My wife and I will be arriving in Paris at about 2:00 PM on Thurs., July 21. We would like to see the final 3 Tour stages but are clueless about our best options of getting to and staying in the St. Etienne area as well as getting to the race sites. Also, need advice on getting back to Paris and seeing the final stage.

It seems all the packaged tours involve many more days or just the final day in Paris.

Would appreciate any input from you on handling this (as a few people have described it) "high class problem". Thanks!!