Scenic di­ver­sions

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I love ev­ery is­sue of FRANCE Mag­a­zine (and your cal­en­dar) and was pleased to ar­rive back from my bi-an­nual hol­i­days in Pays-de-la-loire/brit­tany to find the Novem­ber is­sue (no. 230) wait­ing for me.

One ar­ti­cle in par­tic­u­lar, ‘Fam­ily cy­cling in Brit­tany’, re­ally took me back. Un­for­tu­nately, I am, out­side my car, wheel­chair bound and am not go­ing to do that dis­tance man­u­ally. The Rance is my favourite river and I al­ways make sure that I drive along it. This time, I was on the west bank, wish­ing to end up for lunch in La Richardais, but it is of­ten my bad luck that the route I take in­volves me in les dévi­a­tions and routes bar­rées!

I al­ways try to travel to and from the Caen or Cher­bourg ferry ports by dif­fer­ent routes, avoid­ing the A84 au­toroute (ex­cept when I went to the rec­om­mended To­tal ser­vices at the Aire du Mont Saint-michel).

ABOVE: One of the 48 locks on the Canal d’ille-et-rance in Brit­tany

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