Where to cycle in France

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Puy-de-Dôme cols open to cyclists one morning a week

Exciting news from Auvergne, where four cols in the Puy-de-Dôme are closing to cars each week throughout summer to give cyclists exclusive access. Here are the details.

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10 things for your Burgundy cycling itinerary

Need ideas for your Burgundy cycling holiday? Vineyards, canals, Beaune, cathedrals and ancient ruins – here are 10 things to put on your must-see list.

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5 things for your Le Mans cycling itinerary

After three days of cycling La Sarthe à vélo, Jacqui and Adrian Brown had a day off in Le Mans to explore the city. Here's what they got up to.

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Cycling the Dolce Via

We sent Jacqui Brown off to bike the 75km Dolce Via veloroute in the Eyrieux river valley of the Ardèche. Here's Jacqui's report.

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La Rochelle to Arçais on the La Vélo Francette

Here's today's stage from La Rochelle to Arçais through the Marais Poitevin (with a lovely little detour after we missed a turn).

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The Dieppe Raid or Tour des Trois Vallées

Bob Zeller usually goes touring by himself or with a friend or two. He makes an exception for the Dieppe Raid. He tells us why.

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Cycling in the Bois de Vincennes in Paris

The largest public park in Paris, the Bois de Vincennes, is an absolute delight for cyclists. Here's how to enjoy it by bike.

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A self-guided cycling holiday on La Velo Francette – a DIY itinerary

La Velo Francette is one of France's hottest cycle routes. Here's a DIY itinerary for the route.

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In search of Van Gogh, Pissarro and other great masters

You don't have to cycle far out of Paris to escape the crowds. Mark Cramer heads off in search of Van Gogh, Pissarro and other great artists.

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Alsace wine route bike hire

Reader Q&A: Sara emailed from the States to ask about bike hire near Saint-Pierre-Bois for the Alsace wine route.

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