Vendée - cycling and Le Tour de France

The Vendée region is hosting the Grand Départ of Le Tour de France 2018 on 7 and 8 July. The 1st stage sets off on 7 July from the island of Noirmoutier, goes down the Vendée coast before heading back inland for the finish in the town of Fontenay le Comte. On Sunday 8 July, the riders will set off from Mouilleron Saint Germain, travel through the Vendée countryside and finish in the Napoleonic town of La Roche sur Yon.