First look at the French Atlantic

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This was the first city I saw on the French Atlantic, Notre Dame De Monts. What a shock. Thought I was back in Miami. It is terribly out of season here, the “crowds” don’t fill the infrastructure, many places are closed.

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Further south things got very nice.

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There are cycling routes throughout Europe known as the Eurovelo. They cover thousands of miles and crisscross Europe. I’ll be darned if anyone but me has heard of them. I’ve stopped at bike shops, tourist information, anyone I can speak to. I did get a tourist map of the cycling routes in Machecoul and at last found EuroVelo 1. Boy did that make me happy.

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What a great day of riding. I’ve ridden on dirt roads, on glamorous oceanfront boardwalks, through parks, alongside roads on my own dirt road, and up and down and all around through some marvelous detours. I was able to follow it and only got off track twice. What a pleasure.

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Bretignolles

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A happy camper

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camping somewhere around Clone-Sur-Mer.

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