For its 110th edition, the Tour de France will pass through Auvergne! Stage 10 of the Tour de France even turns out to be 100% Auvergne. It will cross the different Puy-de-Dômois volcanoes. An event that we would not want to miss for anything in the world. Discover the route of this new race, the dates and come and cheer on the brave athletes.
The passages of the Tour de France in Auvergne
This is not the first time that the runners and the procession of caravans have crisscrossed the Auvergne roads, to the delight of young and old alike. If the first routes followed the French borders, it was from 1950 that the loop began to deform by joining Auvergne in particular. Between 1952 and 1988, the route also included the ascent of the puy de Dôme, stages that marked the spirits of athletes and spectators. Le Lioran, Saint-Flour, Aurillac, Brioude were also able to cheer the passage of cyclists.
Despite the Covid-19 epidemic, the Tour de France 2020 took place but in September. The village of Orcival was able to participate in this great celebration.
The dates of the Tour de France in Auvergne
This year, it is in the Basque Country, in Bilbao, that the start of the Tour de France will take place on 1er July. Auvergne is hosting three stages this year, during which volcanoes are in the spotlight. First of all, step 9 of the Tour de France will leave Saint-Léonard de Noblat on Sunday July 9 to arrive at the summit of Puy-de-dôme. An event: it had been 35 years since the Tour had been seen on the slopes of Puy-de-Dôme.
After a rest day in Clermont-Ferrand, stage 10 will take place on Tuesday 11 July.
The circuit of stage 10 of the Tour de France
Profile, map, stage times
It is from the European Park of Volcanism, Vulcania that the runners will set off to stage 10 of the Tour de France. This 167 kilometer long stage will take them to the town of Issoire (stage town for the 5th time). The stage promises to be volcanic: from the European Volcanic Park set up in the heart of the Chaîne des Puys 20 years ago to Issoire, the viewpoints over the volcanoes of Auvergne will be there. The runners will have several passes to climb (Moréno, Guéry, Croix Saint-Robert…). Several villages of the Auvergne Volcansancy destination will be crossed (Nébouzat, Olby, Saint-Bonnet-près-Orcival, Orcival, Rochefort-Montagne, Laqueuille, Saint-Sauves d'Auvergne). This event should be the occasion of a big popular festival with entertainment all along the route.
Video presentation of the stage
The Tour de France caravan is more than 30 minutes of continuous shows, entertainment over 10 kilometres, 30 brands represented….
Learn more about the Tour de France caravan.
Find the animations on stage 10
The passage of the Tour de France is always an event for the towns and villages crossed. Many activities are on the program for this stage 10 of July 11, 2023.
Saint-Bonnet near Orcival
Saint-Bonnet near Orcival
Saint Bonnet near Orcival and its 11 hamlets are located at an altitude of 830 m. In calm and pleasant valleys flow the Sioule, the Sioulot and the Gorce. Different hikes are possible from the church, and allow you to discover the countryside, while enjoying a breathtaking view of the Chaîne des Puys.
The town of Rochefort-Montagne is located at the northern limit of the Monts Dore volcanic complex and at the end of a deep trough valley, dominated by the Tuilière and Sanadoire rocks.
Laqueuille is a peaceful village located at an altitude of 1000 meters very close to Sancy. It is famous for its blue-veined cheese: Bleu de Laqueuille. The legend says that it is here that Antoine Roussel, around 1854 would have invented the blue of Laqueuille.
Check the traffic conditions from July 3 to 10 and make your travels easier thanks to the interactive map: https://urlz.fr/mkYi
the event poster
To immortalize the return of the Tour de France to the top of the Puy de Dôme, we have produced a poster. Available for sale in our 4 reception desks (10 €).