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postponed until 29th August
organisers of the Tour de France have announced that the 2020 Tour will
take place two months later than planned. Riders will set off from Nice
on 29th August instead of 27th June. Full dates have been updated on
the stage details and on the map below.
Tour of eastern and southern France ...
While last year's Tour de France took place almost entirely in the
eastern half of France, the 2020 Tour will be almost all in the
southern half of the country and will not involve any stages outside
France. With stages in the Alps, the Cévennes, the Pyrenees,
the Massif Central, the Jura and the Vosges, it will also be a tour of
all the main mountain regions of France.
de France route map by About-France.com
An UPDATED GUIDE TO
Stage dates updated.
stage anywhere along the route in France for regional
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The main feature of the
2020 Tour de France
is that it is
almost entirely in the southern half of France and that it will take in
all the main mountain areas.
Eleven of the 21 stages of the 2020 Tour de France are
described as hilly or mountainous, and only nine stages as being flat.
While last year's tour spent more time in the
Pyrenees and less in the Alps, the 2020 Tour takes in only two days in
the Pyrenees, while there are four finishes in the Alps and Alpine
foothills. There is also a mountain finish in the Auvergne
with riders finishing at the Pas de Peyrol (1589 metres), near the top
of the Puy Mary.
The only time riders will go anywhere near the coast will be
for the two days in the Charente Maritime.
Accommodation for the Tour
All hotel rooms in and around the start and finish points get booked up
very fast by the teams and the media.
To avoid disappointment, check out available hotel rooms as soon as
possible, using the major online portals booking.com
France 2020 -updated stage
Tour de France starts on Saturday 29th August
in Nice, on the French
Click links for guides to the regions and towns along the
route of the 2020 Tour de France
(towns, regions) and terrain
||Sat 29th August
||Lowlands around Nice
||Sun 30th August
||Mountains around Nice
||Mon 31st August
to Sisteron (Upper
||Tues. 1st Sept.
||Sisteron to Orcières-Merlette
||Wed 2nd Sept
||Gap to Privas (Rhône-Alpes)
||Thurs 3rd September
||Le Teil (Ardèche) to Mont Aigoual (Cévennes)
||Fri 4th September
||Sat 5th September
||Cazères-sur-Garonne to Loudenvielle (Pyrenees)
||Sun 6th September
||Pau to Laruns (Pyrenees)
||Rest day near La Rochelle
||Tues 8th September
||Île d'Oléron to Île de
||Wed 9th September
||Thur 10th September
||Chauvigny to Sarran Corrèze (Limousin)
||Friday 11th September
||Châtel-Guyon to Puy Mary (Massif Central)
||Sat. 12th September
||Sun 13th September
to Grand Colombier (Rhône-Alpes)
||Rest day -
||Tue 15th September
||La Tour-du-Pin to Villard-de-Lans (Rhône-Alpes)
||Wed 16th September
||Grenoble to Méribel Col de la Loze (Rhône-Alpes)
||Thur 17th September
||Méribel to La Roche-sur-Foron (Rhône-Alpes)
||Fri 18th September
||Bourg-en-Bresse to Champagnole (Franche-Comté)
|Sat 19th September
||Lure to Planche des Belles filles (Franche-Comté)
||Sun 20th September
||Mantes-la-Jolie to Paris
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11th century sculptures on the facade of Notre Dame la Grande in Poitiers
de Peyrol in the Auvergne
where riders finish on 10th September, is a popular location throughout
of the "caravan" - that preceeds the riders round the course.
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