To any/all of those reading this who are either French or feel a connection to France, I absolutely love les trois premières semaines du mois de juillet: Le Tour de France! What a stroke of genius over 100 years ago for a sporting event that captures the heart of the world and displays the amazing cities and countryside of France. How could you not want to visit every ville along the route? I will be a bit sad tomorrow knowing that the broadcasts from France are over until next year.

All there is left to say is: "Merci, le Tour!" "Merci, Henri Desgrange!"