Sunday 17 May 2015

Loire Valley cycling

We are making our way north through France and are passing through one of my favourite areas  -  the Loire  Valley.
We are staying near Saumur and cycled along a track by the river to see the chateau. It is on top of a high fortified hill and it has little look out towers and the only way in is over a drawbridge.
It is currently being repaired and renovated, so huge swathes of it are covered in plastic sheeting, but it still managed to look magical.
We stopped for a beer and to enjoy the view, and surprisingly the chateau is right in the centre of a busy town. Imagine our surprise then as we were walking back to our bikes when a large red deer leapt out in front of us and then galloped off down one of the main streets.

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