Sunday, June 19, 2005

Le Tour De France

Le Tour De France
Originally uploaded by thnkfst.
It's just about that time of the year again where the world will be tuning into the ever popular le tour de france.

The Tour this year stops in Mulhouse, France. The Alsace region is known to be rich in Wines and small villages. It was also the region where I lived in 2003 to 2004.

I've missed the last couple of tours narrowly. As seen in this photo which I took in July 2003, much of the streets along the Champs Elysees advertise and adorn the wears leading up to the famous bicycle around Le Champs Elysees.

We visited Paris just about a week before the race came into town. But instead got to celebrate the french Bastille Day on July 14, 2003.

If you are anywhere near the race, either in France, Germany or Switzerland, it is well worth getting a quick peak of the racers as they zoom past.

Most don't know this but the airport of Mulhouse is actually just off the border of Basel and is called the Euroairport. The Euroairport is closest to the Swiss border, just outside of Basel but still in France.

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