With gruelling routes covering some of France's most beautifully scenic regions, the Tour de France is an iconic cycle race, attracting huge crowds along the route. The Grand Départ of 2019 takes place on the 6th July in the city of Brussels. The exciting mountains stages in the French Alps and the Pyrenees are especially popular.The races finishes in Paris on the 28th July.
There is always an opportunity to party around Lake Annecy and there are a whole host of sporting, cultural, traditional and international events which give the area a lively pulse. One of the main events is the Lake Festival on the first Saturday of August, culminating in 70 minutes of fireworks set to music and special effects. The spectacular fireworks draw huge crowds each year so be sure to go early!