A little pub (as the French say) never hurts once in a while, so today I’ve got a few photos of my new bike shop. But don’t go clicking away to another website just yet, though! I also have a few shots from the road, since I need to ride to get there…
I took the big, fast, well-shouldered D999 out of town and stopped by this winery for a second, just cause they had such a nice driveway.
From here I turned left, then up and over the hill that forms the natural border of the Vaunage area. This is the excellent, but sun-drenched view from the top.
At the bottom of this hill is Clarensac, one of the many little villages in the Vaunage.
These friendly guys set themselves up right on the greenway that runs from Sommières to Nîmes, so I’m sure they get a decent amount of free publicity from ridersby – very handy for those coming to the shop as well, since you can, depending on where you start, get there without going on roads. Here’s the interior.
The shop has a bit of everything, from what I’ve seen. They have a large mountain bike area (photo above) and I think there are hybrids tucked in there, too. They carry a decent range of accessories and clothing, and of course, pictured below, is the I-can’t-afford-it-but-I’m-going-to-anyway corner, where I bought my Bianchi last month. Well, ‘bought’ here means one of the 2 cheques I wrote them has been cashed 😉
Vaunage Passion Vélos. 1 Rue des Marchands, Calvisson. 04 66 81 43 78. Monday to Saturday. 9am – 12:30 / 15:00 – 19:00