Tour de France in Brittany

The 98th Tour de France in Brittany

Brittany again plays host to some of the stages on the Tour de France, the world famous cycle race
dating back to 1903.   The race last three weeks and ends in Paris.

The dates the route passes through Brittany are

July 4th  2011    STAGE 3 – Olonne sur Mer – Redon 198 km

July 5th 2011     STAGE 4 – Lorient – Mûr-de-Bretagne 172.5 km

July 6th 2011     STAGE 5 – Carhaix – Cap Fréhel 164.5 km

July 7th 2011     STAGE 6 – Dinan – Lisieux 226.5 km

Tour de France

The Tour de France attracts many spectators, and of them 39 percent come to watch the publicity caravan, an amazing spectacle that precedes the race.  The race sponsors publicity vehicles race through the villages and towns as crowds line the route, throwing out goodies such as keyrings, hats and pens.   After the publicity caravan passes through the sound of helicopters with film crews grows ever closer, Gendarmes on motorbikes and the support cars pass by next.  Then in a “blink and you will miss it” moment the cycles race past, followed again by more Gendarmes and support vehicles.  Many of the towns and village the race passes through  have other festivities going on throughout the day in celebration.

For full details of this world famous race, visit the official website (in English)

Tour de France 2011

Why not combine your house hunting trip to coincide with one of the most spectacular cycle races in the world.

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