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What To Do On A Rainy Day In Saint-Emilion

By Maggie LaCoste Day 4 of the rain. We decided to not let it deter us since we leave here for Languedoc tomorrow.  Don’t know if others would do the same, so am sending along some ideas of things to do on a rainy day(many of which I also did today)! 1. Linger at breakfast, […]

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Adventures Bicycling in France

By Maggie LaCoste It’s never a good thing when you are awoken by terrible thunder the first morning of a bike trip, as was the case this morning. Bordeaux in June should be sunny and warm, just perfect weather for bicycling.  The last three days have been cold with showers and sideways rain.  People who […]

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Tasting The Wines of France At Vinexpo in Bordeaux

By Maggie LaCoste When I discovered that my short stay in Bordeaux would coincide with Vinexpo, I thought it would be a great opportunity for me to attend and learn more about French wines for my new guidebook series.  Although the show is only open to wine trade professionals, I had the opportunity to attend […]

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Best French Cycling Itineraries Guidebook Series Debuts

By Maggie LaCoste “A Weekend Trip From Blois to Chambord”, Volume 1 of my new guidebook series on the best cycling itineraries in France is finally finished. I was sitting at dinner on Friday night when a friend called to tell me that they found it on Amazon. I immediately got up from the table […]

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How Hard Could It Be To Write A Bicycling in France Guidebook?

By Maggie LaCoste In case any of you have missed seeing my weekly posts lately, thanks for missing me! I have been in the midst of completing one of the biggest adventures of my bicycling career and I never even left the house to do it. For the last 6 weeks I have been putting […]

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Another Free App For Bicycling The Loire

By Maggie LaCoste The Loire has always been one of the most bicycle-friendly routes in France with well signposted and maintained roads, lots of cafes, places to stay and establishments that are always welcoming. Now the region is becoming a leader in providing free portable tools for English-speaking bicyclists visiting the region. Last week I […]

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A Bicycling Trip to France Takes Shape

By Maggie LaCoste If there is one common theme running through my upcoming bicycling trip, it would be three of my favorite things: wine, food and market days!  In the wine department, I’ll begin my trip in the vineyards of the Medoc on the Atlantic Coast, follow them to Saint Emilion, then along the Canal […]

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Bicycling the Hill Towns of Provence Effortlessly

By Maggie LaCoste E-Bikes.  Who would think that these six letters would help bring about revolution in recreational bicycling in hilly parts of France?  In areas such as the Vaucluse region of Provence, recreational cyclists are enjoying the exhileration of cycling to gorgeous hill towns such as Bonnieux, Lacoste and Menerbes effortlessly, the e-bike way. […]

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Experience France by Bike Needs Your Vote!

By Maggie LaCoste Experience France by Bike is a nominee for an international Cycling Visionary award through Velo-city 2013, which will be held in Vienna in June.  The website is competing in the Advocacy and Social Projects category which includes more than 50 projects from around the world.  Here is an excerpt from the entry: […]

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