Vendée - cycling and Le Tour de France

The Vendée region hosted the Grand Départ of Le Tour de France 2018 on 7 and 8 July. The 1st stage began on 7 July from the island of Noirmoutier, to go down the Vendée coast before heading back inland for the finish in the town of Fontenay le Comte. On Sunday 8 July, the riders left from Mouilleron Saint Germain, travelled through the Vendée countryside and finished in the Napoleonic town of La Roche sur Yon.