The 2014 Tour de France arrives in Paris
Sunday 27th July

Get ready to line up along the Champs-Elysées on the afternoon of Sunday 27th July 2014 if you want to see the end of the Tour de France.

Here’s all the info.

Arrivée de la Tour de France 2014 à Paris le dimanche 27 juillet
photo by Lauren Rauk used under cc licence

Even if the Tour de France is celebrating its 101st edition this year, perhaps you didn’t know that this is only the 40th time that the finish line has been on the Champs-Elysées.

It was only in 1975 that the tradition was started, the same year as the invention of the white jersey for the best young rider and the spotted jersey for the best climber.

Also, it turns out that ‘le Tour’ is a big money spinner for the Amaury Sport Organisation which also owns and runs the Paris-Dakar rally, the Paris Marathon and the French Open. Money and sport do seem to go hand in hand…

Arrivée de la Tour de France 2014 à Paris le dimanche 27 juillet
photo by Gideon used under cc licence

Anywa, the 137km of the 21st and final leg of the 2014 Tour 2014 start in the suburb of Evry (map here – PDF) with riders due to arrive on the Champs-Elysées around 5.30pm, doing laps until 7pm.

Of course it we want to have a decent view of proceedings, we advise you to arrive a lot earlier!
terrainThe 101st Tour de France arrives on the Champs-Elysées (here) on Sunday 27th July 2014

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