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Watching the Tour de France in Provence

We are so lucky, living where we do, as the roads around us are often used for professional cycle races, including the Tour de France. Since buying the house here, it has passed close by twice, and we have taken every opportunity to watch the professional riders race along some …

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Explore the South of France’s Sporting Opportunities

Renowned for its breathtaking architecture, Southern France is one of the globe’s most popular destinations among tourists. The reason for this revolves around its undeniable depth of culture. As well as taking in the picturesque scenery while enjoying local wine and delicious cuisine, Southern France doesn’t shy away from providing …

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What are the Tour de France 2018 Details and Route

Contributor blog post by Aixcentric; The Tour de France 2018 race will take place 7 – 29th July and the route has just been announced: not very good for Provence this time round but I suppose we have been spoiled in the past; and there will be a F1 Grand …

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‘Chapeau’ to The Tour de France 

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Last year when The Tour De France visited Provence I was down here on my own and still waiting for the boys to arrive from their rather epic cycle ride from Dartmoor to Sète. I grabbed the chance to watch The Tour finish on …

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Watching the Tour de France on Mont Ventoux

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: For 3 weeks each year everything in our house slows down, the TV is on all afternoon as we all get our annual hit of two of our favourite things – France & cycling. For us the Tour de France is just compulsive viewing, …

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Allez! Allez! Provence en Vélo

Provence: just one word conjures visions of endless blue skies, charming villages and miles and miles of smooth roads to be ridden. One of the things I miss most when not in France is riding my bike. I know, I know… you’re thinking, what? Don’t you miss the food, the …

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Mont Ventoux and Les Dentelles de-Montmirail. Photo Credit: Rhône Wines
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Tour de France: Mount Ventoux Wines

Contributor blog post by Jill Barth: A kindly giant who watches over the aromatic garrigue scrubland and the carefully tended vineyards, Mont Ventoux shelters wines conducive to sharing and close companionship – celebrated with a fragrant, flavourful centrepiece. ~ CHRISTOPHE TASSAN Sommelier and Rhone Ambassador THE TOUR DE FRANCE 2016 …

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14 Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

On July 14, 1789, an angry mob stormed the Bastille in Paris, a prison that housed only seven inmates. To incensed crowd, the medieval structure represented a landmark which symbolized all of their frustration with the reigning monarchy, a weak economic environment, high taxes and a lack of personal financial …

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Mont Ventoux view #Provence @ProvenceTayls
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Tour de France 2016

Contributor blog post by David Taylor: It will be announced on October 20 that the 2016 Tour de France will once again include one of the most gruelling mountains Mont Ventoux. Frequently one of the most important stages of the Tour de France Mont Ventoux at 1918 metres high is …

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France en Velo In the tracks of Le Tour de France

Here is another Provence biking route from Hannah Reynolds and John Walsh the authors of France en Vélo – The Ultimate Cycle Journey From Channel to Med – St-Malo to Nice. Sault to Forcalquier 33 miles/53 kms Le Tour de France visits Provence most years, often with Mont Ventoux as …

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