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Ancenis bridge

Chrimes watch: French delight for civil engineers, pontists, historians and cyclists alike

Tourists are generally drawn to the Loire valley in France by chateaux and the wines of the region, and in the past I have been among their number. To celebrate my retirement I cycled the Loire a Velo trail - described by the British Guild of Travel as the best European tourism project and certainly one to put most other long distance cycle paths to shame.

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