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le Tour:
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image credit: Le Tour de France

Tour de France 2017

official website for le Tour de France
[also official website in French]


the cycling zone

la Vuelta a España, 2016 - let's climb!

il Giro d'Italia 2016 - for sprinters and climbers


TDF current and previous years, as seen by

Before the race comes through, the waiting crowds see...

a cycle club rides on the  on the Tour de France course

a cycle club rides on the on the Tour de France course

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'devil' float in advertising caravan and crowd

a 'devil' float in advertising caravan and crowd

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giant cyclist on le Tour de France

a giant cyclist

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mineral bottle on wheels at the Tour de France

a mineral bottle on wheels

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gifi float and crowd

the GIFI float and crowd

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then, maybe 40 or 50 minutes later ....

the peleton rushes through

the first part of the peleton rushes through

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then, maybe 40 or 50 minutes later ....

the main pelton group

more peleton labours its way along the race road









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New translation, the Magna Carta


new : lantern towers of Normandy and elsewhere

fortified churches, mostly in Les Landes illustrated

cathedral labyrinths and mazes in France illustrated
using metal in gothic cathedral construction illustrated

paying at the péage (toll station) .

Germans in France .
cathedral destruction during the French revolution, subsidiary page to Germans in France

click to return to the France Zone home page

on first arriving in France - driving
France is not England

Click for motorways and motorway aires in France.

Transbordeur bridges in France and the world 2: focus on Portugalete, Chicago, Rochefort-Martrou illustrated
Gustave Eiffel’s first work: the Eiffel passerelle, Bordeaux illustrated
a fifth bridge coming to Bordeaux: pont Chaban-Delmas, a new vertical lift bridge illustrated

France’s western isles: Ile de Ré
France’s western iles: Ile d’Oleron

Ile de France, Paris: in the context of Abelard and of French cathedralsillustrated
short biography of Pierre (Peter) Abelard

Marianne - a French national symbol, with French definitive stamps

la Belle Epoque illustrated
Grand Palais, Paris

Click to go to pages about Art Deco at

Click to go to 'the highest, longest: the viaduct de Millau'

Pic du Midi - observing stars clearly, A64 illustrated
Carcassonne, A61: world heritage fortified city illustrated

Space City, Toulouse

the French umbrella & Aurillac

50 years old: Citroën DS
the Citroën 2CV: a French motoring icon

the forest as seen by Francois Mauriac, and today illustrated
Les Landes, places and playtime illustrated
roundabout art of Les Landes

Hermès scarves

Hèrmes logo

bastide towns
mardi gras! carnival in Basque country
country life in France: the poultry fair

what a hair cut! m & french pop/rock

Tour de France 2017
Le Tour de France: cycling tactics illustrated



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