot wine, apple-lemon chutney and salads.”

After a long drive from Blois, our Kangoo arrived in Joigny.  Joigny is located along the Yonne River in Burgundy.  The following afternoon we’d (more…)

June 28, 2010

Alpe d’Huez

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It rains everyday in the French Alps.  It seems that way to us, at least.  Each day after our arrival from the south of France, the weather in Les (more…)

June 16, 2010

Les Deux Alpes

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An alpine peak viewed from our room in Les Deux Alpes

After a long drive, about 6 hours, from Carcassonne, we reached our next destination, Les Deux Alpes.  Les Deux Alpes is best known as an alpine skiing destination, but it does lie (more…)

June 15, 2010

Col des Borderes

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Becky on the road to Estaing

Looming rain has been a near constant for this trip.  Nothing changed for our last full day in the Pyrenees.  The day started with rain, which (more…)

Col du Tourmalet

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After being crushed on our climb of Hautacam we seriously doubted the lucidity of our col climbing endeavors.  Certainly it was foolish for us to conceive of climbing France’s Tour caliber slopes on any bike.  But for us (more…)

June 10, 2010

Hautacam

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Becky around 6 km from the top of Hautacam

Our arrival in the French Pyrenees town of Argeles-Gazost signaled a change in the focus of our trip. To this point, the sights, fine food, and good wine had been our focus. Now it was time for some heavy-duty bike riding.

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June 9, 2010

The Loire Valley

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Blois' 18th Century stone bridge crosses the Loire River

Air Canada 880 landed at Charles de Gaulle airport only slightly behind schedule.  We were fortunate that the winds had been blowing the ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull, the volcano in Iceland with a name best pronounced with a mouth full of marbles, away from our route.

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