Category Archives: Cycling

Roanne to Marcigny

We stopped at St Louis’ in Roanne, a big black church which looked much brighter inside. Lou settled down at an internet café to blog whilst I headed off to a popular lunchtime bakers. After trying to say “thin, atun, tuna, poisson and pesce” I eventually mimed a fish before getting tuna sandwiches.  A crazy… Read More »


There was a sign for the Auberge du Mont and Chambres d’Hote. It was up a steep slope and when we got there the gite seemed locked up and the auberge was shut. There was a number to call for the restaurant, as we shuffled about looking for a phone the neighbourhood dogs were going… Read More »

Day 1 – Lyon – St Etienne

There were people swimming in wonderful outdoor swimming pools by the Rhone. We crossed the river towards the Basilica which looked beautiful high above the city. It also looked like a bugger of a climb to get to it. We went to the Cathedral to get us in the church mood, but it was closed.… Read More »