Monday, July 11, 2011

Movie Monday: Tour de France

The Tour de France is not a movie, of course, but definitely something you can enjoy on TV with your kids.  Sports are always family-friendly television viewing, but besides the Olympics, most events aren't interspersed with gorgeous scenery of foreign countries.  The Tour de France route winds through France and a small part of northwestern Italy this year, and the frequent aerial helicopter shots of the regions' villages, châteaux, rivers, and mountains are awe-inspiring.

Some of the highlights the riders will pass by this year are:  such regal châteaux as de Pau, de Bouges, de Dinan; the spectacular cliffs in Cap Fréhel and lovely ski resort cities of Luz Ardiden, L'Alpe d'Huez, and Serre Chevalier; old historic cities such as Carhaix, the religious pilgrimage town of Lourdes, and Grenoble at the foot of the French Alps.  You'll definitely fall in love with the French countryside.

Coverage of the Tour de France can be found on Versus and NBC through July 24th.

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