Tour de France 2021 is back in France. This year's edition is more traditional given the improving Covid-19-related health situation. After cols, falls, ups and downs, cyclists will arrive in Paris on Sunday July 18, 2021 for the 21st and last stage.
On the menu, 108 kilometers from Chatou (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 Chatou and the Champs-Elysées in Paris:
Racing cyclists will first cycle to Poissy, before heading to Chavenay, and then Saint-Cyr-L'école. Then, they will then cycle to Versailles, the Meudon Forest, before joining Paris through Quai d'Issy. They will race through the Boulevard des Maréchaux, the Avenue Jean Moulin, Avenue Denfert-Rochereau, and Avenue de l'Observatoire, the Boulevard Saint Michel, the Quai des Grands Augustins, the Pont Neuf, the Quai du Louvre, and the rue de l'Amiral de Coligny. Spectators wishing to attend the Tour in real life will have to wear a facecover.
A specific system has been set up to access the final action of the Tour de France on the Avenue des Champs-Elysées and on this one only; the Rue de Rivoli, the Place de la Concorde, and the quai des Tuileries will be closed to the public.
To make sure the ultimate stage of the Tour de France takes place safely and to prevent any trouble, the Police Prefecture will instate a protection perimeter to access the avenue des Champs-Elysées from the morning until the Tour has passed. To access it will be necessary to show the health pass. Spectatos are recommended to come early to be sure they can enter the perimeter. Six entrances along the Avenue des Champs-Elysées are set and featured on the map.
Within the perimeter, facemask-wearing - although not compulsory - is recommended. It is ban to introduce, have, carry or drink alcoholic drinks, excluding within the parts of the perimeter occupied by restaurants and wine taverns holding the necessary authorizations.
Spaces set by the finish line and the podium, likely to drain a thick crowd, will be closed to the public. The Louvre and the Tuileries garden remain open all day.
Locals and professionals working within the protective perimeter can enter it through the different entrances featuring on the map and without the necessity to show a health pass.
Traffic restrictions are set up around the perimeter, the Police Prefecture invites drivers to widely go around the area. Metro stations by the sporting events are closed: Tuileries, Concorde, Clémenceau, Franklin Roosevelt, George V, and Chales de Gaulle-Etoile.
Dates and Opening Time
On 18 July 2021
Les Champs Elysées
75008 Paris 8