It is one of the most watched sporting events in the world: the Tour de France, this mythical cycling race will pass through Auvergne again this year with a scheduled finish in Puy-de-Dome summit. This dormant volcano peaks at 1465 m above sea level, is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and offers breathtaking views of the chain of volcanic hills. It is this incredible place that was chosen a few months ago to host the Grande Boucle. Discover without further delay the program of these few days which promise to be festive.

A few days between Clermont-Ferrand, Vulcania and Issoire

During the 4 days in Auvergne, the cyclists of the Tour de France 2023 will have the opportunity to discover the spectacular landscapes of the region, in particular during two memorable stages.

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First stage of the Tour de France 2023 in Puy-de-Dôme: July 9, 2023

Stage 9 begins in Saint-Léonard-de-Noblat in Haute-Vienne and after 35 years of waiting, the arrival of the Tour de France stage of July 9, 2023 will be at the top of Puy-de-Dôme . A true jewel of the Tour de France 2023 route in Auvergne, the volcano is making a comeback; eagerly awaited by lovers of the Grande Boucle. Thus, the stage will extend over a distance of 182,4 km, ensuring an exhilarating mountain challenge for the riders. The ascent of the Puy-de-Dôme will really begin at the 170th kilometer, when the runners pass through the center of Clermont-Ferrand with a climb of 13 km including 3600m of elevation.

Note that the arrival of Puy-de-Dôme will be without spectators, caravans or followers in order to preserve this natural site and that the athletes will finish their race in sand. Fortunately, areas will be set up at the foot of the Auvergne volcano to allow the public to follow this stage which promises to be memorable.

All the information you need to know the July 9 stage, the [Re Tour].

Video presentation of the stage

A little rest for the runners on July 10 in Clermont-Ferrand

After this demanding day, July 10 will be a well-deserved rest day for cyclists in Clermont-Ferrand, the historic city nestled in the heart of Auvergne. Cycling enthusiasts will be able to enjoy the warm atmosphere of this city, stroll through the cobbled streets and discover the picturesque buildings that bear witness to its rich heritage. This rest period will also be an opportunity for the riders to recharge their batteries before the next stages.

Second stage of the Tour de France 2023: Vulcania and Issoire on July 11, 2023

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Then, on July 11, the Tour de France in Puy-de-Dôme will pass through two emblematic places in the department: Vulcania and Issoire. The park Vulcania is a theme park dedicated to the discovery of volcanoes and Earth sciences. It will have the honor of being the starting point for this exciting day. Runners will set off from this captivating location, steeped in knowledge and adventure. Then, they will head to Issoire, a charming town located in the Allier valley. The finish of the stage will be in this welcoming city, offering spectators the opportunity to experience the excitement of the competition up close.

Find all information on the passage of stage 10 in Auvergne VolcanSancy.

Last stage between Clermont-Ferrand and Moulins

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The route of the Tour de France 2023 provides, for the 11th stage on Wednesday July 12, a departure from Clermont-Ferrand to take them to Moulins. This town, located on the banks of the Allier, will welcome cyclists with warmth and enthusiasm, making this stage a memorable conclusion to their adventure in Auvergne.

Traffic information

Check the traffic conditions from July 3 to 10 and make your travels easier thanks to the interactive map:

A unique panorama during this Tour de France 2023 in the Puy-de-Dôme

As a result, the stages of July 9 and 11 of the Tour de France 2023 promise thrilling moments and exceptional discoveries. The runners will challenge the steep slopes of Puy-de-Dôme, climbing with determination the winding roads that will lead them to the summit.

Beyond the sporting aspect, the Tour de France 2023 will also highlight the bicycle tourism as well as the natural and cultural wonders of Auvergne. So are you ready to take it all in?

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 €).

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