The first week of one of the world’s greatest travelogues….

If the first week of one of the one of the world’s greatest travelogues, the Tour de France has whet your appetite for more information about the regions it passes here are some suggestions available to download from our Overdrive service.

In the first week of the Tour competitors cycled through the battlefields of the Somme. If you want to read more about the Australian presence in the Great War try Australian Doctors on the Western Front : France and Belgium 1916-1918 by Robert Likeman. This book is a detailed account of the carnage on the Western Front from 1916–1918.

Australian Doctors on the Western Front

Or if you prefer something more cheery and if the coast of Brittany caught your attention during the team time trial why not try the travel guide Brittany West Coast : Includes Brest, Quimper & Côtes D'armor by Wendy Mewes.

Brittany West Coast

Brest – the destination of the long distance cycling event the Paris-Brest-Paris (PBP) ,immortalized by that amazing desert the Paris Brest.

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