Monday, June 15, 2009

Provence from the Slow Lane

Five different friends emailed today to make sure I saw the nice big piece in the Sunday NY Times...front page of the Travel Section...about the pleasures of a self-guided bike tour through Provence. It's a good read, particularly the bits where things go really wrong. Read it here.
Photo by Christophe Margot via NYTimes.com

5 comments:

  1. There's a lesson for us, you get what you pay for, especially when traveling. Would love to cycle in France, but with the van nearby!

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  2. Wow! Thanks for the heads up! This is something I may skip now when I visit Provence:)
    xo's

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  3. love provence... simply nothing like it..i love your blog...

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  4. I will read the article soon, but I'd like to say, years back, I went on an amazing bike trip through Tuscany and the South of France. It was heaven, even though there were things like "7-mile uphills" and totally hilly all-day rides. But there was also a waterfall, and I'll never forget, the Gorge de Verdon. Find a group trip (yes, of course, with a van - what are you nuts?) and go!!

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  5. What a fantastic idea, a way to truly experience the sights, smells, and sounds of a wonderful place!

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