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Clockwise In July

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Here is a more considered attempt at putting together the trip I want to take. The number of stops and days at each stop will be in a steady state of flux as I contemplate and research the places I want to go, but there is some reason to the route I’ve picked. I want to be in at least a couple of the Tour de France host cities and towns when the tour comes through. I have not done the logistics to determine exactly where I will meet up with the tour, but some of the smaller french towns I have selected are in my list because of their places on or near the tour route. I’m afraid I am trying to see a large number of places in a short period of time, so I’m sure the list of stops will change. Comment, please!

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As far as Le Tour, I would like to see the Grand Depart in Rotterdam on July 3, and camp out for one of the Pyrenean and/or Alpine stages in mid-late July. That would be enough for me. I don’t want the whole trip to be about bike racing.

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If you can find things to do in Luxembourg for three days I’ll give you a medal>I’d cut it down to a day and add 2 days in Brugges Belgium

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I know, right? I added Luxembourg just ‘cause it’s there, but honestly I don’t know anything about it except that Andy Schleck, a contender for the 2010 TdF, and his brother Frank are from there. Like I said, the number of days at each locale are somewhat arbitrary at this point. Thanks for bringing up Brugges. I meant to put that on the list. Home of Dr. Evil!

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I think you have a nice looking trip planned, nice mix of towns and cities and different regions. If you’re going to Toulose you should reallit hit Carcassone (one of the best preserved medieval fortresses around)