For anyone interested in cycle touring, and some scenic pictures from France, I’ve uploaded some pictures to the Pictures page from Maria and my 690 mile ride from Bergerac in western France to Marsaille in the south, via Carcasone.  We camped all the way, taking in the Med coast. Tour de France (twice) and the Camargue wetlands at the bottom of the Rhone where we saw Flamingo’s and salt pans before heading north and east into Provence and up Mont Ventoux, and then due south through the Luberon ending up at Marsaille airport 690 miles later.  Superb scenery and a great route, if hilly in places. The weather was hot to very hot for the whole three weeks, but I’d swap that for this years English summer anytime.