The Tour de France is the best time to see the most beautiful landscapes of France.
Make use of this opportunity to go on a family holiday during any stage of the 2018 Tour de France!
Summer is here, the days are getting longer and the temperature is warming up … it’s the perfect time to get on the saddle while enjoying the fantastic French landscapes. On the occasion of the 2018 Tour de France, HomeExchange has selected accommodations available for you in the best locations of Tour de France.
Go to the Vendee to see the start of the Tour de France
The Grand Depart of the 2018 Tour de France will take place this year in Vendee, Loire. The 105th edition of the Tour will start in the island of Noirmoutier and continue on the Vendée coast and end in Poitevin Fontenay-le-Comte marsh.
How to follow the start of the Tour de France? Organize a home exchange in the Vendee: it is an economic and wonderful solution to get to see the start of the Tour de France! Members of HomeExchange are offering their homes in the heart of the most beautiful regions in France. For example, you can stay at Marlene’s home in La Roche, Yon or in Vincent’s home in Sainte-Soline. Do not hesitate to contact our members by sending them a message to organize a home exchange for this July.
Christal spent a week in return at Vincent’s home: “Vincent and his partner welcomed us with a generous and a friendly breakfast, we had a very nice time. The kids loved the play area in the living room.”
Follow the 2018 Tour de France from Brittany
Cyclists will cross Lorient, Quimper, and Brest during the 5th and 6th stage of the Tour de France. Enjoy the landscapes of Breton and find comfortable accommodation in Brittany on HomeExchange.
Fabienne spent 6 days at Delphine’s home: "Pure happiness, a perfect home, a 5-star welcome, thanks to Delphine who made our stay in Quimper exceptional …"
The northern stage of the 2018 Tour de France
After Brittany, follow the Tour de France in the north with the next stages of the tour passing through Arras and Roubaix. You can take this opportunity to visit Belgium and bring your family to discover the diversity of this region.
Lory’s home in Arras is ideally located between 3 European capitals and promises a stay rich in cultural and diversity such as the citadel of Vauban or the abbey. Near Lille, Jason’s home in Marcq-en-Barœul is waiting for your arrival.
Spend your holidays in Savoy during the 2018 Tour de France
The 10th and the 11th stage of the Tour de France will be in the mountainous landscape with a passage to Annecy and Albertville. This is your chance to go to Haute-Savoie to breathe fresh air this summer.
Corinne’s home in La Roche, Foron, a small medieval town, is located ideally on Tour de France route to encourage cyclists. On the mountain, you have Christophe’s home which is a renovated farmhouse in the heart of the Bauges park, near the great alpine lakes.
“Our home is an old renovated farmhouse, at the foothills of Trelod mountain in Bauges. You can enjoy playing ping-pong, sauna or just the landscape!”
Enjoy the Ardennes and the Cevennes with your family during the 2018 Tour de France
The Ardennes gorges will give cyclists a hard time, but the landscape will not fail to astonish the spectators. The Masso Centrale is full of mind-blowing landscapes compared to the others on the tour.
At the foothills of the Larzac, the villa of Christophe, which is located between the sea and the mountains, guarantees you a holiday close to virgin nature. At Andre’s homewhich is located in the heart of the Causses, you will feel in harmony with nature immersed in a charming little village.
“Andre’s home is more beautiful than the photos, it’s in the heart of nature and we had a wonderful stay, walking among the Causses, the rivers, and the Aubrac plateau.” – Agnes, invited by André for 6 days.
See the 2018 Tour de France from the Pyrenees
The last stages of the Tour de France will take place in the Pyrenees with the route of cyclists to Carcassonne, Saint-Lary-Soulan, Lourdes and Pau.
Stay at Marie Odette home in Bearn with your loved ones in her spacious home that can accommodate 2 families, and is close to the Landes and the Basque coast. Rudy’s apartment in Mantauban-de-Luchon is also available which is at the heart of a typical Pyrenean village, this place with a rustic style will fascinate you.
“This is a Neo-Bernese home from 1978, in the countryside between a wheat field and a stable, in the heart of a nature reserve.”
Watch the arrival of the 2018 Tour de France in Paris and in Ile-de-France
With a ride through the Yvelines, the Hauts-de-Seine and finally the Champs-Elysées, do not miss the arrival of the Tour de France in Paris!
In Houilles, staying at Delphine’s home, you will be in the front row to see the cyclists go through this last stage. This architecturally designed home with large windows will make you want to organize an exchange. You can also organize a home exchange in Paris by staying at Marie’s home which is a quiet residence, not far from the Opera or Montmartre.
The beautiful villa of architect Delphine in Houilles, near Paris, is available for a home exchange this summer.
Now you know how easy it will be to see the 2018 Tour de France and admire the landscapes of the beautiful French regions!