Category Archives: Loire-Atlantique

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Gallery: Loire-Atlantique

Waiting for the train in Augsburg | Augsburg | Ulm | Paris The Seine promenade | Paris The gates of the Palais de Justice with the spire of Ste. Chapelle | Paris The tourists gape at Notre Dame | Paris Bike's eye view of Paris | Paris On the train from Angers to Saumur | […]

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12: Life on the Fast Train

I’m sitting on the TGV about 20 minutes out of Paris. Let me tell you, I know what I’m going to do the next time I take my bike on the TGV, and that is buy a 1st class ticket in the car next to the bike car and sit there instead of in the compartment […]

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11: Picnic on a Rock

The best laid plans of mice and men… My original plan for the day was to take the train out to the Quiberon peninsula for one last glimpse of the sea and then make my way back to Carnac to see all of the dolmens there and maybe ride from there back to Auray where […]

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10: Brittany is not Flat

By 9:15 I was on the road, having bid farewell to the other members of the group who were all heading off in their separate directions. My bike was fully loaded, and I strapped my backpack across the cargo rack so that I didn’t have to wear it on my back all day. I can […]

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9: Seaside Resorts and Salt Marshes

The first thing I did this morning was go to the post office and mail a package to myself containing a few somewhat heavier things I don’t want to carry with me on the long stretch tomorrow, where I have to carry all my luggage. 28€ was a small price to pay for 5Kg. less […]

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8: Lazy Girl

I woke up at 7:30 and was at breakfast by 8:15 (this is not a bath you want to linger in…). The breakfast was not anywhere near as good as the one in Nantes, but acceptable. What I did not like was that they poured the coffee into your cup and then brought the hot […]

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7: Getting used to Clickies

Today we all had to take the train to St. Nazaire and then ride from there to Mesquer-Quimiac, our final destination. I chose to take the 8am train so that I’d have time to really take my time and enjoy the day.As I got to the train I saw that 2 other members of our […]

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6: Fighting with the Inner Weak Spirit

Malte & Elisabeth & I had decided to get on the road fairly early because of the threat of rain in the afternoon, so we were on our bikes and underway in the morning fog shortly before 9. The fog cleared away fairly quickly and the first stretch was on the levee road where we […]

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5: Wind, Wind, Wind

I decided to take advantage of the relatively short leg today and spend the morning Angers. First I paid another visit to the cathedral, which naturally took on (literally) a different light on this beautifully sunny day. The stained glass was even more magnificent than the previous evening. I took the time to read the […]

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4: Picnic Treats from the Sunday Market

After a forgettable breakfast in a depressing breakfast room (looked like a basement rec room with a skylight), it was time to head out for the first day of the “official” tour. I got away at about 9:30, pulling out at the same time as two other members of our group. On the way out […]

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