Media Release: As the Tour de France 2013 is on its way, follow us for another kind of tour to find out at your own pace, ‘Who’s behind the story’

HITTING various well-selected main spots from the different stages of ‘Le Tour’, we’ll be telling you stories of those that have settled in the different areas and that have contributed so much to the quality of the French hospitality there.

This year marks the 100th edition of the Tour de France, and with it comes a lot of money, and a lot of people!

Besides the 198 competitors, there is what is called the ‘Caravane’: a show in itself with the press centre (150 countries will be broadcasting the race), the organisation’s headquarters and, of course, all of the marketing and merchandising combined. This makes a lot of excitement for the spectators as well!

France is a country where people love cycling themselves, just like in Great Britain.

So, let the professional cyclists speed ahead, take your bike and go at your own pace, enjoying the great landscapes whilst discovering exclusive addresses for where to rest and dine.

From tomorrow, and every week in July, on our blog, we’ll invite you to meet various people who’ve moved from Great Britain and chose to settle in a particular area of France, to hear them speak about their projects.

In July, like Le Tour, we’ll start in Corsica, then head to Castres & Albi, stopping for a visit of the Mont St Michel in Normandy, and then climbing up the Mont Ventoux.

Don’t forget, France is not ‘Little England’ yet, but definitely the country of the art of living!

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