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- Posted:Friday, June 18, 2010
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Book a hostel in Paris to check out the Tour de France
So, what better time to book a hostel in Paris and take in some of the action of the lengthy race?
Of course, you will not be able to catch all the goings on from your base in the French capital because the course spreads out all over the country, but you can check out the best bit of the action - the finish.
The race culminates in Paris on July 25th at the Champs-Elysees after the riders have covered a huge 3,600 km over 20 stages.
The event is in its 97th year and bike fanatics should definitely go for the experience of witnessing part of one of the most prestigious races in the world.
It begins on July 3rd, so there is plenty of time to reserve that Paris hostel before the riders get to the capital city.
Alberto Contadour won the event for the second time in his career last year, continuing a fourth straight victory for a Spaniard.
But one of the most impressive athletes to ever compete in the race was my own countryman - Lance Armstrong. He managed seven successive victories between 1999 and 2005 - what a man!
If you're visiting the French region then it might be worth getting there a bit early and catching out some of the attractions, such as the district of Montmartre.
Getting a hostel in Paris city centre could be the perfect destination to explore the diverse area, including the much talked about Eiffel Tower.
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