The Tour de France is coming to Normandy this year. Three stages take place in La Manche region and Normandy Gite Holidays is the ideal base to see all them all from. 2 July is Le Grand Départ from Mont St Michel to Utah beach – one of the D-Day landing beaches. The route for 3 July runs from St Lô to Cherbourg. The final stage on 4 July starts at the seaside resort of Granville. There are also events taking place in the previous week. On Sunday 26 June, three races along the route of the Grand Départ will be held for amateurs. Paid registration is essential for this opportunity to cycle the route. The TDF teams will be presented at a ceremony on Thursday 30 June at Sainte Mère Église. So, plenty to see and do before and after the tour.
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