Monthly Archives: July 2013

Week 1 with our Dutch friends

We’d splashed out on drinks and nibbles to greet our friends Arthur and Josephine, and their kids Sten and Liam. By the time they arrived early evening we’d drunk the first bottle of wine… and eaten one of the cheeses…. … Continue reading

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Ups and downs and pleasure in St Plaisir

With Le Tour behind us, we took a day’s rest to recover from all the excitement. Being smack bang in the middle of France with no particular commitments, we considered which way we should turn. Plan A had always been … Continue reading

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Le Tour de France? By Rosie.

This blog by Rosie Today we went to see Le Tour de France, but it wasn’t exactly how we thought it would be… First of all it started with lots of tempting stalls that were selling bike clothes, helmets and … Continue reading

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My birthday! By Tom

This blog by Tom. I woke up in Cormatin, a few days after arriving, leaving, and coming back to it, to a chorus of ‘Happy Birthday!’ (And falling back to sleep). When I finally got out of bed, waiting for … Continue reading

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Off to Le Tour

It’s been a while between blogs: too lazy over five more days in Cormatin, followed by four days of head-down cycling to reach St Pourcain-sur-Sioule for Stage 13 of the 100th Tour de France. (This goal has been pivotal to … Continue reading

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Utopia?

I don’t know how much good stuff you can pack into two days, but by jove I think we might have found the limit! Mathieu and Cecile were our kind of people: friendly, enthusiastic, welcoming, and just all-round seriously nice … Continue reading

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Into the Maconnais

With two Warmshower hosts living at the far end of the rail trail, one in the regional centre and one in a small village in the heart of the famous Pouilly Fuisse wine region, we set off from Cormatin unburdened … Continue reading

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