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Cycle route from Caen station crossing the new tram tracks.

New tram stop at Caen station, with evidence of a lack of bike parking.

The new tram stop at Caen station - there's still a cycle route beneath the tree.

Article about the first 4.5km section of Caen's fully segregated 15km cycle ring - with tyre-pumping stations.

New Vélo Francette route from Ouistreham to La Rochelle

The south side of Avignon TGV station - ramps, car parking but no cycle facilities.

I don't know what this is at Avignon TGV station, but it's not a cycleway.

Very steep wheeling ramp, two-wheeler parking swamped by motorbikes as usual in France

There are shared-use paths on both sides of main road alonsgide the Rhône into Avignon

Nothing has changed at Avignon TGV station - there are still cars parked in all the cycle lanes.

There are cars parked everywhere around Avignon TGV station.

Gravel path by the road which is the alternative route for cyclists, horse-riders and those with dogs, not allowed on the parallel section of the Chemin de Saint Jacques.

Stone blocks to stop cars on the Chemin des Montagnes, Aubrac

The end of the stretch of the Chemin de Saint Jacques pilgrimage route that's closed to bikes and animals due to grazing.

Trap to stop bikes and horses using this section of the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route (due to grazing) - and the landowners have the cheek to put up a donations box saying they're bearing all the costs of maintaining this ancient ri ... [more]

Trap to stop bikes and horses using this section of the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route (due to grazing) - and the landowners have the cheek to put up a donations box saying they're bearing all the costs of maintaining this ancient ri ... [more]

Sign about a section of the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route being closed to cyclists, horse-riders and those with dogs (due to grazing) and map of alternative route to the road.

Sign about a section of the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route being closed to cyclists, horse-riders and those with dogs (due to grazing) and map of alternative route to the road.

The route for hikers on the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route turns left here but mountain bikers should keep right.

Sign for MTB route turning off the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route

Hiking and MTB route signs on the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route

Alternative routes into Nasbinals (going the wrong way on the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route)

MTB route sign on the Chemin de St Jacques pilgrimage route

MTB route markers (to left) and road signs, Nasbinals

There's no specific infrastructure, but I did notice a lot of locals in Nasbinals pottering about on bikes.

Cycle parking in the Château de Beynac car park, still quite a way from the château

Cyclist on the chemin de halage by the Dordogne - not by the river at this point

Cyclists Wheel Your Bikes sign and barrier at entry to campsite - where of course cars and indeed campervans are allowed to move freely

Cycling on the chemin de halage by the Dordogne - through a campsite, and not that close to the river

Article on cargo bikes in Bordeaux

Another narrow bridge over the Dordogne - but there's so little traffic here, cyclists should be fine.

Segregated cycleway past one side of this roundabout

Odd - the new segregated cycleway ends just where the new bypass road starts and turns onto this contraflow road to the centre of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Cycle parking at the Vallon-Pont-d'Arc bus station and tourist office

Wide shoulders but no other cycle facilities on the new Vallon-Pont-d'Arc bypass

Segregated cycle bypass of Vallon-Pont-d'Arc

Wheelbender cycle parking at the Grotte Chauvet 2 replica cave

The access to the two-wheeler parking at the Grotte Chauvet 2 replica cave is marked for motor bikes only.

Bike shop and e-MTB rental, Laguiole

Bike shop, Laguiole

No cycle parking at the otherwise good museum in Salles-la-Source

MTB route marker, Salles-la-Source

The track from Salles-la-Source to St-Austremoine

MTB marker on this rough link path off the track to Salles-la-Source

MTB route marker on the track to Salles-la-Source

No Entry Unless Authorised - the start of a pleasant track to Salles-la-Source

MTB route marker, Les Vans

MTB route marker, Les Vans

Parking and route sign in Les Vans

Traffic-free zone only in the afternoons for just over a month in the summer.

Cycle parking at the tourist information office, Les Vans

Sign telling drivers to give cyclists 1.5m of space when overtaking - also at regular intervals along the N88.

Cycle parking and route map, Sarlat

Cycling postie, Sarlat

There's no space for cars and bikes together on this roundabout - drivers should definitely give way, in theory.

No motor vehicles on this cut-through to Lidl, Sarlat

The cycleway ends when you get to the roundabout - of course.

Start of cycle lane on the 'wrong' side of the carriageway

Cycle route on roundabout, Sarlat

I don't think anyone thought about whether this was a cycle route or not.

Route signs at start of railtrail southeast from Sarlat

Map of railtrail southeast from Sarlat

Start of railtrail southeast from Sarlat (and bike rental company van)

Bike rental at start of railtrail southeast from Sarlat

Cycle lane around roundabout, Sarlat

Map of cycle routes, Sarlat - including on the former railway to the southeast

Route signs, Sarlat station

Share The Road sign, Sarlat

Two-way cycle lanes (and a short bus lane through the junction) at Sarlat station

Reallocation of road space - two-way cycle lanes on a one-way road

The contraflow cycle lane changes to two-way at the entrance to a park

junction of cycle routes, Sarlat

End of cycle lane entering Sarlat - on the 'wrong' side of the carriageway

Shared-use footway, Sarlat

Very narrow shared-use route, Sarlat

Shared-use route crossing side road, Sarlat

Shared-use route crossing side road, Sarlat

Shared-use footway, Sarlat

Transition to off-road cycleway, Sarlat

Cycle parking, Sarlat

Pretty inaccessible cycle parking on market day in Sarlat

Pretty inaccessible cycle parking on market day in Sarlat

Rising bollard on the main street of Sarlat - but it's market day so there's no motor traffic on either side.

Cycle stands at road closure, Sarlat

Road closure on the route from the Lascaux caves

Road closure on the route to the Lascaux caves

Cycle route signs near Lascaux

MTB route sign from Lascaux towards the Château de la Grande Filolie

Route sign from Lascaux to Montignac

Sign for cycle route to the Lascaux caves

MTB route markers and goat (approximate location)

MTB route marker

Walking and MTB route through the grounds of the Château de la Grande Filolie

Sign for walking and MTB routes through the grounds of the Château de la Grande Filolie (location approximate)

Sign explaining that the grounds of the Château de la Grande Filolie are private, but rights of way exist for walking and cycling.

Sign for walking and MTB routes through the grounds of the Château de la Grande Filolie

Cycleable path passing beneath a closed railway which would make a great cycleway.

Potential riverside routes in Montignac

There seems to be a demand to take bikes through this park in Montignac.

Cyclists trying to get through the market in Montignac

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