Where to cycle in France

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Cycling hotel review: Le Grand Hard, Utah Beach

I stayed at Le Grand Hard, a hotel a few kilometres from Utah Beach, when I was cycling in the Manche department of Normandy. Here's what I thought of it.

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Bike hire in Toulouse

Reader Q&A: David emailed to ask where he could hire bike to ride from Toulouse to the Pyrenees.

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Cycling holidays in the Gers, Midi-Pyrenees

The Gers is an often forgotten department of the Midi-Pyrénées – local cyclist Ray Parker has this overview of cycling in Gers.

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Cycling B&B review: Chambres d'hôtes les Clematites-en-Cotentin, Normandy

I stayed at Chambres d'hôtes les Clematites-en-Cotentin in Montebourg when I cycled in the Manche department of Normandy. Here's my review.

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Cycling Ventoux: 10 Top Tips

Camilla Brokking-Maltas cycled Mont Ventoux for charity – here are her top 10 tips for conquering the Giant of Provence

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Bike hire in Bordeaux

Reader Q&A: Margaret emailed from Australia to ask about bike hire in Bordeaux for a cycling holiday along the Canal du Midi

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Cycling in the Loire: Laval to Renazé

There are many lovely green way bicycle routes in Pays-de-la-Loire – Mark Cramer cycles the voie verte from Laval to Renazé.

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Bike hire for a cycling holiday in Saint Emilion

Reader Q&A: Laurie emailed from Canada about bike hire for a cycling holiday in Saint-Emilion

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Cycling hotel review: Hotel Gavarni, Paris

Passing through Paris with your bike? The Hotel Gavarni is a bike-friendly hotel option close to the Seine and the Eiffel Tower.

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Provence bike route - Circular day ride from Vidauban in the Var

Becky Allen and Mark Goodson have charted this 80km circular bike route that loops around from Vidauban through Lorgues in the Var department of Provence.

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