Cartes du Tour is a collection of all 105 official maps of the Tour de France.

Cartes du Tour offers a unique view toward the world’s most prestigious bike race. With cooperation of the Tour de France and Amaury Sports Organisation, this larger-than-life book shares all the official maps of all 105 Tours de France. Each beautifully rendered map reveals the evolution and challenges of cycling’s most glorious and timeless race, celebrating the Tour de France unlike ever before.

Each Tour de France map is similar from year to year, yet always different. They trace the history of a country which evolves, which reveals itself, which opens itself up to its neighbors and which carves out Europe even as Europe’s borders tumble and sway.

These gorgeous maps of the Tour de France celebrate the race and showcase the aesthetic of the time in which they were designed. Cartes du Tour is a cycling collector’s dream and a thoughtful gift that any cyclist would welcome with awe and gratitude.

Cartes du Tour
Paul Fournel with foreword by Christian Prudhomme
Hardcover with four-color illustrations throughout.
9” x 12”, 248 pp., $50.00, 9781912164042
Published by Rapha Editions. Produced, curated and edited by Bluetrain Publishing Ltd.

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