Le Tour de France begins today and looks back to the first Tour in 1903. Three grueling weeks of mountains and time trials, 2,000 miles, 23 stages, all culminating with a finish on the Champs-Elysées.
The Tour de France has visited every region of Metropolitan France except Corsica, but the opening stages this year begin on Corsica as part of the celebrations for the 100th edition of the race.
If you have no interest in the sport, you would surely love the countryside, the little villages, the chateaus, the mountain ridges, the coastlines. Take a look at the towns and villages of the 2013 Tour. There is much to be seen... and, it lasts for three weeks!
Le Tour de France
2013, June 29 - July 21
Corsica and France