Miraculously, the bikes have survived bouncing around inside cardboard boxes in planes for the best part of a day from Perth to Paris via Doha.
▲Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris
Riding around Paris is brilliant!
▲Fontaines du Théâtre-Français
The Veteran, undertaking to guard the machine while I grab a drink on Rue Saint-Honoré.
This was the ride for the day.
All bagged-up at Gare de Lyon, ready for the TGV trip to Dijon.
Petit dejeuner in Saint-Gengoux-le-national.
Anyone who's seen the film Back to Burgundy will probably recognise this old abbey entryway.
Mid-twenties. Enough for a dip in the lake.
▲Grésy-Sur-Isère, Rhone-Alpes, France
Heading towards Chambery, currently here.
Here are some pics of my folding bike being assembled after we got off the train from Chambery.
▲Camping du Grand Bois
Perfect little campground, just out of Avignon... and we have it all to ourselves (except for a nice Dutch couple).
Turns out that all the villages that are particularly picturesque in the Luberon involve fairly steep climbs, and the ones along the cycle route are a bit.. less so.
But a short uphill diversion up to Goult was worthwhile.
Market day in Apt... time for breakfast.
Just had the most sensational light lunch of cheese, meat, bread and wine.
Aix on Provence is now on my 'list'.
▲Shire offices in Aix
Bikes only. "A nation's greatness is measured by how it treats its cyclists."