We have just spent the last few days travelling south. We had a couple of nights at a lovely campsite at Géraudot on the Lac d’Orient and Lac d’Auzon Temple near to Troyes. The two bright turquoise, man-made lakes, supply the water for Paris.
Camping Les Rives du Lac is a basic but friendly campsite in a stunning location. We arrived just after lunch and immediately set off on bikes following a cycle track round the Lac d’Temple with Penny and Colin running alongside and in the dogcart when they got tired.
The next day, Wednesday, we set off in the opposite direction following a cycle path to Troyes. Colin and Penny again running some of the way then riding in the cart when they needed a rest. The scenery was beautiful, through the Forêt d’Orient, round the lake and alongside a canal. That is until we came to the outskirts of the city of Troyes and the cycle path stopped. We re-fueled with a coffee at a very friendly café, and then set off to brave the traffic and attempt an assault on the city centre but the roads were horrendous and seriously scary, so we decided to abandon the city and return to the cycle paths. It was wonderful to get back onto the quiet and picturesque cycle paths and bowl along enjoying the sunshine. PJ got the opportunity to practice his French on several friendly locals. It was a round trip of 37 miles.