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Where To Watch the Tour de France in Paris

See the Cycling Competition in the City
Cyclists riding down the Rue de Rivoli.
June 26, 2024
The annual men’s bicycle race is back for its 111th edition in 2024. June 29 – July 21, the peloton will pedal through the French countryside, before crossing the finish line in Nice. Here’s what to know about this year’s competition and where to watch the Tour de France in Paris.

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The 2024 edition of the Tour de France gets underway Saturday, June 26 with riders setting off from Florence, Italy. After biking through Auvergne and Bourgogne, the racers make their way counter-clockwise around France, rolling through more than 25 different cities before reaching the finish line in Nice on Sunday, July 21.

Click here to see the map of the route on the official Tour de France website.

That’s right, for the first time since 1975, the Tour de France will not pass through Paris in 2024 due to the Olympic games.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy some cycling while in the City of Light. Here are our suggestions for how to watch the race in Paris.

The Tour de France in Paris

Follow from a Café or Pub

During what is undoubtedly the international cycling event of the year, many bars in Paris show all stages of the race, including a few classic Parisian cafés. We’ve double-checked for you and know that the friendly La Taverne de l’Olympia near Opéra and Le Viaduc Café under the arches in the 12th Arrondissement will both be happy to put on the Tour de France for you if you ask.

If you’re after more of a sports bar atmosphere though, your best bet is to head to an Australian or English pub in Paris.

Watch some cycling on the Seine at the Café Oz Rooftop near the Gare d’Austerlitz, sit at the counter of the cozy Cross of Saint George to talk cycling with an English-speaking local, or head to the small but super friendly fine spirits pub Wos Bar in the Latin Quarter to keep track of the peloton.

A few of our favorite cafés and bars in Paris showing the Tour de France:

  • La Taverne de l’Olympia, 25 Rue de Caumartin, 75009 Paris
  • Le Viaduc Café, 43 Avenue Daumesnil, 75012 Paris
  • Café Oz Rooftop, 34 Quai d’Austerlitz, 75013 Paris
  • Hall’s Beer Tavern, 68 Rue Saint-Denis, 75001 Paris
  • Wos Bar, 184 Rue Saint-Jacques, 75005 Paris
  • Cross of Saint George, 35 Rue Saint-Georges, 75009 Paris
Paris café to watch live sports
Le Viaduc Café, Photo © Le Viaduc

Editor’s note: Article originally published July 8, 2019. Last updated June 21, 2024.

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