Experience the start of the Tour de France in Nice

Experience the start of the Tour de France in Nice

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Come and see the start of the Tour de France 2020, live in Nice, on Saturday 27 June. The Tour de France is the 3rd most popular sports event in the world. 2020 should be a memorable race with plenty of surprises for cycling fans. The Promenade des Anglais, the symbol of the city of Nice, will be at the heart of this 107th race with the start of the first 3 stages of the Tour de France. The Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice unveils the programme and the route for the 3 stages.       
 

Come and stay at the Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice and experience the Tour de France 2020 and the festive atmosphere at the world's number one cycling raceYour 4-star hotel in the centre of Nice is near the race start and will be decked out in the event's colours.

Make the most of your room to take it easy before the big start of the Tour de France and enjoy a front-row seat for the arrival of the Yellow Jersey.

 

Cycling fans: take advantage of the 420 kilometres of cycling trails all over the Nice metropolitan area during your stay, including the new bike lanes set up in the city and just opposite the hotel. 1, 2, 3, you're off!

 

2020 Tour de France card - Credit ASO
2020 Tour de France card - Credit ASO
 

Come and celebrate the big start of the Tour de France 2020

Watch the big start of the Tour de France 2020 in Nice on 27 June 2020The world's number one cycling race is beginning for the 7th time in the south of France and for the 2nd time in Nice since 1981. The city's exceptional climate and idyllic location between the Mediterranean Sea and the Esterel mountains make Nice the dream venue for cyclists.

The city of Nice is a great cycling region and for the 37th time is hosting the Tour de France, organised by ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation). The Tour's first visit to Nice was in 1906 (the year the Hotel Masséna was built) and the most recent was in 2013 for the competition's prestigious 100th race.

This year is the 107th race with the first 3 starts from Nice and 2 finishes in the capital of the French Riviera.

You can take part in the 3 days of festivities by being there at the start in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais and joining in at the specially created Fan Zone on Place Masséna and in the Albert I Garden.

Before the riders set off, don't forget to raise your arms to catch the freebies distributed from the extravagant publicity cars.     


Development of cycle paths in Nice - Credit Ville de Nice
Development of cycle paths in Nice - Credit Ville de Nice

 

Programme for a 100% cycling weekend in Nice

See the official programme of the Tour de France 2020 in Nice

  • Thursday 25 June 2020: Presentation of teams on Place Masséna, just a 2-minute walk from the Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice.
  • Friday 26 June 2020: training day for the teams
  • Saturday 27 June 2020: 1st stage, perfect for sprinters and covering 170 kilometres
  • Sunday 28 June 20202nd stage, this time dedicated to the top climbers over a distance of 190 kilometres in the mountains and featuring Col de la Colmiane (1,500 metres), Col de Turini (1,607 metres) and Col d’Eze (490 metres with 7.8 km at a grade of 7%).
  • Monday 29 June 20203rd and final stage in Nice starting from the Allianz Riviera stadium, with access by tram line 2, then line 3, right in front of your 4-star hotel.

 

Circuit stages 1 and 2 of the Tour de France 2020 - Credit ASO
Circuit stages 1 and 2 of the Tour de France 2020 - Credit ASO  
 

L’Etape du Tour de France 2020 for the first time in Nice

Nice will also be hosting the 30th Etape du Tour de France 2020 on 5 July 2020.

The event brings together cycling fans in the same conditions and along the same routes as the professional cyclists on the second stage of the Tour and just one week later. Over 16,000 registered cyclists will set off in the peloton over a distance of 177 kilometres. An early-morning sports breakfast will be served in the breakfast room at the Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice before each major sporting event.

 

Come and take part in this great challenge and/or watch the start of the world's biggest bike racethe Tour de France 2020! Book your stay at the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice now and be right at the heart of the action.