Post Updated 16th April 2020 – new dates, same route
The official Tour de France website has been updated following President Macron’s address to the nation on Easter Monday. He stated that large scale events would be banned until mid-July to contain the spread of COVID-19. In agreement with the Union Cycliste International (UCI) the organisers have now decide to postpone the race.
The new dates are for the race to start in Nice on Saturday, August 29th, and finish in Paris on Sunday 20th September. It will follow the same route, with no changes. The women’s event, ‘La Course’, scheduled to take place on the 19th July is postponed to a later date. As is the ‘Etape du Tour cyclosportive’, originally schedule to take place on the 5th July. New dates for these events are still to be confirmed, but they are expected to take place during the Tour.
Le Tour 2020
Stages 10, 11 and 12 are just over an hour’s drive from Bel-Air Gites in the Charente-Maritime
Since the COVID-19 confinement began, as responsible gites owners, we have strictly followed the guidelines of the French authorities and World Health Organization (WHO). We will continue to follow their instructions and advice to ensure the actions we take when we re-open protects our guests and staff.
Your safety, as well as the safety of our Bel-Air Gites team members, is our highest priority. Rest-assured that we do everything we can to provide a safe environment for you and your family during your stay with us. Thank you for your continued loyalty and trust in Bel-Air Gites in these difficult times. To enquire about future bookings, please contact us directly.
If you are avid followers of the Tour de France then you probably already know the route. If not, then check out the full Le Tour 2020 route information here. Several of the stages are less than 90 minutes from Bel-Air gites!
Why not take the family and make a day of it at Ile de Re or Châtelaillon-Plage?
If you want to go a little further then combine the stage to Poitiers with a trip to Futuroscope. Make sure you check their website as they frequently have offers for free child places.
In August and September, when the Tour de France is planned to take place, the weather is usually in the mid to high 20’s. So when you’re not chasing Le Tour why not relax by the pool? Or check out some of the other great family attractions close by.
Book direct for the best prices, and the best family-friendly holiday experience at Bel-Air Gites, in the Charente-Maritime.