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Atout France Team in Sydney.

CYCLING TAKES A LEAD POSITION IN THIS ISSUE OF RENDEZ-VOUS EN FRANCE WITH OUR

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’m an accidental cycling enthusiast – my first bike was an unexpected gift

THE 100TH

20 years ago, and I haven’t stopped pedalling since. Of course, my weekend

ANNIVERSARY

circuit in Sydney ends with coffee rather than cardio crunches, and the fanciest gear I own is one pair of lycra pants.

OF THE TOUR

But the Tour de France is a thrilling event I obsess over year-round.

Whether crammed in among fans by the roadside in France, or nodding

DE FRANCE,

off trying to watch it after midnight (you must tune in to French cable, where

AND TOP NEW

25-year veteran journalists pour forth witty insights about every landmark along the way), the race is epic.

SPOTS FOR

As we go to press, cycling enthusiasts around the world are gathered in a frenzy of speculation as to the feats, heroism and intrigue that will unfold in 2013.

CYCLING.

After all, that is what’s characterised the race since its inception and this year – the 100th Tour – will be no different. In this issue of Rendez-vous en France, we explore the Tour’s history, strategic challenges and scenic highlights, pairing our story with an exclusive selection of photos from an upcoming exhibition in Sydney and Melbourne celebrating 100 years of the Tour de France. We hope you’ll feel inspired to cycle in France on your next trip. As always, the magazine bursts with new flavours in fashion, food, design, wine and more. We showcase the radical new waterfront precinct and cultural programme of Marseille in 2013, innovative dining spots in Aquitaine, and the style revolution happening in Paris’s 10th and 11th arrondissements. Happy reading – and bonne chance with your cycling adventures!

Patrick Benhamou Director Atout France France Tourism Development Agency, Australia and New Zealand patrick.benhamou@atout-france.fr TONS RECOMMANDÉS (3)

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Rendezvous en France 2013  

The official magazine of the French Tourist Bureau in Australia. From the grit and excitement of the Tour de France to the glamour of its ma...

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