Tour de France in Ste Anne d’Auray!!!

Ok so as promise in my previous posts on some news from France, the tour de France passed very near me. In fact, the road that I always take to go to our capital city of Vannes, as they came from the coast on the D17 into city center Sainte Anne d’Auray! This town is about 12 km from home which we reach by the D102 road most often. I have written before on the Tour de France in my blog, and on the times we were there and pictures to show, last time by here by St Avé in 2015.


This time they came even closer on the 3rd stage of the tour de France passing by many towns in my Morbihan 56 breton. We waited for them here in Sainte Anne d’Auray which written on its famous lovely basilica in my posts. My Dad came with us for the first time in his new wheelchair!! It was easy and nice ,he love it did not stop talking!!!


We arrived by 12h30 and had excellent spot by the entrance to the Basilica de Sainte Anne on the road D19. We parked on the side of the monument to the fallen Bretons on a grassy field and walked five minutes to the above spot. Leaving was easy and orderly very nice organisation in my neck of the woods! There is the parade first!




The third stage of the Tour de France took place between Lorient and Pontivy, in Morbihan dept 56 , today Monday June 28 on 182.9 km from Lorient to Pontivy. The Tour de France were marked by the return of a festive atmosphere, with many spectators along the roads.



Nice towns we passed many times and even daily, the 3rd stage was awesome to say the least. You can see posts on these towns in my blog!

The start   of the 3rd stage will be given in Lorient, on the Quai Mansion, at 13h10. The peloton will then pass near Kervignac, Merlevenez, Plouhinec and Belz before joining Erdeven (13h50) then Plouharnel ( 14h). The peloton will then take the direction of Carnac, La Trinité-sur-Mer, Crac’h and Auray ( 14h30) before continuing towards Pluneret and Sainte-Anne-d´Auray , passing at 14h36 ( 2:36 p.m exactly!!). The runners will pass through Grand-Champ (14h55) before continuing towards Locmaria-Grand-Champ, Locqueltas, and Plaudren ( 15h15 ). They are expected between 15h20 and 15h30 at the top of the Cadoudal hill in Plumelec. The peloton will then join Cruguel, Guégon, and Josselin (15h50), then Forges-de-Lanouée and Pleugriffet ( 16h) where the intermediate sprint will be contested. Then direction Radenac, Moréac, and Locminé (16h30) then the Pluméliau coast (16h45). The riders will then start the last 30 kilometers of the event with a passage through Pluméliau-Bieuzy, Melrand and Guern ( 17h). They will pass through Malguénac before arriving in Pontivy where the winner of the stage should be determined around 17h30.


These are the participating runners born in the Morbihan: Warren Barguil (Hennebont), Jean Gainche (Remingol), Pierre le Bigaut (Guémené sur Scorff), Jean Le Guilly(Le Faouët), François Mahé (Arradon), and Joseph Morvan (Moustoir-Ac).

The official tour de France on the 3rd Stage in French:

The winner at Pontivy is Tim Merlier (Belgium) with the Alpecin Fenix team, and still overall yellow jersey is Mathieu Van Der Poel of the Netherlands, and, also, Alpecin Fenix team. The best French is second in the general with Julian Alaphilippe of theDeceuninck -Quick- STEP Belgium base.

The race continues in Bretagne with the 4th stage from Redon to Fougéres! And do not forget we still have the Tour de Bretagne coming up September 20 to 26 2021. Official webpage in French:

A fun family day near me and we love it, we came home for some real cooking rose wine from Château Cavalier and now resting as the needs are great starting Thursday July 1st. Stay tune!!!

Hope you enjoy the post and the tour de France in general and already looking forward to watching the rest on TV. And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all!!!

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