Tag Archives: Le Tour de France

Villages of Provence

Le Tour de France – Part Two, Provence & The Camargue

Continuing my touring ideas for France, not by bicycle but by road and rail (see my stage one post for Côte d’Azur). Provence Also accessible from Nice, a better gateway is Marseille, especially as you can now get a direct train there from London. You can read about my journey and stay in the great city here. […]

Le Tour de France – Final Stage

The actual Tour de France finishes in Paris with a parade up the Champs Élysées to the Arc de Triomphe, so this is where I will finish too. I have visited the wonderful French capital more times than I can remember thanks to Eurostar. If Mrs Wilbur and I do not visit at least once […]

Le Tour de France – Stage Seven

TGV France is a pretty big country (about twice the size of the UK), but despite this it is relatively speedy to move around. First of all the population is roughly the same as the UK, which coupled with the French toll road system, means that the roads are quick and comparatively hold-up free. More impressively […]

Mont-Saint-Michel, France

Le Tour de France – Stage Six

Normandy & Brittany Thousands of years ago, the UK was attached to modern day France and although those land ties have long since been broken, a special bond and landscape similarity remains between Essex & Kent in England and Breton et Normandie en France. The fact that a Eurotunnel train only takes 35 minutes to […]