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scroz 07-18-05 03:11 PM

Final Stage Street Map
 
Please help me, I am trying to finalise my plans for this weekend and have tried to find a map showing the route of the final stage as it goes around paris. Does anyone know where I can find a map showing which streets the route will follow as it approaches the champs-elysees?? Thanks loads DUDES :D

oboeguy 07-18-05 03:20 PM

No clue. Go to the C.E. reeeeeeeeeally early in the morning (like 7AM) and camp-out. Find out which nearby stores have bathrooms and you're all set. (been there, done that, bought the t-shirt (for once that's actually a fact))

scroz 07-18-05 03:25 PM

thanks dude, I am just wondering how close it passes by my hotel... but I will probly get to the CE at about 6 or 7. Is that early enough to get a good spot?

french.ace 07-18-05 03:31 PM

Grab a good detailed map of paris like a Michelin (they should have those in London right?), and print out the detailed Itinerary from lelour.fr for the stage. With that and a map, you can figure out the route pretty good. I've done that a few times no problem. It gets a little complicated in the close suburbs.

If you want the streets in the city limits that lead up to the circuit they ride, get there real early and go for a walk up la rue de rivoli. The cops are usually out and the route should be marked and it's pretty easy to figure out how they are going to enter paris.

oboeguy 07-18-05 03:31 PM

I think 6 is a little early, but you never know. I'm pretty sure both times I got there a little after 7 and was able to get a great spot. PM me if you want more info, strategy for the day, etc.

french.ace 07-18-05 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by scroz
thanks dude, I am just wondering how close it passes by my hotel... but I will probly get to the CE at about 6 or 7. Is that early enough to get a good spot?

6 or 7 is plenty early in my experience. The choice spots seems to be along the wall of the Jardin des Tuilleries or near the finish line of course....

scroz 07-18-05 03:38 PM

I was just wondering, because the route is the same for the laps of paris every year, what streets it follows (e.g. it has a broad turn around that water fountain before going up the CE) and I thought there would be a mp somewhere. If anyone has been there before and can remember where they stood on the route or what streets it might go up thatd be a great help

french.ace 07-18-05 03:50 PM

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Originally Posted by scroz
I was just wondering, because the route is the same for the laps of paris every year, what streets it follows (e.g. it has a broad turn around that water fountain before going up the CE) and I thought there would be a mp somewhere. If anyone has been there before and can remember where they stood on the route or what streets it might go up thatd be a great help

It comes into Paris, and up la rue de rivoli->place de la concorde->skirts one foutains, up the CE and back down, skirts the opposite fountain in the place de la concorde, down the Voie George Pompidoui, under the tunnel to the other side of rivoli, repeat....

Check out this map and zoom in and scroll to the left....

http://www6.mappy.com/sido92eQijw9DD...cm1=250&brand=

scroz 07-18-05 04:07 PM

thanks french.ace that helps heaps. Im pumped now!!!

french.ace 07-18-05 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by scroz
thanks french.ace that helps heaps. Im pumped now!!!

I'm jealous now. :(

ed073 07-18-05 04:37 PM

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Originally Posted by french.ace
I'm jealous now. :(


Me too. I'm 18 000km away!!

oboeguy 07-18-05 04:37 PM

BTW, I don't think you can get a spot on the Pl. de la Concorde (having been unceremoniously asked by a gendarme to leave ...).

Take PICS and post here when you are done or prepare for BANNAGE from teh forum. :D


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