'Tour' is a fat, glossy magazine with fabulous photos and all the low-down on the 2011 Tour de France - and it features French Connections places to stay close to the Tour locations. 'Tour' is described as the ultimate fans' guide to the great race. It includes exclusive interviews with Bradley Wiggins, the great British rider and Geraint Thomas, the Welsh superhero, and gives tips on bikes and equipment for cycling enthusiasts. There is a complete rundown on the stages, teams, favourites and bikes and a detailed stage analysis by Chris Boardman.
An article on 'Grand Tourism' reminds readers that going to France to watch the action unfold is an unbeatable experience with the bonus of riding some of the race's legendary routes. Among the suggested places to stay are French Connections' Old Salt House in Port Launay, Brittany (ID 152560), Grange du Devezou in the Auvergne (ID 154964) and some 300 properties within 30 miles of Serre-Chevalier for the Alps stage.