Each July hundreds of thousands of fans head to France to watch its great annual bike race. But unless they’ve planned carefully, they’ll arrive to find full hotels, blocked routes, overpriced food, chaotic roads, and endless frustration as they try to get close to the race they’ve come to see.
Graham Watson’s Tour de France Travel Guide provides the ultimate insider’s access from one of the Tour’s most experienced old hands. In his 31 years of following and photographing the race, Watson has mastered the Tour’s daily challenges—where to eat, where to sleep, how to get around, how to see and photograph the race, and most of all, how to enjoy the greatest show on two wheels.
Now Graham shares it all in his beautifully illustrated guidebook. Featuring hundreds of Graham’s award-winning photographs along with full-color maps, travel tips, checklists, and travel resources, this book presents a fresh and unique strategy for getting around the Tour’s many daily obstacles to find a front-row seat for all the action.
Presented in a durable Flexibound binding, Graham’s guide also includes a clever menu decoder for quick reference when the waiter is tapping his pad, tips on how to meet the riders, a glossary of French cycling terms, historical perspective on each region of France visited by the Tour, and a special chapter on how to photograph the Tour like a pro. For the Tour’s legion of fans, Graham Watson’s Tour de France Travel Guide contains everything they need to watch, follow, and enjoy the Tour de France in style.
Paperback. Color photographs, maps, charts, and tables throughout.
5 5/8″ x 7 7/8″, 304 pp., $24.95, 9781934030387