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Published on June 25th, 2023 | by Isabelle Karamooz, Founder of FQM


Unleash Your Inner Cyclist: Tour de France 2023 Promises Adrenaline-Fueled Action and Breathtaking Landscapes

Get ready for an exhilarating summer as the Tour de France returns from July 1 to 23, 2023, with an exciting new edition that kicks off in Bilbao, Spain! Spanning a remarkable distance of 3,404 kilometers, this year’s race will feature 21 stages filled with captivating moments for cycling enthusiasts.

The route promises a diverse range of challenges, including flat stages, hilly terrains, mountainous stretches, an individual time trial, and two rest days. It’s an intense journey that guarantees thrilling competition and unforgettable emotions throughout the summer days.

Starting in the Autonomous Community of the Basque Country for the second time, after its debut in San Sebastian back in 1992, the Tour de France will venture beyond the Pyrenees with three stages before returning to France. Crossing six regions and 23 départements, viewers will have the opportunity to explore the stunning landscapes of the country from the comfort of their homes.

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This edition’s highlight is the legendary Col de la Loze in the Alps, reaching an impressive altitude of 2304 meters and serving as the ultimate challenge for the riders. Moreover, 12 new stopover towns will make their debut this year, adding excitement for both locals and fans alike.

With a meticulously designed itinerary, the Tour de France comprises eight flat stages, four hilly stages, eight mountain stages with four high altitude finishes, one individual time-trial stage, and two well-deserved rest days. Mark your calendars for the grand finale on July 23, 2023, as the race concludes in magnificent fashion between Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines and the iconic Champs-Elysées, the most beautiful avenue in the world. Prepare to be captivated by the spectacle of the Tour de France 2023!

Header Photo Credit: Jon Delorme

About the Author

is originally from Versailles, France. Isabelle harbored a lifelong fascination with exploring the world. Her journey began at 17 when she seized the opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain, igniting a passion for travel that took her across continents. From vibrant Hong Kong to picturesque Ireland, from the historic streets of Italy to the enchanting landscapes of Morocco, she embraced diverse cultures and experiences, truly embodying the spirit of a global citizen. After several years of exploration, Isabelle found a sense of home in Los Angeles, where she immersed herself in the vibrant cultural scene while working at the French Consulate. With a deep-seated love for the arts and history, she pursued her academic endeavors, earning a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California, Berkeley. Furthering her dedication to education, she has studied to pursue a Master's program in teaching at the University of Southern California, eventually sharing her knowledge and passion as a French instructor for aspiring students at UNLV and CSN in Nevada. Driven by her passion for storytelling and cultural exchange, Isabelle founded French Quarter Magazine, where she serves as the Editor-in-Chief. In this role, she orchestrates the publication's diverse content, from conducting interviews and pitching story ideas to capturing captivating moments through photography. Currently, she is channeling her creative energies into her first English-language work, a novel that delves into the compelling life of Coco Chanel. Filled with adventure, intrigue, and a touch of romance, her debut novel promises to captivate readers with its rich tapestry of history and emotion.

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