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Check Out This Years Tour De France With SeaFrance Ferries

Post by Sharat | June 27, 2011 | Travel Deals, See France Tips, Trips to France, SeaFrance Ferries | Comment

So one of the world’s biggest annual sporting extravaganza starts in France from July 2nd. As ever riders competing in the Tour de France will need to push themselves way past the limit during the gruelling three week race.

If you would like the once in a life time opportunity to be a spectator though, all you need to do is a hop on a SeaFrance Ferries Dover Calais, and you can be chilling in the sun with a lovely glass of wine, watching other people put the pedal to the metal.

Just for Vendee
This year the tour starts in a rather non-traditional manner, beginning from the The Passage du Gois, which is a causeway that joins Île de Noirmoutier & Beauvoir sur Mer on the mainland, via Barbâtre, twice daily, this causeway is submerged by the tide, making it only passable when the tide is out. The resort of Fromentine is very nearby, and guests who stay there have a 2wide range of activities on offer year round to choose from.

Surrounded by wide, open spaces, which includes a whopping 700 hectares of forest area, 1,200 hectares of marshland and 7 kilometers of beaches, this unspoilt location is perfect for watching the commencement of the Tour de France.

How could anyone forget that the national day of France, better known as Bastille Day is on July 14th, and everyone across the nation will be living it up on that day. Toulouse is the perfect gateway to the Pyrenees, so on the 14th, you should head up to Cugnaux and to watch the Tour, and then check out Toulouse for a night out with the locals full of red wine and cognac.

Paris sights
The Tour winds up on July 24th, and the riders shattered bodies will be biking into Paris on that day. The race ends dramatically on the Champs-Elysées laps from the Place de la Concorde with a final eight laps that seem to progressively get ever faster . This is an experience that everyone should have at least once, the atmosphere is so thick and heavy, that it rivals any sports stadium in the world.

Arrive early sample the brie & baguettes, learn to love the crowds and remember to scream at the top of your lungs “allez!” (come on!) as the riders ride up the Champs-Elysées.

So if you haven’t already, book your trip for this year’s tour with SeaFrance Ferries Dover Calais, and have a fabulous summer

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