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Loire valley cycle, day 3 - Saumur to Chinon

September 8th 2008
Awoke at 8 am to dim light. The river had spawned a mist that obscured the sun and any view of the river. We had leisurely tea and croissants in the camp cafe, then up a steep climb to the Saumur chateau with amazing views of the river valley. Then onwards towards Champigny and beyond to Abbaye de Fontevraud. We passed through rolling hills of old yellow sunflowers, rows of vineyards, and wooded l ... read more
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