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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. She always wanted to see the world, which she did starting at 17 when she had the fortunate opportunity to study abroad in Rhonda, Spain. She traveled the world from Hong Kong to Taiwan, from Ireland to Austria, to Luxembourg, Liechtenstein and Monaco, and discovered the entire countries of Italy and Morocco. She really feels like a citizen of the world. She finally settled several years in Los Angeles where she worked at the French Consulate of Los Angeles. Passionate about the Arts and History, she earned a Bachelor's degree in History from the University of California Berkeley and have studied for a Master program in teaching at the University of Southern California, then she went on to teach French to aspiring UNLV and CSN students in Nevada. She is the founder and Editor in chief of French Quarter Magazine, in which she writes, interviews people in a wide range of circumstances, pitches story ideas to writers and journalists, takes photos, and is currently writing her first work in English, which spans the life of Coco Chanel and is filled with adventure, intrigue, history and love.

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