Where to cycle in France

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Cycling the Loire: Gerbier de Jonc to Le Puy en Velay

John Higginson on cycling the Loire from its source at Gerbier de Jonc to Le Puy en Velay

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Bike hire and cycling accommodation in the French Alps

Reader Q&A: Kevin emailed to ask about cycling accommodation and bike rental for a trip to take on the Galibier, Alpe d'Huez and the Madeleine.

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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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Reader tips: Cycling the Canal du Midi and Canal de Garonne

David from the US emailed us these tips from his recent trip cycling the Canal de Garonne and the Canal du Midi.

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Cycling on Ile d'Oleron

Karin Badt went cycling on Ile d'Oleron, taking in La Rochelle and Rochefort en route.

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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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Daytrips in Poitou-Charentes

The gentle topography of Poitou-Charentes is perfect for fixed-base cycling and daytrips

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Cycling from Caen to Avignon

Reader Q&A: Will emailed to ask about cycling in northern France and about routes from Caen to Avignon.

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Cycling the Loire Chateaux, France

There's no better place than the Loire to see how the other half lives. Here are 10 chateaux to see by cycle tour

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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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