The Tour de France and sun-drenched beaches in Paris
Published on 1 July 2016, dans Entertainment
Every year the dramatic finale of the Tour de France on the Champs-Elysees in Paris brings together an excited crowd of spectators to cheer on the supreme sportsmen who compete in this challenging and demanding event. The capital is adorned with French flags and the welcome is a warm one for all nations. Less strenuous but a lot of fun is the Paris Bike Tour, which you are invited to try. Meanwhile, Paris Plages offers plenty of relaxation and recreation along the banks of the Seine. There’s so much to enjoy this summer during your stay at the Hotel Jacques de Molay.
The breath-taking climax of the Tour de France in Paris
It’s the world’s most famous cycle race, one of the greatest sporting challenges of all, and it ends in the heart of Paris. Yes, this month the Tour de France will once again thrill sports fans around the globe, offering the perfect combination of skill, strategy, strength and stamina that makes it so enthralling. The 103rd edition of the event begins on July 2nd and will cover a total distance of 3,519 kilometres in 21 stages before the grand climax in Paris on the 24th. The route will take the competitors over some extremely challenging terrain, including mountain stages in the Pyrenees and the Alps, and will head out of France for short forays into the neighbouring countries of Andorra, Spain and Switzerland. Completing this race is indeed a supreme sporting achievement worthy of your acclaim, so make sure you are there on the Champs-Élysées on the 24th to cheer your favourites on to the finish line.
The excitement will make you want to get on a bike yourself, but if you’re not up to the challenge of the Tour de France, you can still have a wonderful time in the saddle with the Paris Bike Tour. Since 2002 this has been a relaxing, healthy, fun and environmentally friendly way to explore the capital in the company of a professional guide. Choose the theme and route most suitable to your interests and see Paris in a new way.
Sandy beaches and coconut palms in the capital
As a haven of peace in the midst of summertime Paris the beach is a real delight. From July 20th to August 21st Paris Plages is back in the capital. Every summer for the last 14 years, various parts of the city have been covered in thousands of tons of soft sand to make temporary beaches where everyone is invited to relax. These stretches of white sand, water-based activities, sports, games, deckchairs and coconut palms are worthy of the best beach resorts, so come along and enjoy an ice cream in the shade or bask in the sunshine on the banks of the Seine. Introduced by the former Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoë, who was inspired by Le Touquet-Paris-Plage, this Parisian urban beach festival has become much-loved by locals and tourists seeking summer scenery and relaxation. A full programme of entertainment is offered, including free concerts and activities for children during the day and on weekends.
Bicycle race 'Tour de France'
Hotel Jacques de Molay,
Chic and cozy Boutique hotel in Paris, Marais district