July 13th 2017 (Day 66) Today's featured image shows the # I_Love_Nice sculpture on the sea-front in Nice. I passed through the city almost a year to the day after the ISIS terrorist attack in which over 80 people were mowed down by a truck on Bastille Day. I don't know if this sculpture was … Continue reading Nice to Menton ~ Nice to meet you, Nice as I cycle along the Cote d’Azur to Monaco
July 11th – 12th 2017 (Day 64 – 65) Today's photo shows the Relais Imperial hotel in the small town of Saint Vallier de Thiey. In 1815, Napoleon passed through the town on his way to Paris after fleeing from his exile in Elba. It took Napoleon and his army roughly a week to march … Continue reading Castellane to Nice ~ Taking the scenic Route Napoleon to the even more scenic Cote d’Azur
July 8th – 10th 2017 (Days 61 – 63) This week's photo shows the Lac de Sainte Croix near the Gorges du Verdon. The Verdon river flows into the Lac de Sainte Croix before flowing west and eventually into the Durance river near Cadarache. Before entering the Lac de Sainte Croix, the Verdon flows through … Continue reading Manosque to Castellane ~ A Super Sunday of Cycling through the Gorges du Verdon in Provence
July 6th 2017 (Day 59) I took over 300 photos on Mont Ventoux but with this year being the 50th anniversary of the death of Tom Simpson, I have chosen a photo of his Memorial as the featured photo for today. The memorial is located about 1 km from the summit, where Simpson collapsed on … Continue reading Mont Ventoux (from Sault) ~ A super, super climb past lavender fields, pine forests and limestone rocks that look like the surface of the moon.
July 5th – 7th 2017 (Days 58 – 60) This week's photo shows numerous lavender fields in the Nesque valley not far from the medieval village of Sault. The photo was taken at roughly 900 m in altitude not far from the Col des Abeilles looking down at the valley, which is about 700 m … Continue reading Avignon to Manosque ~ On the loose in Vaucluse amongst numerous vineyards and fields of lavender