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.
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.
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.
Top guest reviewsour favorite part about léa's place was having breakfast on the balconyit 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 staythe apartment is small but perfect for a couplea great apartment with all the essentials and a fantastic terracewell appointed and immaculately clean and extremely comfortablethe apartment was spotlessly clean and very much to our tastethe flat is small but really well thought out confortable clean and decorated with good tasteit has all house equipments one might need and is very clean and well keptthe house is in a good location clean and tidy i really like this apartment
Host:the landlord is very friendlyléa is a kind and helpful host and we higly recommend her apartmentléa is very responsive alsothanks for hosting us léawe really enjoyed our stay lovely and accomodating host great apartment and ideal locationRead more reviewslea's place is in a great location in chambreya great apartment in a great locationit is in a great location in the heart of the old townit is in a great location near restaurants and cafes and a short walk from the trainwe were able to park nearby but still enjoy the benefits of being part of the old city
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.
Top guest reviewswe enjoyed the breakfast of bread pastries fruit etc and great coffeeour room was spacious and comfortable with a large bathroom
Host:lovely garden with friendly petsnat & didier our hosts were wonderfulnothing too much trouble for hostsRead more reviewsshort pleasant walk across bridge into town
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.
Top guest reviews
Host:extremely nice with great ownersvery friendly host and helpful range of basics providedthe french people including our hosts stephanie and guillaume are ever so nice and politeRead more reviewsideal location for touring provencal villages and walking to and from the centre of salon de provence
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.
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.
Top guest reviewswe would recommend this apartment to anyone who is fit for stairsRead more reviewsthe location is ideal and the accommodation was very comfortable and quietgreat location easy walk into the town centre apartment clean but be prepared for stairs 4th floor no lift
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
Top guest reviewswi-fi is a little inconsistent but when it works it's okthe room is old-fashion and fantasticcomfortable bed large spacious roomthe bed is comfortable as wellbathroom & shower was cleanthe flat is clean and nicely decoratedthe room is clean and spaciousthe shower room is very modern and very cleanroom was clean and check in was smooth
Host:the hosts were very nice hospitable and provided very prompt responseshost is wonderfully warm and accommodatingelo was a great host and very responsive with requestselo was a perfect hostelo was a great hostRead more reviewsamazing location close to everythingthe location is greatit is really good location you cannot complain about the locationthe location is the best partit was in a great location with easy access to the metro station
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
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
Top guest reviewssylvie’s place was great it was very clean and had everything you needed
Host:perfect thank you for being such a gracious hostgood location clean apartment host answered any queries promptlyRead more reviewsideal place to stay for exploring briancon and the areacosy apartment great location fully equipped and very clean
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.
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