July 17: From the volcanoes to the Rhone

  • Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe - Le Puy en Velay, Massif Central, France

    Le Puy en Velay - © Aleksandr Sadkov-shutterstock

    Saint Michel d'Aiguilhe - Le Puy en Velay, Massif Central, France

    Le Puy en Velay - © Aleksandr Sadkov-shutterstock

July 17: From the volcanoes to the Rhone

 

climbing from the Aveyron to the Aubrac Plateau, the Lozere and the Haute Loire, the 15th stage takes the convoy to the pilgrimage city of Le-Puy-en-Velay, and a finish in the shadow of the Notre-Dame de Puy cathedral, designated a Unesco World Heritage Site. After a rest day in the city, offering the suiveurs du Tour the chance to sample the coveted local lentils, the riders speed on into the Ardeche, before crossing the Rhone and arriving in Romans-sur-Isere, in the Drome...

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