Tour de France is a famous 3-week long bicycle race that takes place in France and some adjacent countries annually.
The race is a centrepiece to the cycling season and a major event that every serious rider works hard to participate in.
After starting in 1903, Tour de France has turned into one of the biggest sporting events in the world. The 2017 race will be the one hundred and fourth edition.
Tour de France is also a major tourist attraction with fans coming from all over the world each year, turning what was once a simple cycling event into a 3-week long festival.
When attending Tour de France 2017, it is recommended that you arrive at the venue of each stage at least 2 hours before. This is to secure the best spot which will allow you to see and cheer the riders on as they pass through.
Due to the huge popularity of the race, you also must plan your accommodation and transport ahead of time (right now!) to catch the best views.
In this post you’ll be able to find and book the best Tour de France 2017 accommodation as well as view the race itinerary dates and locations…
Tour De France 2017 Route
Date: Saturday 1st July 2017
Location: ITT in Düsseldorf, Germany
Date: Sunday 2nd July 2017
Location: Düsseldorf, Germany to Liège, Belgium
Date: Monday 3rd July 2017
Location: Verviers, Belgium to Longwy, France
Date: Tuesday 4th July 2017
Location: Mondorf les Bains, Luxembourg to Vittel, France
Date: Wednesday 5th July 2017
Location: Vittel, France to La Planche des Belles Filles, France
Date: Thursday 6th July 2017
Location: Vesoul, France to Troyes, France
Date: Friday 7th July 2017
Location: Troyes, France to Nuits Saint Georges, France
Date: Saturday 8th July 2017
Location: Dole, France to Station des Rousses, France
Date: Sunday 9th July 2017
Location: Nantua, France to Chambéry, France
– rest day
Date: Monday 10th July 2017
Rest day in Dordogne, France
Date: Tuesday 11th July 2017
Location: Périgueux, France to Bergerac, France
Date: Wednesday 12th July 2017
Location: Eymet, France to Pau, France
Date: Thursday 13th July 2017
Location: Pau, France to Peyragudes, France
Date: Friday 14th July 2017
Location: Saint Girons, France to Foix, France
Date: Saturday 15th July 2017
Location: Blagnac, France to Rodez, France
Date: Sunday 16th July 2017
Location: Laissac Sévérac l’Église, France to Le Puy en Velay, France
– rest day
Date: Monday 17th July 2017
Rest day in Le Puy en Velay, France
Date: Tuesday 18th July 2017
Location: Le Puy en Velay, France to Romans sur Isère, France
Date: Wednesday 19th July 2017
Location: La Mure, France to Serre Chevalier, France
Date: Thursday 20th July 2017
Location: Briançon, France to Col d’Izoard, France
Date: Friday 21st July 2017
Location: Embrun, France to Salon de Provence, France
Date: Saturday 22nd July 2017
Location: ITT in Marseille, France
Date: Sunday 23rd July 2017
Location: Montgeron, France to Paris, France
Best Locations to Visit During Tour de France 2017 & Where To Stay
According to bicycling.com, there are 6 best stages and locations to be at during Tour de France 2017…
We have listed these below along with the start and finish points and best Tour de France accommodation…
Stage 1 – ITT in Düsseldorf, Germany
On Saturday 1st July, Tour de France 2017 kicks off in Düsseldorf, Germany with a 14km time trial course. Almost 10 of those 14km will be on the banks of the Rhine river or on the bridges above it with very few bends along the way. Don’t miss the excitement of the first day!
1. AM SPICHERNPLATZ in Dusseldorf, Germany
Stay close to all the Tour de France day one action at Hotel Am Spichernplatz, situated just 7 minutes drive from the starting point of the race.
If you don’t want to miss a single moment of the race, then Am Spichernplatz is the perfect place for you!
Along with the proximity of the race starting venue, you’ll get all the homely comforts you need in this clean, cosy and affordable 3-star hotel.
The standard rooms are equipped with satellite TV (approx. 30 free channels), radio, wireless LAN, direct dial telephone with wake-up service. The ensuite bathroom is fitted with shower, hairdryer and cosmetic mirror.
Standard PLUS rooms are larger and also have larger bathrooms. They come complete with a king-size bed, large flat-screen TV and coffee/tea bar. The non-alcoholic minibar drinks as well as the use of the sauna and solarium are included in the price.
Düsseldorf hosts many international and local festivals and events every year, Tour de France being one of the major ones. Here you can enjoy a comfortable stay and engage in all the Tour de France action!
Price on this date: From $47
2. NH DUESSELDORF CITY NORD in Dusseldorf, Germany
NH Düsseldorf City Nord is another stylish hotel located nearby the inaugural venue of Tour de France 2017. Just a few minute’s drive from the hotel you’ll be in the centre of all the action.
Renovated in 2017, NH Düsseldorf City Nord is located in the city centre and close to the airport and exhibition grounds.
This allows you to easily reach all of the interesting attractions in Dusseldorf, thanks to the excellent connection to the public transport network being on your doorstep.
This hotel has both standard and superior rooms, all of which are very bright and modern! The bathrooms have either a bathtub with a glass partition or a spacious shower.
If you decide to go superior you’ll also enjoy a Nespresso machine and tea making facilities.
Some of the units even have connecting rooms that can be used for bigger families or groups.
Come morning time, you’ll find a delicious breakfast buffet with a selection of fruit, yogurt and muesli as well as eggs, sausages and much more at their chic on-site restaurant.
When lunch and dinner roll around, they serve modern Mediterranean and regional dishes of the season.
Price on this date: From $191
Stage 5 – Vittel, France to La Planche des Belles Filles, France
On Wednesday 5th July, cyclists will face a short but steep climb which ends with a 20 percent ramp to the finish. This will be the third time Tour de France cyclists will climb the La Planche des Belles Filles.
1. HOTEL MERCURE VITTEL in Vittel, France
Cyclists will begin Stage 5 of Tour de France 2017 from the French town of Vittel. Ensure that you catch the beginning of the race by staying at Hotel Mercure Vittel, which is just a few minutes walk from the starting point.
The hotel is located in the centre of Vittel, one of the best spa towns in France!
This 4-star hotel is adjacent to the Casino, and a stones throw away from Parc Thermal. The peaceful setting offers tranquility and makes Hotel Mercure Vittel a reflection of the ideal Tour de France accommodation.
The air-conditioned rooms are spacious, bright and well furnished for your comfort. Featuring satellite TV, a mini-fridge, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee making facilities, you’ll have everything you need here.
Start the day with a hot and cold buffet breakfast complete with a wide selection of choices or if you prefer to sleep in, then order breakfast in your room.
LE PRIVILEGE restaurant is located on the ground floor and serves lunch and dinner until midnight. Or if you’re just a bit peckish, try out their snacks in the bar!
Price on this date: From $116
2. LE PRE SERROUX in Champagney, France
Stage 5 of Tour de France 2017 will finish at La Planche des Belles Filles, a ski station in the Vosges Mountains. It has been used as the ending point of this stage since 2012.
Don’t miss any of the excitement, book your hotel nearby!
Hotel Le Pre Serroux is situated in the village of Champagney, only a half an hour drive from La Planche des Belles Filles.
Surrounded by a beautiful park and lake, this is the perfect hotel to relax and get comfortable, yet still be near to the race.
Hotel Le Pre Serroux recently went through a complete renovation and was finished in décor inspired by the twentieth century.
The hotel has 25 rooms, each with an en-suite bathroom, TV, telephone, hairdryer and a mini fridge.
For your relaxation, the hotel also offers a sauna, jacuzzi, fitness area and indoor swimming pool.
In the morning, you’ll enjoy a rich and varied buffet breakfast either in the restaurant or on their beautiful summer terrace.
Price on this date: From $73
Stage 9 – Nantua, France to Chambéry, France
On Sunday 9th July, cyclists will ride through Jura, an eastern region in France which is known for its short, steep ascents. The highlight of this stage is the a climb up the most difficult side of the Grand Colombier.
1. HOTEL RESTAURANT DE L’EMBARCADERE in Nantua, France
Set against a beautiful backdrop of mountains and lakes, Hotel l’Embarcadere invites you for a Tour de France stopover in style and comfort.
Stage 9 of Tour de France 2017 will start from Nantua, a lovely mountainous town with lakes and national parks…
In fact, the starting point of this stage is just 5 minutes drive from the hotel, so you’ll be able to watch the race and make the most of your incredible surroundings!
For a comfortable stay with views of the lake or mountains, the hotels’ 49 air-conditioned rooms are equipped with flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi, and telephone.
Here you can enjoy your buffet breakfast with a view as Hotel l’Embarcadere boasts an amazing space for outdoor dining with a panoramic outlook to the mountains.
While you’re not watching the race, you can also go fishing in the Nantua Lake or take a drive to the Jura Natural Reserve, both of which are close to the hotel.
Price on this date: From $84
2. BEST WESTERN ALEXANDER PARK in Chambery, France
Stage 9 of Tour de France 2017 finishes in Chambery, a beautiful French ski resort. Racers will climb up the Grand Colombier mountain, so you can’t miss the opportunity to watch this event!
Hotel Best Western Alexander Park is just 5 minutes drive away from the end point of the stage 9 race making it a fantastic accommodation option.
The hotel is conveniently located near the largest ski area in Europe and Lake Bourget, the largest natural lake in France. The nearby regional parks of Chartreuse and Bauges are a hikers’ paradise and it also boasts an impressive landscape that nature lovers will appreciate…
So even when you’re not watching the race, you’ll have so much to see and do!
Hotel Best Western Alexander Park offers exclusive services, including free private parking. Inside your comfortable and well equipped room you’ll have access to WiFi, a flat-screen TV, safety deposit box and private ensuite bathroom.
There’s also an outdoor swimming pool on the property, perfect for the European summer month of July!
If you’re wanting to discover the majestic region of Savoie and Mont Blanc whilst catching the exciting end to stage 9 of the race, this is your ideal stage 9 Tour de France accommodation.
Price on this date: From $91
Stage 13 – Saint-Girons, France to Foix, France
On Friday 14th July, cyclists will be on their second day riding through the Pyrenees. At 100km, this is the shortest road stage and contains 3 climbs, including the steep Mur de Peguere.
1. EYCHENNE HOTEL in Saint-Girons, France
The race will get so exciting at this stage so don’t take any chances and stay close to the venue! Eychenne Hotel is within walking distance, only 6 minutes from the starting point.
Located in the Pyrenean Mountains and in the heart of Pyrenees natural park, this hotel has a total area of 4000 m², which you’ll only realise once you enter.
With a total of 37 unique rooms, all decorated with antique furniture, you can choose from a junior suite or suite…
Depending on your choice, rooms can accommodate up to 6 people, some of which being contiguous which allows families to stay together but enjoy privacy at the same time.
Eychenne Hotel is home to a fantastic outdoor swimming pool where you can enjoy relaxation, tranquility, and sunshine while you’re not watching the race. Here you can order fresh juices, snacks and ice cream!
The on-site restaurant comprises three very different spaces to dine from – the large room, the garden, and the terrace. This unique restaurant serves only fresh products and the menu changes every day.
Here you can stay close to the kick-off of stage 13 in Saint-Girons and enjoy an exceptional hotel experience at the same time.
Price on this date: From $87
2. HOTEL PYRENE in Foix, France
The finish line of stage 13 is in Foix, a small French city in the Ariège department. Nestled in beautiful nature, this town is a lively destination full of culture, entertainment, and history.
Hotel Pyrene is a fantastic accommodation option for stage 13 of Tour de France 2017 as it is located only 2.8 km away from the end line and only 1.5 km from the centre of Foix.
Surrounded by beautiful greenery, Hotel Pyrene sits on an area of 4300 m², complete with gardens and an outdoor pool.
All the rooms feature a flat-screen TV and an ensuite bathroom, free toiletries and hairdryer. Some of them include a balcony and provide direct access to the garden.
A continental breakfast is served every morning in the dining room or from the comfort of the guest rooms.
To get to the finish line even quicker, rent a car because this hotel offers free parking.
Price on this date: From $88
Stage 15 – Laissac-Severac L’Eglise, France to Le Puy-en-Velay, France
On Sunday 16th July, cyclists will make their way through The Massif Centrale, a region known for tough climbs and hot weather. The road never stops climbing or descending until the finish in Le Puy-en-Velay and the tight, winding roads and possible wind could make this one exciting day.
Recommended Accommodation :
1. LE CLOS DU BARRY in Severac-L’Eglise, France
The race becomes tougher and more exciting day by day!
The beginning of stage 15 is not to be missed, so stay within easy walking distance of the starting point in the Laissac-Severac L’Eglise area…
Hotel Le Clos du Barry is only a 2-minute walk away from where it begins!
Set in a former farmhouse in the Aveyron region, Le Clos du Barry is a beautiful quaint guest house complete with a garden, terrace, free Wi-Fi and a lounge room with games and books.
All of the cosy rooms at Le Clos du Barry have a private bathroom, while the family room has two separate bedrooms, a common area with a kitchen, a balcony, a large bathroom and a separate toilet.
Here you can enjoy a continental breakfast with hot drinks, juices, and homemade products as well as share a meal made from local specialties and vegetables from the garden with the owners.
On-site or within 20km of the hotel, you can enjoy a wide range of activities while you’re not watching the race, including horse riding, cycling, tree-climbing, and hiking!
This guesthouse is so charming and affordable, it makes for the ideal place to stay near to the race.
Price on this date: From $86
2. IBIS STYLES in Le Puy en Velay, France
Le Puy-en-Velay is the finish line of stage 15. This valley is a historical centre and an exciting place for sporting activities.
We recommend staying at Ibis Styles Le Puy en Velay for this event as it is located just a few meters away from the stage 15 end line.
This 3-star hotel is in the heart of the shopping centre and a few meters from the famous monuments of the area: Cathedral, Rocher St Michel, Notre Dame de France Statue.
Ibis Styles Le Puy en Velay offers soundproofed rooms, each equipped with free WiFi, air conditioning, a flat-screen satellite TV with international channels and a private bathroom with hairdryer.
Buffet breakfast is included in all prices and serves regional cuisines! The restaurant is open until midnight to serve you lunch or dinner.
In your downtime you’ll really enjoy exploring the historic centre of Le Puy-en-Velay with its quaint cobblestone streets and colourful facades.
Price on this date: From $86
Stage 18 – Briancon, France to Izoard, France
On Thursday 20th July, the cyclists will hit the Alps for two stages. After climbing the highest summit of the 2017 Tour de France, Col du Galibier, cyclists will reach the third and final mountaintop finish – on the famous Col d’Izoard.
Recommended Accommodation :
1. PARC HOTEL RESIDENCE in Briancon, France
Don’t miss this stage! Be a part of the history as the cyclists reach the great Alps mountain range.
You’ll need to stay within close proximity to watch the cyclists pass through this stage of Tour de France 2017 and Parc Hotel Residence is the perfect gateway.
Completely refurbished in 2014, Parc Hotel Residence is ideally located in the centre of Briançon, so you’ll only need to walk 3 minutes to reach the starting zone.
This 4-star hotel offers comfortable rooms decorated in light colours, all of which offering modern comforts such as satellite TV, en-suite bathroom with shower and WiFi.
On top of that, most of the rooms offer a pleasant view of Briancon town or the beautiful surrounding mountains.
At the hotel, you can take advantage of their free indoor swimming pool and sauna or take one of their free bicycles for a spin…
With Tour de France being right in the middle of summer, this is the perfect time to explore the city on wheels as well!
Price on this date: From $128
2. LES ESQUIROUSSES in Arvieux, France
Cyclists will climb the Col d’Izoard peak to reach the Stage 18 finish point of Tour de France 2017.
At Les Esquirousses you can stay right on the side of the road where the cyclists will be passing through…
Yep! Les Esquirousses is located on the route and only 7km away from the finish point.
Situated 1,780m above sea level in the incredible setting of Hameau de Brunissard in Queyras Regional Nature Park, the holiday village is at the foot of the Col de l’Izoard.
Les Esquirousses is home to 32 cosy rooms with capacity for 2, 4 and 6 people to stay. Each room comes complete with all the essentials you need to ensure a comfortable stay in the mountains.
On-site facilities include free WiFi, a sauna, a restaurant, and a bar. In addition, packed lunches can be prepared.
During your downtime, you can play tennis on site, as well as practice summer activities such as cycling and hiking in the surrounding area.
Price on this date: From $160
Stage 20 – Marseille, France to Marseille, France
On Saturday 22nd July, the race starts coming to a close with a 23km time trial through the streets of Marseille. Marseille has welcomed the Tour 35 times in history but this is the city’s first time hosting a time trial. The 23km ride along the Mediterranean coast will start and finish inside Marseille’s famous velodrome.
Recommended Accommodation :
1. AC HOTEL BY MARRIOTT MARSEILLE PRADO VELODROME in Marseille, France
Since the start and finish point of Stage 20 will be at the same venue, the Orange Velodrome Marseille, it is recommended to reserve your accommodation near this spot.
Discover the 4-star AC Hotel Marseille Prado Vélodrome, ideally located in the heart of the Prado district, just steps away from the Orange Velodrome Stadium.
Right in the heart of Marseille and close the beach, AC Hotel Marseille Prado Vélodrome is ideal for your stay during Tour de France 2017. In fact, you might want to spend a few nights here!
The crisp, modern decor and contemporary design at this hotel ensure that your stay will be of upmost comfort.
Choose from a Classic, Superior or Executive room, all of which offer everything you need to relax and enjoy your stay as well as stunning views of the Velodrome.
The property is also home to a lovely garden and Mediterranean restaurant which serves up delicious cuisine inspired by French and Mediterranean origins.
Price on this date: From $102
2. INTERCONTINENTAL MARSEILLE – HOTEL DIEU in Marseille, France
You’re in Marseille to witness the 20th stage of Tour de France 2017 during the beautiful French summer – you might as well relax in style!
Perched on the hill of the Panier, Marseille’s oldest district, InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu is one of the most magnificent luxury hotels in Marseille and only 15 minutes drive from The Orange Velodrome.
Set in the former Hôtel-Dieu, a majestic 18th-century building, this 5-star hotel displays monumental staircases, vaulted passageways and wide terraces overlooking the Old Port.
InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu features elegant contemporary design combined with historical elements, ensuring a very pleasant stay indeed.
Inside your room you’ll have access to all the comforts you could think of, including a minibar, tea and coffee making facilities, ensuite bathroom, hair dryer, bathrobes, flat-screen TV, ironing facilities and more…
Some rooms also include a lovely private terrace and views of the city.
In your downtime, while you’re not watching the race, why not take advantage of all the amazing facilities available to you at this luxury hotel, including a mineral bath, indoor pool, sauna, gym and spa?
InterContinental Marseille – Hotel Dieu has two gourmet restaurants on site: the Brasserie Les Fenêtres and the gastronomic restaurant, Alcyone, where you can enjoy a meal anytime.
If you want to make the most of your Tour de France 2017 vacation, this is the ideal hotwl to do it!
Price on this date: From $295
Stage 21 – Montgeron, France to Paris, France
On Sunday 23rd July, Tour de France 2017 finally comes to a close in Paris after 3 massive weeks on the road. As Christian Prudhomme states on Le Tour, this is the stage where everyone will be counting the minutes or even seconds separating the best on the final podium. Don’t miss the exciting finale!
Recommended Accommodation :
1. CHATEAU DE MARECHAL DE SAXE in Yerres, France
At Stage 21, Tour de France 2017 eventually comes to an end, with the last stretch of the race starting from Montgeron, a city located just 25km away from Paris.
With the last day of the race beginning in Montgeron it is a good idea to stay the night before so you can catch the start…
The stunning Château Du Maréchal De Saxe is only 15-minutes drive from the starting point, making it an ideal accommodation option.
Set in a beautiful historic 17th-century castle in a 60-hectare park and thoughtfully decorated to suit, Château Du Maréchal De Saxe offers all the modern amenities you need for a cosy, comfortable stay.
Inside your unique and warmly decorated room you’ll also be able to make use of your private ensuite with bathtub.
With free WiFi available throughout the property, you can feel safe knowing that you’re able to check for race updates at anytime, whether you’re in your room, at the on-site library or making use of the outdoor garden furniture.
At the on-site restaurant, Les Menus Plaisirs, you can enjoy a buffet breakfast every morning and traditional French cuisine from Wednesday to Sunday lunchtime.
Price on this date: From $122
2. THE HOTEL DU COLLECTIONNEUR ARC DE TRIOMPHE in Paris, France
Tighten your shoelaces and be ready to hit the ground running to applaud the champions!
To finish Tour de France 2017 with a bang, riders will hit the famous Champs Elysees Avenue in Paris where speeds ramp up in eight laps of almost 7 km.
To ensure you don’t miss a thing, and to celebrate in true Parisian style when it’s all over, book your accommodation close-by at The Hotel Du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe.
Located just 10 minutes walk from Avenue Champs Elysees, The Hotel Du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe is a stunning 5-star Art Deco hotel featuring superior facilities such as an amazing Turkish steam bath, ball room French restaurant and rooftop terrace!
All of the contemporary rooms at this suave hotel are spacious, air-conditioned and equipped with everything you need to enjoy a very comfortable stay. Some even have a private terrace with gorgeous views of Paris.
Room amenities include an LCD TV, minibar, safe and a personal smartphone with internet access, unlimited domestic and international phone calls. The elegant bathroom comes complete with a bathtub, hairdryer and a bathrobe.
Stay in absolute style and comfort at The Hotel Du Collectionneur Arc de Triomphe and thoroughly enjoy the closing ceremony of Tour de France 2017.
Price on this date: From $312
With Tour de France 2017 fast approaching, people are rushing to book their last minute accommodation, transport and tours.
If you haven’t yet secured your Tour de France accommodation for any one of these 8 best stages, it would be very wise to book now, otherwise it’s all gonna go!
I hope that after going through our selected list of hotels in the best Tour de France 2017 locations you have a good idea of the options that fit your interests and price range!
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