Celebrate your epic 500km LONDON-PARIS journey by watching the Tour de France pros race the iconic laps of the Champs-Élysées the day after you arrive in Paris.
Here are some top tips for watching the Tour de France:
1. Check out the Tour de France Stage schedule in advance. Estimated times for 2018 are as follows:
16:20 Caravan arrives
18:20 Riders arrive at the Champs-Élysées
19:00 Expected finish
2. From quite early on that day some Metro stations will be closed. You can walk to the circuit from the LONDON-PARIS 2018 event hotel in under 20 minutes. This will be your best option as traffic is also bad with many of the roads closed (map below).
2. Get your spot early (especially if you’re short!). The Champs-Élysées will be crowded. If you prefer a quieter spot you can walk down to the section of the route that goes around the Jardin des Tuileries.
4. There are few points to cross from one side of the circuit to the other, so don’t get ‘stuck’ on one side if you need to get back to the other in a hurry.
5. Enjoy yourself!
HotChillee LONDON-PARIS Tour de France VIP Finish Line Hospitality Packages
Located just a few 100 metres from the finish line on the Champs-Élysées the elegant Automobile Club de France is the prime location to experience the arrival of the Tour. The venue is inside the Tour de France secure zone with access to the trackside and the pro team buses.
There is an open bar with food served throughout the day. Sip champagne and enjoy live race coverage throughout the afternoon on flat screen televisions while you enjoy lavish hors d’oeuvres. Once the peloton arrives, head down to street level or grab a bird’s eye view from the grand balcony or roof terrace overlooking the historic Place de la Concorde and see the race pass by twice on each of the victory laps.
All VIP packages include a security pass, allowing entry to the ‘secure zone’. Places are limited and are available on a first come first served basis:
Package A – VIP lunch at Automobile Club – €555
Package B – VIP lunch at Automobile Club and twin room on Sunday night (sharing with another rider) at the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS 2018 hotel – €670
Package C – VIP lunch at Automobile Club and single room on Sunday night at the HotChillee LONDON-PARIS 2018 hotel – €790