July 13: From James Bond to high Gothic

  • Chateau de Foix, Pyrenees, France

    Chateau de Foix - © Anibal Trejo-shutterstock

    Chateau de Foix, Pyrenees, France

    Chateau de Foix - © Anibal Trejo-shutterstock

July 13: From James Bond to high Gothic

 

Peyragudes, the site for the pivotal summit finish in the Pyrenees, is a renowned snowboarding resort that also features in the Bond film, 'Tomorrow Never Dies.' After a short and surely explosive Bastille Day stage of just 100 kilometres from Saint-Girons to Foix, the peloton takes flight from Blagnac — where Airbus planes are built — into the wild beauty of the Tarn before arriving in the Aveyron and a finish in Rodez, in the shadow of it's famous Gothic cathedral...

 

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