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