Heading to the Tour de France? Go to the mountains, eat local, and stay clear of the riders.
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- Seeing the Tour de France in person should be on everyone's bucket list.
- Three weeks long, colorful, and fast, it's called the world's greatest race for a reason ... and then there's all that delicious food and drink.
- If you go, there are some things you should consider doing - and some things you should definitely avoid - to make the most of your Tour.
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FRANCE - Everyone should go see the Tour de France. It's unlike anything else.
Forget that it's the world's largest annual sporting event and the greatest bicycle race. It's also a delicious party.
It's hard to mess up a visit to the Tour, so just go. But a few tips might make the experience a little easier and a lot more fun.
Here are our best bits of advice for anyone going to see the race in person.
Go to the mountains.
Go to the Grand Départ for the sheer spectacle.
Eat and drink local.
Skip the starts and finishes.
Go the third week.
Arrive early, leave late.
Stay out of the road, and don't touch the riders.
Finish in style on the Champs.