One of the more salubrious nights of our trip was thanks to Éric Antoine who put some of the crew up indoors and even gave us a patch of garden to camp on. Hot tea, hot showers and fresh boulangerie goods got us off on the right foot. Merci Éric!

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The look of a well rested, breakfasted crew.

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A cat and a Frenchman.

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Éric's place is full of curios.

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He was also such a good sport that he let us try and and catch a fish for one of the challenges. We failed miserably though and before long continued on our way.

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Drunken Monkey style.

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Sam was virtually unbeatable – thighs like a rhino.

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Unflinching, even in the face of 1920s street fight moves.

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Hirschi avoided defeat by maintaining his position as gyōji.

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Still a win.

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France vs France. France wins & France also loses.

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Like Grecian sculpture.

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You've got to pay to play. And sometimes winning comes at a price.