Wimbledon and Tour de France
Wow, what a weekend June 21st was – the Summer Solstice, Father’s day, the British F1 races and lots of summer festivals all over Europe. Thank goodness that weekend is over.
And now to get ready for the next big weekend on July 4th – Independence Day for our American friends, the Tour de France starts off from Monaco and grand finals at Wimbledon.
Wimbledon is currently on in London and summertime is always a nice time for that holiday in England. So anyone from the Continent wishing to watch the grand final of Le Tenis on July 5, you’re lucky to be able to hop on the Eurostar to get into London in no time.
For me, the next most exciting sporting event coming up is Le Tour de France. Less than two weeks to go before these amazing champion cyclists punish their bodies on this most gruelling of cycling races. For us couch-potatoes, watching the mountain climb on television is painful enough.
The Tour de France has captured the imagination of many non-cyclists like myself and I’m sure lots of people are eagerly awaiting the start of the race. Londoners wanting to watch the winners ride up the Champs-Elysee, I hope you’ve already got your Eurostar tickets and Paris hotel booked.
The Tour de France goes through some amazingly beautiful areas of France and to set you in the mood for the Tour, see what places are really like from Travel Signposts photos of France and some of our France country blogs.