Year: 2014

Cycling in Brittany: The Saturday Market in Rennes

Rennes is one of my favorite towns in Brittany and there’s no better time to be there than on market day!  Even though Rennes gets very little mention in American guidebooks, it’s a perfect town to visit by bike:  it’s a manageable size, it’s packed with history, it has affordable places to stay, has great

Bicycling in Brittany: Cancale Is A Feast For The Eyes And Palate!

Cancale has been the surprise of my bicycling trip in Northern France.  I knew that the D-Day Beaches and historical sights would be amazing, and of course, there was no question about the beauty of Mont Saint Michel. But I didn’t really have any expectation of Cancale, other than I hoped to eat some great

A Perfect Day of Cycling In Brittany

It was really sad to leave Pontorson and the many new acquaintances that we made there.  But it was time to move on to the next destination, Cancale on Brittany’s Emerald Coast.  I was really excited to head out this morning, as I knew that the first part of the itinerary would be flat, and

Cycling To Mont Saint Michel An Unbelievable Experience!

Today was a perfect day bicycling in France, a day so perfect that even the afternoon rain didn’t spoil it.  First of all, I was awaken this morning by the sound of the Wednesday market setting up outside my window. How perfect is that?  I started snapping photos early!  Here is the first one I

Cycling To Mont Saint Michel, First Views

For as difficult as the cycling has been over the last couple of days, today was a day that makes all the effort worthwhile: the first views of Mont Saint Michel from the bike path! We literally skirted the rain all day, totally enjoying the gorgeous bike route from Ducey to Pontorson, my choice of