The Tour de France is undoubtedly one of the most prestigious and grueling cycling races in the world. It captivates millions of spectators, brings excited visitors to France, and showcases the remarkable abilities of elite cyclists from around the globe.
Of course, for spectators, the Tour also offers a chance to explore the local culture, landscapes, and cuisines of each stage. Every year, the Tour’s route takes riders through dozens of towns and villages that offer a unique and memorable experience for those fascinated by the race.
One part of French culture you may like to explore is the local pubs and beer. owayo has created an exciting, interactive map to showcase some of the cheapest beers along the 2023 Tour de France route.
Whether you’re visiting France for the Tour or simply curious about some of the pubs along the way, this map will help you find affordable places to grab a cold one.
We’ve broken down some of the locations of the Tour and the respective beer pricing below, to give you a taste of what you could explore.
Stage 1: Bilbao
This year, the Tour de France begins in the Spanish city, Bilbao. Bilbao is famously known for the Guggenheim Museum and its Basque cuisine. Here, you can pick up a beer from Singular Bar for €6.
Stage 4: Dax to Nogaro
Dax to Nogaro is a flat stage of the race, partially taking place on the Circuit de Nogaro motorsport race track. This stage also features one of the cheapest beers along the route. Grab a €4 pint from Chez Quentin while you’re in town.
Stage 7: Mont-de-Marsan to Bordeaux
At this stage, participants cycle along a 170 km route from Mont-de-Marsan to Bordeaux. Bordeaux is, of course, famous for its wine, but it’s also home to a number of historic sites. Stop in and grab a pint from L’apollo bar for €6.60.
Stage 10: Saint-Ours-les-Roches to Issoire
After the first rest day, cyclists will tackle the Saint-Ours-les-Roches to Issoire hilly segment. Issoire is famous for its many religious sites. Pop by Kyllian’s Pub and pick up a pint for €5.50 while you’re in town.
Stage 15: Les Gets to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc
Les Gets to Saint-Gervais Mont Blanc is a mountainous stage of the Tour. This village is known for its winter snow sports, with this stage being the last one before the second rest day. Grab a €6 pint at Les 3 Mousquetons after watching the cyclists pump their pedals.
Stage 21: Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to Paris
Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines to Paris is the final stage of the 2023 Tour de France. Here, cyclists traverse a flat path, finishing at the Champs-Elysées. Pick up a beer at The Freedom Pint for €7 and celebrate the conclusion of an iconic sporting event.
We hope you’ve enjoyed learning a little more about the stages of the Tour de France route for 2023. If visiting France for the Tour, why not pop into some of the pubs along the way to sample the goods and cheers with the locals? There are plenty of great places to explore, and who knows – you may even get the chance to meet some of the cyclists themselves. Bonne chance!