Category Archives: Warm Showers

The last hoorah

Isabelle loves Toulouse. We didn’t. Maybe it was the tired red brick, maybe it was the homeless people in their tents alongside the canal, maybe it was Helen having a “must eat, NOW” day, or maybe its joys were simply … Continue reading

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Back on the bike

Our gorgeous Warmshower hosts Laurent and Gwén had garaged our bikes for ten days while we drove around Languedoc Roussillon, and welcomed us back for another night at their spick and span home. They were out at a birthday party … Continue reading

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Farewell to the Loire

After a brief tour of Henri and Marie-Hélène’s garden (and the season’s first handful of blackberries), they cycled with us into Chinon where we all bought fruit and veg from the farmers market. Finding good quality fruit and veg is … Continue reading

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Nightmare in La Foret Dominiale de Chinon

From Tours, we broke away from our 2010 route to explore Azay-le-Rideau and Chinon. Tom is going to blog about our day to Azay as we did something a bit special; this blog covers from there to Chinon. With only … Continue reading

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Downstream to Tours and the end of the Tyre Saga

Chambord surely boasts the most excessively exuberant, obscenely outrageous, utterly unnecessary roofscape in the world. Although we visited in 2010 we had to – just had to – see it again. Another evening of swimming and we retired to bed, … 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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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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