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Who are we?

We are originating in the Toulouse region and we currently live in Loire Atlantique for nearly 20 years.

We practice the bicycle touring in tandem or to bike for nearly 40 years. Our curiosity and our openness to the world leads us to travel in France or abroad by bike, on foot, by car, by boat .

Maryvonne. After you have exercised in dental office , gives of his time in giving courses in boxboard and leadership in several associations of creative entertainment.

Sylvain. Has the retirement since little, is passionate about sport, photography and audiovisual mounting.

Whole. Spending to undertake a journey of several months in tandem in the Mediterranean basin in 2012


A people willing to sacrifice a little liberty for a little security, deserves neither the one nor the other,and ends up losing both.

Benjamin Franklin


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Tuesday, September 25, 2012 2 25 /09 /Sep /2012 5:02 PM

In this Thursday, September 6 and 3 months outside of France, we are back in our beautiful country. Our first stop is for the Office of Tourism of "New Village" or a charming lady will give us some information for the accommodation of this evening to Mulhouse.Finally we will stopover 2 nights at the hostel and after doing a little detergent and visit the city, Sylvain will replace my chain and the cable of the derailleur and will make a few adjustments.

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The following days we will follow the Doubs River and its beautiful valley until in Besançon.

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A little before arriving in Besançon, in the hour of noon, we will be meeting with a torque of tandemistes english, Jill and John, living in Brittany on the side of Carhaix and going by the Euro bike 6 in Prague. After exchanging our addresses, there is no doubt that we will be led us to review.

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Jill and John

A Besançon Françoise and Christian friends of friends we we give a, we will be received as of the kings, thank you again for these moments so warm.

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Françoise and Christian

After a short step we come to Dole

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By following in turn on the Saone, the canal du center and canal Rhine Rhone we succeed to the nice quote religious of Paray le Monial under a sky threatening.

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Paray le Monial

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Before Nevers

On 15 September, before Nevers, we see the Loire that we do not leave more until a Sainte Luce, but today the side of Digoin face the wind blows strong.

Sylvain through the network Warmshowers had contacted François, which we will host to Nevers with his girlfriend Aline. Thank you again, Aline and François for your generosity, and your availability.

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In this day of heritage we will visit the castle or the marriage of the modern with the former is particularly successful.

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Aline François and Laure

We are resuming the route to Gien in passing by the Charity on Loire

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Sully on Loire

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The Parents of Isabelle we are opening the door of their home just for us in Olivet, small town to the south of Orleans

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Then direction Veretz near Tours or we expect Isabelle and Jean Pierre, on the way, you will have the knowledge of 2 walkers whose a Christophe is the path of Santiago de Compostela from Ghent in Belgium, and of a cyclo Nantais, François going on Annecy and the Alps.

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Courage Christophe Amboise

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Our friends, Isabelle and Jean Pierre

We feel that our journey ends but Isabelle found us a before last accommodation with friends and not anywhere: in the Layon and in addition to a producer, thank you again Isabelle because the next day he was 5 or 6° when leaving the home of Marie Claude and Dominique and thank you also to them to we have received so generously.

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Marie Claude and Dominique

This before last day toward Ancenis will be under a drizzle tenacious and a temperature not exceeding the 12°

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Chalonnes dress of the day

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Last night in the motor homes at Ancenis

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Our committee of reception

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Soon the notes!

Thank you to all, known and unknown who followed us during our trip but this is not complete because there is always something happening on the blog: balance sheets, photos, the part creative recreation of Maryvonne and who knows, a future trip?


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Sunday, September 16, 2012 7 16 /09 /Sep /2012 11:24 PM

On 26 August we are back on the road in German territory in dating back to the source of the Danube, the weather is uncertain and the capes will be output in the course of the week. As it is sunday, everything is closed,a pizza will be the affaireen arriving in the village named Vilshofen or a folk festival is organized.

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The lendemainen arriving in Straubing, the sun makes its appearance and Sylvain is faced with the German psycho rigidity on one location of tent in the camping! The regulation is the regulation even for 5 m!

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On arriving in Regensburg, Sylvain, will replace the rear tire, it is tearing at the level of the rim, by a marathon + more wide, the obliging them to change the shape of my mudguard.

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Before Kelheim

The next day to Kelheim, we embark on a mini-cruise of 10 km, which is the only way to reassemble the grooves of the Danube.

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In the gorges

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Has the homeless to Neuburg, we celebrate our 6000 km

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HAS Rotennacker

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We leave the Danube in Tuttlingen to 30 km from its source in Donaueschingen to join the Rhine to the edge of the Lake of Constance, the ground will be more rough since we will ascend to 840 m, at the culmination of the Euro bike 6.

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Before the Rhine Falls in Schaffhausen we are doing a first incursion in Switzerland to Steim am Rhein

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Drying of the tent at noon

Before returning to France we'll cross the beautiful villages of Laufenburg, Bad Sackingen, Reinfelden and the city of bale.

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At the edge of the Rhine

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We are in Mulhouse the Thursday, September 6 for a return to Sainte Luce the Saturday, September 22.

If some wish to come to our meeting, we depart of Ancenis on Saturday morning at about 10 a.m. and believe picnics to Oudon for a return in middle of afternoon.


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Monday, September 10, 2012 1 10 /09 /Sep /2012 9:26 PM

The blue Danube

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Park in Budapest

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Budapest Parliament

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Budapest The Bathroom

After Budapest, a city very airy with broad avenues and beautiful sights, we go back the Danube to join Vienna.

The first day after stairs to find an accommodation, we end up at the end of 100 km to the camping of Esztergon or we have the happy surprise to find the family Backeland, encountered for those who follow in Rethymno in Crete in July! We are also the knowledge of Chloe, Jerome and their small daughter Rose 2 years down to Budapest.

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Chloe, Jerome and Pink (2years)

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Our 5000kms with the family Backeland

After refilling the world and share our different experiences, it is later than when everyone goes to bed. The next day we are shortchanging Slovak side with the family Backeland in the direction of Komárom, the road is not very good, but that is important we spend a great day. After a good night, we separate again, Xavier and Sophie have decided to take the train up to Vienna. The evening, by Skype we can converse with our children, Alexis our small son has changed.

The days are linked together quietly, to Raijka we encounter Lauriane Baptist and a torque of Crédit Lyonnais, which we will take the 2 nd tome of the eurovelo 6: Is that a promise of that we are in France, we will send you the guide!

And then we stop in Bratislava, friendly city and quiet, but with little attraction.

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The blue church Bratislava

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Last day before Vienna, and we find Xavier and Sophie and their small family on a bridge in the direction becomes, their second son, as it had been bitten by a dog in the face, have the abandon to take the train.

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With the Crédit Lyonnais: Katy and Alexandre

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Canoê on the Danube

This Sunday, 19 August, the family Bacqueland takes the train to Fribourg and we will visit Vienna. We take a real pleasure to browse through this city with Tyminous, this city is organized around the bike, it is beautiful, the monuments are beautiful with broad avenues and the Viennese are in the parks to make the sport or simply to sunbathe.

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The camping of Vienna

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Modern Vienna

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Cathedral of Vienna

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Vienna Park

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Vienna, one of the many parks

We will get back to Vienna because in a day it is difficult to visit great thing, but we felt this sense of calm and cultural richness that emerged from this city.

We are resuming our route to the escalation of the Danube and we take this opportunity to take a bath to the image many Austrians which the worship of the body seems to be important.

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At the edge of the blue Danube

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At the edge of the blue Danube

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At the edge of the blue Danube

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At the edge of the blue Danube

In passing through the region of the Dachau fruit growing region but especially wine we buy a bottle to celebrate our 4TH month of travel. After having slept in a small campsite we will visit Melk renowned for its superb abbey perched above the city.

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Melk Abbey

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Melk Abbey

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Melk Abbey

Today it must leave to dry the tent because we had our first storm this night! In fact the rain, we no longer knew what it look like!

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At the edge of the blue Danube

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At the edge of the blue Danube

In the afternoon we take a small detour to visit the camp of consultation of Mathausen perched on a hill with ramps to 12 %.

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Mathausen concentration camp,

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Mathausen concentration camp,

The night we are doing the knowledge of Alixe, part of Angers in the direction of Budapest, it we will lend the last tome of the eurovelo 6.

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Alixe, a lensoise in direction Budapest

The part blue Danube between Vienna and Passau is really beautiful. This morning we visit Lintz and resuming our route to Passau and we will find the rain once again, we will have to get used!

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At the edge of the Danube

We are coming to Passau on Saturday 25 August after having traveled nearly 900 km along the river with varied landscapes.

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Sunday 19 August 2012 7 19 /08 /August /2012 3:46 PM

The return.
After that Sylvain me has changed the tires, we are preparing to recross the Bosphorus to take the train ... ?

Finally the bus in the direction of Belgrade.
All this is not won because it is necessary first convince the bus driver who must take us to the border Turkey Bulgaria: Thomas our cyclo French traveller we will be a great help and I will be embedded in the hold of the bus. At the border to 2 o'clock in the morning, it will take for new interact so that i can fit in the train, but eventually everything will eventually be arranged.

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2 Hours of the morning, border Turko-Bulgare

We arrive in Sofia toward 11 o'clock in the morning, quick tour of the city and then direction of the train station to Belgrade. Here, the situation becomes worse because the bikes are not allowed in the train, ..... ! then a tandem! Fortunately Sylvain and Maryvonne having made the acquaintance of 2 young girls Serbs, they end up not convince the leader of train to get.

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Olivera, Katrina, 2 young Serbs and Peters, Seweryn, 2 Polish

In reality there will be several bikes in this train and 2 between them will be even stolen as well as cameras, telephones, money that night, we come to Belgrade in the early morning and Sylvain found a small pension, style youth hostel to rest from this trip of 2 days and 2 nights strain.

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The Sunday morning August 5 departure along the Danube via the Eurovelo 6, the roads become fairly often in millenaries with face the wind.

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Stevan, the son and grandson of vigneron

In the villages we find a lot of Serbs to bike, sometimes with bikes that are not of the first youth, but that is important it rolls. The first 2 days are stressful with temperatures around 45 °.
Not having a camping, the first 2 days, we will sleep in pensions, found at the last moment by Sylvain.

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Novi Sad

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Market on the edge of the road

The Serbs are attentive, curious, hospital in not hesitant to open their door for we offer to drink, in the image of Marko and his wife Rosalia and we will take with the milk, a liter of lemonade.

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Serbs Bikes

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Markos and his wife Rosalia we have opened the door for we offer to drink

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On the slopes of Serbia

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Along an arm of the Danube

After 600 kms we arrive in Budapest for the weekend (August 11-12) and after haggling we will stay at the capita, not too far from the city center by tram.

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Wednesday, 15 August 2012 3 15 /08 /August /2012 07:27 AM

Istanbul: the lively

As expected Kerem our host picked us up at the arrival of the boat to and from Bostanci to the Asian side. In the apartment we find ourselves Kasia Polish individual Canadians living in Barcelona, Florian and Martins, Germans. In a few days they will be replaced by Rina, Adam, a couple of Australians and Thomas a French. We will go in the company of all these young people a great week in this great city so fascinating that never stops. One week it is without doubt a little short to make the tour of this city but it allows you to imbue in browsing a few neighborhoods. We will come back to it because we love this city and Turkey in general.

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Mosque Souleymanyle

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Mosque Souleymanyle

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Cyclos French voyageurs, the frapadingues, parties in Turkmenistan to join Paris

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Topkapi Palace

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Topkapi Palace

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Topkapi Palace

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The Galata Palace

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At Kerem: Rina, Adam, Florian, Kasia, Martin, Kerem

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Blue Mosque

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The shopping district of bikes

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One of the thousand jewelry

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Grand bazaar: Coffee

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Grand bazaar: Luminaires

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Market of spices and sweets

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Blue Mosque

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Sainte Sophie

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Sainte Sophie

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Sainte Sophie

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Sainte Sophie

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Galata District

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Fish Restaurant

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Cafe Pierre Loti

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Cafe Pierre Loti

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The Cafe Pierre Loti

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View of the cafe Pierre Loti

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View of the cafe Pierre Loti

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Layer of sun on the Bosphorus

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At Kerem, a new entrant: Thomas

The Turkish hospitality is no longer to demonstrate, Kerem, our host is proof of that, thank you Kerem for your kindness, generosity and ta ta availability, we will be back.

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