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St Peter's to St Paul's 2012
27th Jun 2012
Day 109: Auxerre to Briare.

Let the sunshine......AND it did. We travelled 76 kms west, and are now in the Loire region of France.
If you look at the map, we are just about smack bang in the middle of France! The ride became more flat as we travelled. We are not complaining. We travelled through wooded areas, before lots of wheat fields. The French either eat a lot of bread because they have a lot of wheat, or they grow a lot of wheat because they eat a lot of bread. The photos tell the story of Briare: a nice town with canals, nestled beside the Loire itself. We are heading for Blois on the Loire, but we will travel directly west, rather than follow the river. At Blois the Chateaus begin in earnest!! The towns appeared to get nicer as we travelled along today. It is hot here, so we still have something to complain about!! Much better than WET.

Next: Day 110: Briare to Chaumont sur Tharonne.
Previous: Day 108: Noyers sur Serein to Auxerre. (+3000 kms)

Diary Photos

Briare: A town surrounded by canals beside the Loire river.

Briare: modern cultural centre.

Briare: 1895 church attempt.

Briare: a canal (bridge) OVER the Loire.

Briare: A canal over another canal and the Loire.

Peaceful scene in Briare.

Briare: bridges and bridges.

Briare: a beautiful walk across bridges, islands and beside canals.

Briare canal.

A walk in Briare.

Briare: We are actually on a small island in the centre of the town!

Briare walk. Delightful.

Briare: The scene two minutes after the last two photos.

Briare: There is a Loire velo festival happening.

Chateau St Fargeau: on the way to Briare.

Peter finally has some food: On the way to Briare, at St Fargeau.

On a little road to Briare, and you come to this!

On the way to Briare. We come across the first canal.

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