So I've finally been able to convince the wife to take a vacation to France. It won't be a cycling vacation per se, but I'll take what I can get. I'm looking for some advice on which rides or climbs would be the best. I won't be able to travel with a bike, so any suggestions on where to rent a decent mid-level bike for a day or several would also be appreciated. I plan to bring my shoes and pedals along, but a good bike is a must. I'd rather not try Mount Vontoux on a 3 speed cruiser! We're not sure what cities we'll be hitting during our travels, so any advice would be great. Thanks in advance.