Where to cycle in France

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Ventoux cycling accommodation and planning advice

Reader Q&A: Julia emailed to ask about Mont Ventoux cycling accommodation and for local route planning advice.

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Maps for mountain bike centres in France

Use these handy maps and resources to pinpoint where you want to mountain bike in France.

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Brest, Brittany - A Cyclist's Guide

Wendy Mewes has this introduction to cycling in Brest, the largest city in Brittany.

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Maps for cycling around Fontainebleau

Reader Q&A: Jackie emailed about Fontainebleau cycling maps.

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The Way of St James: Alternative Routes

There are a number of smaller, less-travelled cycling routes through France to Santiago de Compostela – John Higginson has this overview

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Vannes, Brittany - A Cyclist's Guide

Wendy Mewes has this guide to cycling in Vannes, a good base from which to explore the Gulf of Morbihan in Brittany

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Cycling Hotel Review: Hotel Le Donjon, Carcassonne

Hilde Morris stayed at the Hotel Le Donjon in Carcassonne at the start of her Canal du Midi bike ride. Here's what she thought of it.

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Bike hire and cycling routes from Monaco to Barcelona

Reader Q&A: Jabandie wants to know about getting bikes to France from Germany. Or should they rent bikes? They plan to cycle from Monaco to Barcelona.

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Things to do if you're NOT cycling the Tourmalet

Where to send non-cycling friends and family while you're out riding the Grand Tourmalet area.

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Cycling hotel review: Première Classe Le Mans Centre Palais des Congrès

I stayed at the Première Classe Le Mans Centre Palais des Congrès after riding the Le Mans 24-Hour Sportive. Here's what I thought of it.

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