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Le Tour de France 2017

Experience 'Le Tour' at a slower pace with on a Belle France holiday

Starting in Dusseldorf on Saturday 1st July, the 104th edition of the Tour de France will be made up of 21 stages and will cover over 3,500km. The tour culminates with the traditional sprint finish on the Champs-Élysées in Paris on Sunday 23rd July.

Tour De France Map © ASO

For the first time since 1992 the Grande Boucle will visit the five main mountain ranges of France; the Vosges; the Jura; the Pyrenees; the Massif Central and the Alps.

And whilst we don't expect you to be competing with the likes of 3 time winner, Chris Froome; this year five stages of the tour will either share a start town, finish or cross the route of one (or more) of our holidays.

Why not take the opportunity to experience the real france at a slower pace on one of our walking or cycling holidays.


Stage 7 - Troyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges

The main town of the Côte de Nuits wine-producing area of Burgundy; Nuits-Saint-Georges is traditionally the host town for the festival of Saint-Vincent-Tournante, a wine festival celebrating the wine of a different Burgundian village each year.

Visit Nuits-Saint-Georges on our Burgundy Prestige en Vélo or Wine List Wanders holidays.

Stage 10 - Perigueux / Bergerac

The dramatic cliff faces and sloping valleys represent the ideal challenge for cyclist. Running through the heart of the Dordogne, get a flavour of this stage on our Dordogne Prestige en Vélo holiday


Stage 13 - Saint-Girons / Foix

Close to the border with Spain and Andorra, Foix owes its origin to the 12th century 'Château de Foix' castle which overlooks the old town. Foix has hosted the tour 3 times before, most recently in 2012.

Visit Foix on our challenging Cathar Castles walking holiday.

Le Puy-en-Velay

Stage 15 - Laissac-Sévérac l'Église / Le Puy-en-Velay

Le Puy has a wealth of religious history and several beautiful buildings including the cathedral and the Romanesque chapel of St Michel de L’Aiguille perched 80m high on a pinnacle of rock - the Rocher St. Michel.

Experience Le Puy on our Stevenson Trail trek holiday.

Paris Champs-Élysées

Stage 21 - Montgeron / Paris Champs-Élysées

Paris needs no introduction! The Tour de France has finished on the Champs-Élysées every year since 1975. The Champs is also used for a women's one-day race, La Course, which has been held since 2014.

Visit Paris on our Royal Ride to Versailles cycling holiday.

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Tour De France Map © ASO

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