See the climax of the Tour de France and take a Paris Bike Tour
Published on 10 June 2015, dans Visit Paris
Cycling in all its glory
During the summer, no one can miss the bicycle race Tour de France, which begins in Utrecht in the Netherlands on June 4th and finishes amidst the beauty of the Champs-Elysees, on July 26th. The cyclists will travel 3,360 hard fought kilometres over 21 stages of plains, hills and mountains before reaching the finishing line here in Paris and, in recognition of their phenomenal efforts, it’s great to be on the spot to cheer them on along the home stretch. The evening will bring celebratory concerts and activities and a great party atmosphere. First held in 1903, the Tour de France is one of the world’s great sporting events and you can be there at the climax. The Hotel Marais Bastille is located a few metres from the Eiffel Tower and not far from Champs-Elysées. It is perfect for getting the most out of the last leg of the Tour de France. Then you’ll be tempted to get into the saddle yourself to discover Paris in a more leisurely way.
The Paris Bike Tour
Want to explore the capital at your own pace, without the stress and hassle of dealing with Parisian traffic jams, while enjoying the sunshine? Paris Bike Tour offers you the opportunity to discover the streets of Paris on two wheels. Since 2002, this enthusiastic and innovative company has been offering guided bike tours around the capital for individuals or groups. Multilingual guides take you to famous places as well as those well off the beaten track. You get to choose from a selection of different routes according to your interests. You might wish to do some food tasting, delve into the city’s history or see world famous monuments in a new light. Fun, informative and environmentally friendly, this is the perfect way to unlock the secrets of the world’s most beautiful city.
Paris and its discovery on two wheels
If, while waiting to cheer on your favourite athletes during the final stretch of the Tour de France on the Champs Elysees on July 26th, you prefer to discover the city by yourself, you can always rent a bicycle and set off on a Parisian adventure all your own. The avenues and streets are well adapted for the safety and convenience of cyclists, and bike rental terminals are available everywhere around the monuments or major routes. Take to the saddle and enjoy a fresh view of our intriguing and bike-friendly capital.
******Get all the information you need at: • Final stage of the Tour de France • Guided bike tours of Paris by Paris Bike Tour
~oOo~Picture copyright holder: Tourist Office Paris - Photographer Marc Bertrand
Hotel Marais Bastille, a 3 star Design hotel in the heart of Paris.