Monday, July 25, 2011

Le Tour de France

So I really enjoyed watching Le Tour de France for the last week or so. I previously thought watching cycling on TV was boring, but how wrong I was!

The scenery as these athletes climbed and descended the Alps was stunning and marvellous. The athletes were physical specimens with great endurance, skill and stamina.

And so on to last night where they fought out the final stage at the Champs Elysees, where some of the most famous landmarks in France lie. The aerial views of the city of Paris were amazing! 

I saw the Bibliotheque Nationale de France, a stunning building. I also observed the famous Arc de Triomphe. The cyclists also cycled past the Tuileries Gardens which sit opposite The Louvre.

Fans of Dan Brown will feel rather well-acquainted with Paris from reading The Da Vinci Code. Brown describes action in the Tuileries Gardens and at The Louvre.

Seeing these live images and monuments last night, brought The Da Vinci Code flooding back and I feel like reading that great novel all over again now that I can really place these locations in my head.

Anyone else enjoyed watching Le Tour de France?

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