Tag: bicycling in France

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Bicycling the Loire: On the Road to Orleans

By Maggie LaCoste Few names evoke more reverence in this part of France than Joan of Arc, and today we head east for Orleans, the last destination of our biking adventure on the Loire.  From the pleasant village of Montlivault to St-Dye-sur-Loire to the medieval gem of Beaugency, we bicycled up the Loire toward the town that

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Bicycling the Loire: Chambord to Blois to Montlivault

By Maggie LaCoste Even though it was a dreary morning, Chambord totally glistened with the first morning light. We walked around the chateaux this morning before any tour groups arrived. I am still as amazed at Chambord as I was the first time I saw it. Love it or not, Chambord is one incredible place.  Spending the night here was

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Bicycling the Loire: Chocolate and Chambord

By Maggie LaCoste Days just really don’t get much better than this! Today is the day we bike to Chambord. We skipped it last year, but this year it was on the top of my Loire to-do list. People either love or hate Chambord. I decided it was time for me to make my own

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Bicycling the Loire: Wine Tasting and The Picnic Lunch

By Maggie LaCoste No Internet yesterday, so I am a day behind on my posts! As much as it bugs me when I can’t access the Internet, I am really happy to know that there are still places that the information highway doesn’t exist! So here is my report on our ride from St-Ouen-les-Vignes to

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Bicycling the Loire: Langeais to Villandry to Vouvray

By Maggie LaCoste Langeais is definitely one of the most under rated towns on the Loire. It doesn’t even rate a mention in most guidebooks, but after my short stay here, I can say it is definitely one of my favorites! Charming, meticulously clean, bursting with fresh flowers everywhere, very welcoming residents and one spectacular