The Extraordinary Tour de France.

Crowds of smiling, happy people lined the streets of Perigueux last Tuesday to greet the start of stage 10 of the Tour de France through Sarlat and on to Bergerac. It was just what Paul and I needed to lighten the mood after we had just received some upsetting news. It lifted our spirits so much so that we began to focus on the positive rather than the negative.

So here are just a few of the many pictures taken last Tuesday.

Sky team bus

The amazing Sky team being presented to an appreciative audience.

Cheers for Chris Froome and the team.

TV interview with the King of the Mountains.

Riders looking relaxed and having a chat before the start of the race.

And off they go.

Second later all the riders were gone, having started on a 178km tour of one of the most beautiful parts of France

So over to our roving camera crew Sherry and Angus who took these brilliant pictures. Thank you so much.

The Caravan runs through Beynac.

Wow, brilliant


They look happy to be here, and who wouldn’t be enjoying the spectacular scenery of the Dordogne valley. Good luck guys.

“Come on Chris Froome”… Just a little bias there,

The Perigord will bring a smile to your faces too.

Event:- 14th July – Fête National, all across France.



7 thoughts on “The Extraordinary Tour de France.

  1. How wonderful to be a part of the start of stage 10 it looks so exciting and festive. So many of our friends all over the world are watching the Tour de France on TV and loving it, as well as France’s magnificent scenery. What a privilege to live here amongst our wonderful French neighbours and soak up all the history and beauty of the region.

  2. How amazing that you managed to get such great photos and be part of the excitement and mayhem of the start of Stage 10 considering your beginning to the day! We love your blog about Daglan and life in the Perigord. You always paint such a delightful picture and capture the essence of life here. We’re so glad that the Daglan Mairie is recognising your blog for your positive and lovely portrayal of life lived well in Daglan.

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