Suggestions for Bicycling in France

Here are some suggestions for non-French cyclists, from an American point of view:

Note to Americans: The hotels in the French countryside and small villages are not luxurious. Often, the entrance is through the bar. There is usually a sink (lavabo) in the room, but there may not be toilets or showers—in this case, there will be common facilities for several rooms. Soap and shampoo are not provided, so always carry your own. Hotels usually have a restaurant. Do not expect the hotel keepers to speak or understand English.

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Barbara Leonard