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My favourite pastime in France. Investigating the lavoirs. This one is in...

Meanwhile Tom checks out the beautiful stone walls in the area

The country roads are peaceful and lovely o

We arrive at Uzès and of course it’s a climb up there....

The market is selling flavoured local salt

We find a recommended lunch cafe in the main square

The arcades around the square are interesting

Just had to photograph this. Loved the kids menu

We leave Uzes and I manage to resist the bonbon (sweets) museum

As Tom investigated grapes on a vine is saw this field of...

Following the bike route. Sometimes there are no direction signs sometimes 2!

We find this nice water pump. Turn the top handle for water

If I’m not riding bikes you might find me riding aeroplanes

Late afternoon back at the Pont du Gard

Set exciting. Tom finds a whole row of grapes that have been...

Our chambres d”hôtes house has been built around a tree!


Highlights

- we had a no rush day. Wonderful!

- After breakfast in the chambres d’hôtes we left our panniers in the room and rode off to explore the region and have lunch at Uzès. A little medieval town that was touristy but interesting.

- Passed through several other nice little towns on the way, following back roads that we often lined with wonderfully made flat rock walls.

- Tom continued his grape vine investigations and finally found a few grapes that hadn’t been harvested.

- The final part into Uzès was quite a steep climb. The nice (remaining) medieval villages are always on hills!!!

- Had lunch at a place recommended by our hosts. Looked around a big then returned by an alternative route.

- Passed over the Pont du Gard again and came across a Swiss couple with a puncture and a pump that wasn’t working properly. Was able to help out and had a good chat with them. It was funny as they were on their way to Spain (in their car) to meet an Australian couple who were long term friends

- Finished our ride and got back to accommodation with just enough time to shower and change before dinner.

- Another guy there for dinner. Very chatty and an enjoyable evening

Accommodation 98€ for 2 for dinner, bed and breakfast

Distance Today: 51 km Distance Total: 1657 km

Weather

Cool and overcast morning then lovely sunny afternoon Cooled at night and host lit a fireplace for dinner

Food

Breakfast

Nice croisants and warm bread - T

My GF bread - P

Homemade jams

Fresh fruit juices

Lunch

Toasted open sandwiches (tapanade, roasted tomatoes, mozzarella / goats cheese, Serrano ham. And salad

Coffee and mint syrup with perrier

Dinner € pp

Home made pizza ( gf for me) and local wine

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