The Tour de France in Charente Maritime – a brief history

You may not have noticed but the Tour de France is coming to Charente Maritime next year for the first time since 1999, over 20 years ago. People are getting rather excited about having the biggest race in the world coming to the region for 3 days and crossing 43 communes.

The Tour is a fairly regular visitor to Charente Maritime having been 7 times since 1972. The stops have included La Rochelle, Rochefort, Saintes, Royan, Marennes, Jonzac and St Pierre d’Oleron.

Here are the maps of the tour for the map nerds

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