Easytobook.com – Paris Welcomes Tour de France

July 18, 2011 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel News
PARIS, FRANCE The French capital is preparing for a deluge of cycling enthusiasts at the end of this month as the 98th annual Tour de France culminates with a sprint along the Champs-Élysées to finish within sight of the Arc de Triomphe.

Stage 21 of this world-famous endurance race leads to a typically Gallic climax on Sunday 24th July as Parisians and tourists flock to the capital's most popular avenue to witness the drama first-hand. Travel professionals at easytobook.com are recommending visitors to Paris in late July to book hotel rooms in plenty of time to avoid disappointment.

Beginning in Créteil, south-east of Paris, stage 21 covers a total of 95km, and includes a final section along the Seine, passing Notre Dame and Place de la Concorde before a final sprint along the Champs-Élysées to reach the chequered flag.

2011 also marks the fourth anniversary of Paris' Vélib hire bike scheme, which has seen a dramatic increase in the number of cyclists in the city since its inception, thanks largely to the introduction of an incentive membership scheme and 700km of bicycle lanes throughout the city. This recent rise in popularity will help to swell the crowds hoping to catch a glimpse of the final stage frontrunners.

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