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Biking 800 miles through France.

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Two panniers and a bike,that's all we needed to start our trek through a big part of the southeast corner of France, starting in the north of Burgundy and ending in the Dordogne, with a side trip to the Provence. Our starting point: Vézelay, some 100 km southeast of Paris.  

Vézelay, where a pilgrimage route to Santiago de Compostela starts, is home to the beautiful abbey church of Sainte-Marie-Madeleine. We planned to follow the St. James pilgrim's route as much as possible.

En route through the Morvan we see a lot of small gothic churches and sometimes fabulous ruins of medieval abbeys. 

Burgundy is beautiful, but we need to don our raingear regularly. Luckily, there are a lot of nice cafés to take shelter or dry off for a while.                                              

After the many ups and very few downs of the Morvan, we finally follow the canal de Roanne, which is directed over the Loire.