10 Best Vacation Rentals To Stay In During Tour De France 2017 - Updated 2023

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One of cycling’s Grand Tours, the Tour de France is kicking off in Dusseldorf on July 1. From there, all 22 teams will ride to the final stage, which will end on the Champs-Elysees in Paris. Watch the grand tour live and stay in any of these vacation rentals which are strategically located along the route of the tour.

1. Smartflats in downtown Liege, Belgium (from USD 59)

Stage 2 of the tour ends in the town of Liege, Belgium. VRBO has the perfect vacation rental for your stay, at Smartflats, located downtown. This modern flat is tastefully decorated and located in a secure building. It comfortably sleeps 2 adults, and is equipped with a small kitchen for preparing simple meals. Eating out is also an option because of the flat’s location. For entertainment, the flat has a flat screen TV and WiFi access. Bed linens and towels are provided as well.

Liège, BE
2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

2. Cozy apartment near the center of Chambery (from USD 54)

Chambery is a city located in the French Alps, particularly the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. For this year’s tour, it marks the end of the first mountain stage, stage 9, which runs from Nantua up to Chambery. This Airbnb listing is a small but cozy apartment right in the center of town, just a few steps away from the theater, shops and restaurants, as well as the famous Fountain of Elephants. This fully furnished unit accommodates two guests and has kitchen and laundry facilities.

Chambéry, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
227.04 km (141.1 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
309 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
ENTIRE RENTAL UNIT 2 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
our favorite part about léa's place was having breakfast on the balcony
it is very clean and has everything you would need (coffee maker washing machine very comfortable bed)
the apartment was nice tidy and had everything we needed for our short stay
the apartment is small but perfect for a couple
a great apartment with all the essentials and a fantastic terrace
well appointed and immaculately clean and extremely comfortable
the apartment was spotlessly clean and very much to our taste
the flat is small but really well thought out confortable clean and decorated with good taste
it has all house equipments one might need and is very clean and well kept
the house is in a good location clean and tidy i really like this apartment
the landlord is very friendly
léa is a kind and helpful host and we higly recommend her apartment
léa is very responsive also
thanks for hosting us léa
we really enjoyed our stay lovely and accomodating host great apartment and ideal location
lea's place is in a great location in chambrey
a great apartment in a great location
it is in a great location in the heart of the old town
it is in a great location near restaurants and cafes and a short walk from the train
we were able to park nearby but still enjoy the benefits of being part of the old city
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3. Quaint bed and breakfast in Bergerac, France (from USD 89)

Stage 10 of the tour will end in the town of Bergerac, so this bed and breakfast is the perfect place to stay. It is found near the town center and is only a few steps away from the old bridge. The rooms are part of a 19th-century house, but with modern amenities. Each room has its own bathroom and toilet. Up to 4 people can be accommodated, and baby cots are also available upon request. Breakfast is included in the price, and dinner can be arranged with the owners. The property is also located inside a compound with a garden.

Bergerac, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, FR
388.49 km (241.4 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
3 reviews  
guest house 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we enjoyed the breakfast of bread pastries fruit etc and great coffee
our room was spacious and comfortable with a large bathroom
lovely garden with friendly pets
nat & didier our hosts were wonderful
nothing too much trouble for hosts
short pleasant walk across bridge into town
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4. Room with a pool in Salon-de-Provence, France (from USD 46)

This VRBO listing is a private room with pool access, located in Salon-de-Provence. This commune is where stage 19 of the tour will finish. Aside from the tour, this small commune also has interesting things to offer its guests, such as old churches and castles. The property is best for couples while the small pool gives it a nice touch.

4.96 km (3.1 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
36 reviews   Wifi Available
House 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
extremely nice with great owners
very friendly host and helpful range of basics provided
the french people including our hosts stephanie and guillaume are ever so nice and polite
ideal location for touring provencal villages and walking to and from the centre of salon de provence
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5. Luxury studio loft in Paris (from 163 USD)

The final stage of the tour always ends in Paris, particularly along the famous Champs-Elysees. And because it can be an expensive place to stay, we have a recommendation for you that will fit your budget as you end your cycling fan moments in the City of Lights. Its location is one of the best things about this VRBO listing, because it is only a few minutes away from Champs-Elysees. It is a luxury studio loft with everything you need for your stay, so it won’t be a surprise if you stay even after the tour. The loft can comfortably sleep up to 4 people, while self-catering is possible with its fully equipped kitchen.

Luxury studio loft in Paris

Price: from 163 USD

Number of Guests: up to 4

6. Cottage in the heart of a beautiful small village, La Planche de Belle Filles, France (from USD 60)

Stage 5 of this year’s tour is considered a medium mountain stage and thus ends in La Planche de Belle Filles, an area known for its ski resorts during winter time. This Homeaway rental is located not far from La Planche de Belle Filles, only 39 km (about 24.2 mi) away. This quaint cottage is located in a small and quiet village between the towns of Lure and Hericourt. With its two bedrooms, it can comfortably sleep up to 5 people, so it is best for a small family. Cooking meals is possible with a fully equipped kitchen, and you will have the whole cottage all to yourself.

459.31 km (285.5 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
4 reviews   Wifi Available
cottage 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 5
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 30 days before check-in.

7. Apartment in town center with terrace, Beaune, Côte-d'Or, France (from USD 71)

The commune of Nuits-Saint-Georges is part of Beaune, Côte-d'Or and is the stage finish of 7th stage, which originates from Troyes. This area is also part of the wine producing Burgundy region of France, so aside from being cycling fans, you can also try local wines. This VRBO listing is an apartment located on the top floor of a small building. The building is only 200 m (about 657 ft) from downtown, so its location is good if you want a night out. Its terrace overlooks the downtown area, as well as some nearby vineyards. It has a fully equipped kitchen and a dining area good enough for 6 people. A master bedroom can accommodate 2 adults, while the living room has a sofa bed that can sleep two to three more.

Beaune, Bourgogne-Franche-Comté, FR
378.32 km (235.1 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
13 reviews  
Apartment 5 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we would recommend this apartment to anyone who is fit for stairs
the location is ideal and the accommodation was very comfortable and quiet
great location easy walk into the town centre apartment clean but be prepared for stairs 4th floor no lift
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8. Apartment in the center of it all, Paris

Another Paris vacation rental through Airbnb features a private room in the center of it all. According to one review, its location and its host are the best things about it. This rental is perfect for couples or individuals who prefer the accessibility of Paris’ sights, such as the Arc de Triomphe.

Paris, Île-de-France, France
621.32 km (386.1 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
333 reviews  
Private room in apartment 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wi-fi is a little inconsistent but when it works it's ok
the room is old-fashion and fantastic
comfortable bed large spacious room
the bed is comfortable as well
bathroom & shower was clean
the flat is clean and nicely decorated
the room is clean and spacious
the shower room is very modern and very clean
room was clean and check in was smooth
the hosts were very nice hospitable and provided very prompt responses
host is wonderfully warm and accommodating
elo was a great host and very responsive with requests
elo was a perfect host
elo was a great host
amazing location close to everything
the location is great
it is really good location you cannot complain about the location
the location is the best part
it was in a great location with easy access to the metro station
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9. Lafayette room in Le Puy, Auvergne, France

This small commune is the stage 15 finish, as well as the stage 16 start. In between, cyclists will enjoy a rest day here. When in Le Puy, check out this Lafayette room on Airbnb. The price includes breakfast and its proximity to the center of town makes dining out easy enough to do. The property can accommodate up to 2 adults. With this rental, you can also enjoy the town’s sights such as the Notre Dame Cathedral, which is only a few steps away.

183.61 km (114.1 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
69 reviews  
Private room 1 Bed 1 Guests

10. Comfy condo for six

Spacious and comfy, this one-bedroom condo is a great place to stay for groups of up to six people. From the double bed to the well-equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and microwave, you and your group are promised a comfy hub that you can return to after a long day of touring. There is also a balcony where you can relax and enjoy the sights of the city.

The rental also promises convenience since it is close to a pharmacy, supermarket, swimming pool, ice skating rink, and many more, all of which are only a five-minute walk away.

189.67 km (117.9 mi) from Parc Fontaine Mary-Rose
181 reviews  
Entire condo 4 Beds 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
sylvie’s place was great it was very clean and had everything you needed
perfect thank you for being such a gracious host
good location clean apartment host answered any queries promptly
ideal place to stay for exploring briancon and the area
cosy apartment great location fully equipped and very clean
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From Belgium, to the French Alps, to Paris

Come and stay in any of these recommended vacation rentals during your cycling adventure with the Tour de France 2017. We have different accommodations for different budgets and needs, but in the end, it is the guests’ comfort that matters.

Disclosure: Trip101 selects the listings in our articles independently. Some of the listings in this article contain affiliate links.


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