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Tour de France
The world's most famous cycle race celebrates its centenary this year, and with the Continent a mere ferry or train ride away you could easily be a part of the action.
The race itself covers almost 3,500 km over 21 stages, so there are plenty of points to catch some of the cycling for yourself.
Le Tour always finishes in Paris, with a spectacular celebration on the Champs-Élysées.
Le Mont St Michel
The competition covers a gruelling three-week period, broken down into day-long stages.
To mark the centenary of the Tour, this year's race begins in Corsica for the first time. Head to Bastia or Ajaccio for a glimpse of the competitors. Stay in one of the towns along the route, or take your car and shadow the riders all the way.
These are just a handful of the places you could catch the race in mainland France:
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