Watch the world’s greatest road race reach its dramatic climax on the famous Champs Elysee after a demanding three week trip through France that covers flat, hilly, mountainous and high altitude stages.
While the Grand Depart of the Tour De France and the route itself changes every year, the spectacular Champs Elysee always plays host to the spectacular finish.
Although the race standings are usually settled by the time the Tour reaches Paris, the final stage through the centre of Paris, which culminates with a sprint along the Champs Elysee, is the most prestigious of the Tour and sees the world’s best sprinters go head-to-head as they fight for the glory of being the first to finish the event.
Traditionally, the final stage starts with champagne served by the race leader's team and riders from all teams sharing a joke to celebrate the fact they have survived the Tour.
But as the riders approach Paris, the racing heats up as the teams embark on eight laps of the city past the Arc De Tromphe, round les Tuileries and the Louvre before heading past the Place de la Concorde to the Champs-Élysées.
Get close to the action by joining the hundreds of thousands of cycling fans lining the streets of Paris to watch the dramatic sprint finish unfold and see the sprint kings hurtle down the Champs Elysees at breath-taking speed.
You can also show your appreciation to the overall winner, who is traditionally escorted to the finish line with his team-mates.
As well as witnessing the end of the Tour you can also enjoy the women’s’ criterium race which precedes the main event.
You can also see the presentation of the yellow jersey to the Overall Winner, the polka dot jersey to the ‘King of the Mountains’ and the green jersey to the Sprint Champion.
Booking with National Holidays is a great way to combine the spectacle of the Tour De France final stage with a city break in the French capital, with coach travel, hotel accommodation and tickets all included.
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