Tour de France Stage 21 Preview: The Finale

SUNDAY, JULY 24TH – STAGE 21 – 113km

Profile Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées 113KM


Mountain passes & hills Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées 113KM

  • Km 32.5 – Côte de l’Ermitage0.9 kilometre-long climb at 7% – category 4

Intermediate sprint Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées 113KM


Last km Chantilly / Paris Champs-Élysées 113KM

The Start:


The Château de Chantilly is one of the architectural showpieces of the Parisian region. Its parc and the forest surrounding it add to beauty of the site that attracts visitors in numbers. In terms of racing, the specialists tend to turn to the horse racetrack to witness events like the prestigious Prix de Diane.  Concerning bikes, some might remember that the city welcomed during a decade the start of Paris-Roubaix, between 1966 and 1976.

Stage town for the 1st time
County town in a canton of the Oise (60)
11,200 inhabitants (Cantiliens)
810,300 inhabitants in the Oise

Horseracing (largest racehorse training centre in France), tourism

Culture: The domain of Chantilly notably includes the château (16th century and rebuilt in the 19th century), the Grand Stables and Museum of the Horse, the Musée Condé (second biggest collection of old paintings in France after the Louvre), the library, the park, the gardens and forest, Pavillon de Manse (old water-lifting machine that is the only one in Europe), Church of Notre-Dame de l’Assomption (17th century), the pharmacy the Princes of Condé, the Princes’ vegetable garden, the lace museum. Events: Feux de Chantilly (fireworks), Journées des Plantes (horticulture)

Sport : US Chantilly (football), ROCC (rugby), Les Fox (American football), Chantilly Athlétisme, Première Compagnie d’Arc de Chantilly (archery), Polo Club de Chantilly, racecourse, golf. Events: Global Champions Tour (show jumping), Prix du Jockey Club (horseracing), Prix de Diane (horseracing), Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe (horseracing), in 2016 the Open de France de polo

Specialities: Chantilly cream, lace, porcelain

Sustainable development: 7km of cycle paths, 2 free buses

Distinction: City of art of history


The Finish:

Paris Champs-Élysées

The City of Lights offers a range of sites that will satisfy all types of cultural sensitivities, from the Centre Pompidou to the cathedral of Notre-Dame, from the Eiffel Tower to the Panthéon not forgetting La Butte Montmartre or the Opéra. But the rider of the Tour de France has only one site in mind: the Champs-Élysées, the central and majestic avenue of the capital where the final episode of the race is played since 1975. In the world of sprinters, there’s no place quite like it!

Traditional finish for the Tour de France
42nd finish on the Champs-Élysées
Capital of France
Commune-department and prefecture (75)
2,240,000 inhabitants (Parisiens)Economy: New technology, research, fashion, luxury goods, tourism (the most visited city in the world, with about 30 million tourists each year)Culture: 31 monuments (Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Sacré-Coeur, Invalides, Panthéon…), 173 museums (Louvre, Grand and Petit Palais, Pompidou Centre, Orsay, Quai Branly…), three operas, 208 theatres and cabarets, 430 cinema screens. Events: Fashion Week, Solidays (three days of concerts against AIDS), Nuit Blanche (allnight arts’ festival), Festival d’Automne (visual and performing arts…)Sport: Paris Saint-Germain (football, Ligue 1 and women’s team), Paris-Levallois (basketball, Pro A), Paris Saint-Germain (handball, Division 1), Stade Français Paris (rugby, Top 14). Events: Paris Marathon and Half-marathon, Internationaux de France de tennis (Roland-Garros Grand Slam tournament), judo (Paris Tournament)Specialities: French gastronomy, plus de 13,500 brasseries and restaurantsSustainable development: More than 600km of cycling paths, Vélib’ bike hire, Autolib’ car hire, tram, metro, railwayDistinction: The backs of the Seine are a UNESCO World Heritage SiteSlogan: Fluctuat nec mergitur (Tossed but not sunk)

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