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My B. · Published on 18 September 2020 at 10h58
· Updated on 18 September 2020 at 16h07
On Sunday September 20, 2020, come and support Tour de France cyclists for their last stage. This year, the last stage will be very special because of the current health context. The day? 122 km between Mantes-la-Jolie in Yvelines and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées in Paris. Here is the route of this final stage that will name the winner of this Tour de France 2020! Discover the security and circulation system as well as health guidelines.
Tour de France 2020 came back this past august 29. A very special edition because of the coronavirus crisis with a very strict health protocol. After cols, falls, ups and downs, cyclists will arrive in Paris on Sunday September 20, 2020 for the 21st and last stage.
On the menu, 122 kilometers from Mantes-la-Jolie(Yvelines) to finish on a high note and on the world’s most beautiful avenue: the Champs-Elysées. This is an event awaited by lots of people: cyclists on one hand because they are worn out by the race and on the other hand, supporters, since the race has captivated cycling enthusiasts for years.
Here is the route between Mantes-la-Jolie and the Champs-Elysées in Paris:
Racing cyclists will first cycle to Aubergenville, before heading to Bazemont, Crespières, Villepreux, Fontenay-le-Fleury and Saint-Cyr-l'Ecole. Then will then cycle to Versailles, the Meudon Forest and Issy-les-Moulineaux, before joining Paris by the 14th arrondissement. They will race in the 5th and 4th arrondissements. Then, they will cover the traditional route of this famous last stage via the rue de Rivoli, the Place de la Concorde, and the Avenue des Champs-Elysées.
For safety and organization reasons, the Champs-Elysées will be closed to traffic on Sunday September 20, from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Every year, Parisians and tourists take a place on the Champs-Elysées to cheer champions. So, to make the sport event run smoothly and keeping up health guidelines, the Préfecture de Police is setting up a security and circulation system.
- Because of the pandemic and in compliance with the decree from July 10, 2020, 5000 people will be able to get to the Champs-Elysées open to the public.
- The access to the Champs-Elysées will no longer be open as soon as there are 5,000 people.
- Spaces set immediately close to the finish line and the podium, likely to attract crowds, will be closed to the public.
- The rue de Rivoli will be closed to the public.
- Barrier gestures will have to be observed and police officers will make sure everybody wears a facemask all along the route and in the departments crossed where facemasks are mandatory.
A protective perimeter will be set up by decree from the Police prefect on Sunday September 20 between 7 a.m. and 10 p.m.
This perimeter - within which the access and circulation of the people will be regulated - will be delimited by the following roads (included): Place Charles-de-Gaulle-Etoile, avenue des Champs-Elysées, rond-point des Champs-Elysées Marcel Dassault, avenue Matignon (between the rond-point des Champs-Elysées Marcel Dassault and rue de Penthièvre), rue de Penthièvre (between avenue Matignon and rue Cambacérès), rue Cambacérès (between rue de Penthièvre and rue ville de l’Evêque), rue de la Ville l’Evêque (between rue Cambacérès and boulevard Malesherbes), boulevard Malesherbes (between rue ville de l’Evêque and place de la Madeleine), place de la Madeleine (in the part included between boulevard Malesherbes and rue Royale), rue Royale, rue de Rivoli (in the part included between rue Royale and rue des Pyramides), rue des Pyramides (in the part included between rue de Rivoli and avenue du Général Lemonnier), avenue du Général Lemonnier, quai des Tuileries, place de la Concorde et pont de la Concorde, cours la Reine (between place de la Concorde and avenue Franklin Roosevelt), Pont Alexandre III, avenue Franklin Roosevelt (in the part included between cours la Reine and Rond point des Champs Elysées).
How to get to the Champs-Elysées for the finish of the Tour de France?
- Neutralization of the car traffic from 6:30 a.m. on the lower part of Avenue des Champs-Elysées (between Place de la Concorde and Place Clémenceau).
- From 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., neutralization of the entire avenue des Champs-Elysées within the following perimeter: rue de Tilsitt, avenue de Friedland, rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré, rue Saint-Honoré, place André Malraux,rue de Rohan, guichets de Rohan, place du Carroussel, guichets du Carroussel, pont du Carroussel, quai Voltaire, quai Anatole France, quai d’Orsay, place de Finlande, pont des Invalides, place du Canada, rue François 1er, avenue George V and rue Vernet.
- Metro: some metro stations by the sport event will be closed.
- Pre-sorting systems and sorting systems with possible palpations by the security, visual inspections and bag or luggage checks set up at different points of access within the perimeter.
- The points of access in the protective perimeter where pre-sorting systems and sorting systems are set up are set as follow:
- Corner of the Rond point de l'Etoile and Avenue de Friedland
- Corner of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and rue de Berri
- Corner of the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and rue du Colisée
- Corner of the Avenue Matignon and rue de Ponthieu
- Corner of the Avenue Matignon and Avenue Gabriel
- Corner of the Rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and Avenue Matignon
- Corner of the rue Miromesnil and rue de Penthièvre
- Corner of the rue Cambacérès and rue de Penthièvre
- Corner of the rue de la ville de l’Evêque and rue d’Anjou
- Corner of the rue de Suresnes and rue Boissy d’Anglas
- Corner of the rue Royale and rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré
- Corner of the rue du Faubourg Saint-Honoré and rue Boissy d’Anglas
- Avenue du Général Lemonnier
- Corner of the Pont Alexandre III and Port des Invalides
- Corner of the rue de Marignan and avenue des Champs-Elysées
- Corner of the rue Vernet and avenue George V
- People wishing to enter the perimeter are asked to
- respect barrier gestures (facemask and social distancing)
- anticipate their arrival at the pre-filtering systems
- only use aforementioned points of access
- avoid carrying bags
For people who are in the protective perimeter for the Tour de France finish
- You are not allowed to carry or use alcoholic drinks, excluding in the parts of the perimeters usually used by restaurants and bars holding the required authorizations
- You are not allowed to drive a car within the perimeter
- Dangerous animals are banned within the perimeter