Experience Tour de France from a FranceComfort holiday park

The Tour de France is the most famous cycling race in the world. This multi-day cycling race mostly runs through France. Next to the World Cup and the Olympic Games, the Tour de France is one of the most popular sporting events.

Tour de France through French countryside

The Tour de France is over a hundred years old and was ridden for the first time on 1st of July 1903. The Tour is still organized in the month of July, to keep the tradition alive.

Are you a big fan of the Tour de France and do you usually watch it on the television? Be sure to visit one of our holiday parks in the beautiful French landscape through which the cycling race goes. The landscape ranges from beautiful cities to charming villages and from impressive mountain landscapes to green vineyards.

See one of the stages of the Tour from up close

Would you like to see the exciting spectacle of one of the stages of the Tour de France from up close during your summer holiday? Then we at FranceComfort have good news for you! The Tour passes two of our holiday parks, AlpChalets Portes du Soleil and Domaine de Lanzac. Do you already see yourself standing by the side of the race to encourage the cyclists? This blog details some of the beautiful surroundings of the French Alps and the Dordogne. We are also happy to inspire you with exciting activities that you can undertake next to watching the Tour de France.

Holiday parks in the regions

  • Dordogne
  • French Alps
  • Provence
  • Languedoc
  • Aquitaine - Gironde
  • Poitou - Charentes

Tips to experience the Tour de France at its best

  • Good preparation is key. Prepare yourself well by looking up the route before you go and watch a stage of the Tour. You can find all routes on the Tour de Francewebsite.
  • Find a good spot to watch the spectacle from. Are you looking for a quieter place? Go just outside one of the cities or villages on the route. In the town or city centre it is usually a lot busier, but there is always a lot of fun.
  • Pack the right stuff. Waiting and watching the race is a lot more enjoyable if you can sit on a picnic blanket or camping chair. Also be sure to take plenty of snacks.
  • Be aware of the weather. Provide cooling in heat and something warm to put on in cold and rain.
  • Be careful along the side of the road. The cyclists of the Tour pass by at lightning speed. So, make sure you have enough distance from the road and keep a close eye on children.

Châtel, arrival point of the Tour de France 2022

The race route and the stages of the 2022 Tour have been announced. The cycling championship starts on Friday the 1st of July in the Danish capital Copenhagen and ends on Sunday 24 July on the Champs Elysées in the French capital Paris. The 183-kilometer-long stage on the ninth day goes from Aigle in the Swiss canton of Vaud to the village of Châtel in the French department of Haute-Savoie. After the first half of the race which takes place on the flat and slightly sloping terrain the cyclists are greeted by the Col des Mosses, a friendly warm-up with a slope of 4.1 percent and a length of 13.3 kilometers. After the descent and a false flat ascending section, the cyclists ride the Col de la Croix: a climb of 8.8 kilometers with a slope of 7.6 percent. The Tour de France then cuts the Pas de Morgins. After the climb of 15.4 kilometers at a slope of 6.1 percent, a descent of six kilometers follows. After this the race climbs the last four kilometers to the finish which is in the charming town of Châtel. In short, this all promises a spectacle most definitely worth watching.

Stage 9th day

  • Aigle
  • Col des Mosses
  • Col de la Croix
  • Pas de Morgins
  • Châtel

Watch part of the Tour in Portes du Soleil

Are you looking forward to welcoming the cyclists to Châtel? Châtel, the finish, is located in the beautiful Portes du Soleil region, in the French Alps. We are proud to welcome you to our newest holiday park AlpChalets Portes du Soleil! Chances are, you know this area as one of the most beautiful ski resorts in the world this is why many winter sports enthusiasts know where to find our five-star resort for a versatile ski holiday. Even during the spring and summer, AlpChalets Portes du Soleil guarantees an unforgettable holiday in France!

Holiday accommodation

You will find the luxurious accommodation on the outskirts of the village of Abondance, south of Lake Geneva. The robust chalets accommodate unique penthouses suitable for six, eight or ten people. There are also numerous designer-apartments suitable for a group of four, five, six, seven or eight people. These apartments are the perfect base for exploring Châtel.

Play sports

After having watched the cycling spectacle go out and be sporty yourself. Portes du Soleil is perfect for cycling, mountain biking, hiking, rafting, climbing and paragliding. You can read all about the dynamic options in our blog: On an adventure during your holiday in France.

Visit the Tour de France from Domaine de Lanzac

You can also stay in our holiday park Domaine de Lanzac in the popular holiday region of the Dordogne which is also a great base to visit the Tour de France from. The 20th stage ends in the medieval city of Rocamadour. Domaine de Lanzac is fifteen minutes away from the motorway which goes from Paris to Toulouse. The holiday park is located on the top of a hill and has a breathtaking view over the valley with rivers, castles and picturesque French towns. It is a beautiful resort with over thirty luxury holiday homes. Domaine de Lanzac offers both families with young children and seniors a great place to spend their holidays. Visitors praise the good facilities the holiday park in the Dordogne has to offer. As you would expect from a contemporary park, Domaine de Lanzac is fully equipped. In addition to modern holiday homes for four, six or eight people, you will find: bicycle rental, an outdoor swimming pool, sports fields for tennis and volleyball, a pétanque court, playgrounds and a virtual reality room.

Domaine de Lanzac

  • Luxury villas
  • Swimming pools
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Bakery
  • Tennis
  • Playground
  • Kids club in the summer
  • Dutch speaking administrators
  • Beautiful view from the park

Tasty food close to the Tour De France

Are you booking a stay at Domaine de Lanzac to see the Tour de France up close during your summer holiday? In a Burgundian country like France, tasty food and drinks should of course not be missed. The restaurant and bar at Domaine de Lanzac have recently been renovated and refurbished. The managers who started in 2021 are both qualified top chefs with different awards in the field of patisserie and vinology. On the atmospheric outdoor pavilion, there is a bakery where you can have breakfast every morning with freshly baked chocolate rolls, baguettes, raisin rolls and croissants. Whether you are going to encourage the cyclists of the Tour de France or also be active yourself, with a tasty breakfast, lunch, and dinner you are sure to get a good dose of energy.

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