2017 Tour de France: Catch the action!

The 104th edition of the Tour de France kicks off on 1 July in Dusseldorf, Germany. 

Each summer France is gripped by Tour Fever, and people from all over the globe watch as nearly 200 cyclists battle it out across a demanding route that covers flat, hilly, mountainous and high altitude stages.

Get to grips with everything you need to know about the event with our guide to watching the tour.

Want to get up to close to the action?

There’s details below about the closest campsites to the route.

And even if the race doesn't pass near to your chosen campsite this summer, you’ll no doubt be able to catch the action on screen in local bars and cafés, with everyone joining in to cheer on the famous yellow jersey!

Stage 8 - July 8

Dole to Station des Rousses
This 187km stage features two categorised climbs and a summit finish. Stay at Camping Domaine de Chalain.

Stage 9 - July 9

Nantua to Chambery
This 181km mountain stage takes in the climbs of Col de la Binche, Grand Colombier and Mont du Chat before the descent into Chambery. Stay at Camping la Ferme de la Serraz, Lake Annecy.

Stage 10 - July 11

Perigueux to Bergerac
Le Tour rolls through the Dordogne in what promises to be a great stage for the sprinters. Stay at Camping les Peneyrals or Camping la Palombière.

Stage 14  - July 15

Blagnac to Rodez
The race makes it way through the countryside of the south-west. Stay at Camping Val de Cantobre.

Stage 21 - July 23

Montgeron to Paris Champs-Élysées
Make at Camping La Croix de Vieux Pont your base and take the train into Paris for the famous finale on the Champs-Élysées. Check out our blog post Chasing the Tour de France for some great spectator tips.
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Camping la Ferme de la Serraz - French Alps - Haute-Savoie (74) - Doussard
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Camping la Croix du Vieux Pont - Paris & Île-de-France - Aisne (02) - Berny-Rivière
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Camping Val de Cantobre - Midi-Pyrénées - Aveyron (12) - Nant
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Camping la Palombière - South West France - Dordogne (24) - Sarlat
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