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High value and low saturation. This is what makes pastel colors look so different from the others on the color panel.
Delacroix, Millet, Manet, Renoir, Toulouse-Lautrec, all are french artists renowned for the use of pastel in their masterpieces.

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During a ride there are many things that appear at first glance insignificant but when taken as a whole make being in the saddle a unique experience – small details that we find both of no real importance and fascinating at the same time.

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Last night Cheng Ji of the Giant-Shimano team went to sleep as the last-placed man in the Tour de France. He will spend today, the first rest day, still in last place, and wake up tomorrow and take the start line for stage 11 still in last.

Ji is the lanterne rouge, the nickname for the last man in the Tour – only in the world’s greatest stage race can a guy stay in last place for long enough to for there be a folklore and a cult around the loser.  Read more »

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After the excitement last year of the Tour de France Team Time Trial in Nice, it’s disappointing that the Tour de France is not visiting the Côte d’Azur this year. Before that we had a Grand Départ in Monaco in 2009, a time trial on the famous F1 circuit, and before that the col de la Bonette in 2008… well, it does come down here quite a bit, but not as often as it used to.  Read more »

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We are french and we can think of nothing better than seeing french riders in the limelight during the 2014 Tour de France. We can’t get the world to support french riders, but maybe we can make you keep an eye on them thanks to our Allez Allez les Frenchies game  Read more »

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For some ultra-purist road cyclists, triathlon has a bad name. There are so-called ‘Rules’ for example that dictate that a bike race shall never be preceded with a swim or followed by a run.Here at Café du Cycliste, we’re more relaxed, Read more »

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Our philosophy is to bring a bit of the Côte d’Azur to everyone, wherever they happen to be riding their bike. But we also want to share the joys of riding in our own back-yard playground with all the cyclists who make the trip here Read more »

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Ingredients for the real Salade Nicoise

In France, when you’re eating at a traditional bistro or a countryside auberge, the daily menu on the chalkboard often invites you to try the SUGGESTION DU CHEF – the freshest seasonal ingredients and local specialities brought together in a dish that catches the chef’s imagination for that day only.

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