Tour de France: get close to the finish
Category : Culture
A global sporting event, the Tour de France attracts the rapt attention of a huge audience throughout the month of July. While the Alpine and Pyrenean passes are renowned for their sporting challenge and great spectacle, the last stage and its climactic sprint on the Champs-Elysées is undoubtedly the most iconic. The Hotel O.lysée is only a two-minute walk from the famous avenue, so you can easily get there to witness this thrilling occasion...
The climax of a great sporting event
For three weeks, the riders have competed on the most demanding routes, generally in extreme conditions. Although the last stage leaves little room for suspense as to the winner of the Tour, it remains exciting from the sporting and prestige perspectives. So, depending on the spot you find from which to follow the race, you will see competitors who are simply relieved to finish and the tightly focussed energy of the sprinters fighting their last duels. You could choose one of the crossing points on the 115.1 km route between Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and the finish line at the top of the Champs-Elysées. However, the view on the most beautiful avenue in the world is probably the most essential.
The atmosphere of the Tour de France
The Tour de France is famous for the profound sporting challenge the event presents and the festive and thrilling atmosphere that surrounds each of its stages. In addition to the caravan and its many attractions, you will be swept up by the emotion of the supporters and the general jubilation that surrounds the climax of the Tour du France. Finally, you can attend the presentation of the various trophies and be there for the final podium which consecrates the winner of the Tour as well as the best sprinter, the best climber and the best young cyclist.
Ideally located a few steps from the Champs-Élysées, the Hotel O.lysée allows you to experience all the emotions of the arrival of the Tour de France by being as close as possible to the event.
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O.lysée Hôtel, a new fancy yet accessible and confidential address in the heart of the 8th district of Paris