Category Archives: France

Travels in France

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The end – for now

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(written by Dave) That’s it, we’re done!  Well, maybe not completely done as we still haven’t made it back to Sydney and tested the waters on the job markets.  But I think we can safely say at this point that … Continue reading

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Eat to ride, ride to eat – Memories are made of food

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(written by Nancy) We have said many times that travelling by bicycle is a great way to see a country, to learn about its people in their natural environment, often away from the tourist areas, through small towns and villages … Continue reading

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What a difference a day makes in Paris

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(written by Dave) After a weekend full of rain, we were beginning to think that we would not see the sun while we were in Paris.  Well today, I am happy to report that the sun came out and we … Continue reading

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Paris Update

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(written by Nancy) We have settled into our rented Paris apartment – nice to have a place to spread out, cook a few meals and do some laundry in a real washing machine!  The apartment is small, as I expect … Continue reading

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Á Paris (40/21,440ks)

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(written by Dave) We’ve made it to Paris.  We didn’t ride much today as most of our travel was via the train.  We are probably done riding officially for the greater part of our trip – ah, that’s sad.  We … Continue reading

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Normandy history day two (30/21,430ks)

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(written by Dave) We’ve had another interesting and somber history day in Normandy.  We went on an organized tour this morning out to La Point Du Hoc, moved onto Omaha Beach and finished the tour at the Normandy American Cemetery. … Continue reading

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Normandy history day

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(written by Dave) We had a big tourist day here in Bayeux today.  We started with the Bayeux Tapestry, moved onto Notre Dame Cathedral, then to the Battle of Normandy Museum and finally finished up at the British war cemetery … Continue reading

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Our last French lesson in Granville – Granville to Bayeux (44/21,400ks + train, 366m)

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(written by Nancy) We had our last French lesson over breakfast today with our lovely hosts in Granville, Therese and Maurice.  We had another great conversation, working hard on our French and found out that Therese was a radiesthésiste – … Continue reading

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Mont St Michel

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(written by Dave) Today we visited Mont St Michel.  It was yet another confirmation that a pause here in Granville was a good idea.  Somewhere buried in a box, I have a copy of the book “1,000 things to do … Continue reading

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Market day in Granville

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(written by Dave) Another day when it is nice not to be slogging it out on the bikes.  It has rained pretty much all day long here in Granville.  We are struggling to get use to winter sunlight as well.  … Continue reading