"Le premier Mai started well, with a fine sunrise, and as it was a national holiday we thought we should celebrate in correct fashion by paying homage to the summer sport and taking to our bicycles."

The first day of May is celebrated in France by being a national holiday, similar to Labour Day in the States. It also marks the final month of glorious spring where flowers are in full bloom and the sun is shining brightly. Hence what better way to enjoy the outdoors than to do like so many and take to the roads on a bike.  Riding is the unofficial summer sport of France and is also a great way to take in the scenery of the Provence.