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The bicycle in the boulangerie

Published on January 23, 2016 by Chris Robinson

Yes, that really is a bicycle in the boulangerie's window. This boulangerie is in Gavray and, along with another fellow baker, they are promoting the Tour de France. Both boulangeries are selling galettes des rois which are puff pastry cakes eaten throughout January. Each cake has a ceramic surprise hidden in it and the person who gets the slice with the surprise in it is crowned king. The theme this year is the Tour de France as the first three stages will take place in La Manche region of Normandy from 2 - 4 July.

Post and photo by Chris at www.normandygiteholidays.com
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Until 2014 I worked in central London as a marketeer for a membership organization. Years of watching property renovation programmes on TV sparked a dream to do this in France having studied French and worked there previously. I left my job and completed the sale of my house on the same day (a stroke of luck rather than good planning) and headed off to Normandy. I undertook a barn renovation project managing the artisans’ workload. The result is a 3 bedroom gite which I now market all year providing me with endless opportunities to increase my skills and knowledge.
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