June 2018
June 22, 2018
June 24, 2018
Anjou velo vintage
SAUMUR, LOIRE VALLEY. All vintage and old bicycles enthusiasts will enjoy “Anjou velo vintage” the highlight of which is a bike ride taking place on the Sunday and only open to people with bicycle dating from the early 20th century to 1987 and wearing dress no more recent than the 70s. Participants can choose between six routes ranging from 30 km to 120 km long departing from Saumur. The longest one called “Authentic 1868” follows a route comprising road and off road sections. The other ones follow the Loire Valley or explore the region South of Saumur. This event also includes concerts, dance courses, a vintage village featuring period furniture, flea markets of old bikes, frippery, music on an accordion background, a vintage evening with guinguette and swing music. Village open from 10am to 7pm. Dance courses from €20 to €60 Bike ride registration fees: €34. Information and registrations :
www.anjou-velo-vintage.com
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June 28, 2018
July 01, 2018
Natural Games
MILLAU. AVEYRON. The town of Millau hosts the Natural Games, an event dedicated to seven outdoor activities : paragliding, climbing, kayak, canoe, slackline, stand-up paddle and mountain bike. Based on a freestyle spirit, it proposes two different contests for every sport. One dedicated to the followers amateur and confirmed on adapted natural zones. The second reserved for the best world competitors. Dj’s, concerts, video performances and demonstrations are also planned for the evening and four secure spots allow the general public to test all the disciplines. Information and registrations :
www.naturalgames.fr
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June 30, 2018 Diamond League
PARIS. Seventh stage of the 2018 Diamond League, the Meeting de Paris will bring together top international and French athletes such as Christian Coleman, Nafitassou Thiam, Renaud Lavillenie, Christophe Lemaitre and Kevin Mayer. The meeting will feature eleven track events (men 100 m, 200 m, 110 m hurdles, 400 m hurdles, 800 m and 1500 m, women 110 m hurdles, 200 m, 400 m, 800 m and 3000 m steeple) and seven field events (men long jump, shot put, discus throw and pole vault, women high jump, triple jump and discus throw). Stade Charlety. 75013 Paris. Opening of the doors at 5pm. Meeting starts at 6pm. Admission : €25 to €60. Information and bookings :
www.diamondleague-paris.com
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July 2018
July 07, 2018
July 08, 2018
Mountain bike weekend
TROIS VALLEES, ALPS. The Trois Vallées Addict Tour is a bike event open to everyone that takes place over one weekend in the resorts of Méribel, Courchevel, La Tania, Les Menuires, Val Thorens and Brides les Bains. On the first day there there is a free bike timed descent from the Saulire peak to Brides-les-Bains. Then the second day there is a 84 kms “Rando Tour” going through all the resorts. But there are also shorter and less demanding itineraries as it is possible to start in any of the resorts, to do circular routes around each of them and to use ski lifts to by pass the toughest sections. Registration fees : from €23 to €40 per competition. Information and registrations : 0479262488
addicttour.les3vallees.com/
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September 2018
September 07, 2018
September 09, 2018
Médoc Marathon
MEDOC. NEAR BORDEAUX. There is no other Marathon like the Marathon du Médoc, a race that is notorious for its rare blend of wine tasting and marathon running. The region's world-famous chateaux - including Chateau Mouton-Rothschild, Chateau Grand Puy Ducasse, Chateau Gruaud-Larose, Chateau Beychevelle or Chateau Cordeillan-Bages - open their grounds and cellars to offer runners some of the world's most respected wines at 22 drinks stations along the route. There are also 21 food stands serving local delicacies from foie gras and oysters to ham, steak, cheese and ice cream. Fancy-dressed runners are numerous and prizes are awarded for the best costumes. “Funfair” is the theme of the 2018 edition. The race is limited to 8,500 participants but it attracts more than 100 000 spectators and the party starts well before it begins though. The night before, Château Marquis de Terme hosts a Pasta Party, while in the town of Pauillac a party continues well into the night on the quays of Gironde and in the Marathon village where numerous bands give concerts and where there are many restaurants. In the evening after the marathon, a huge free ball open to all and a fireworks display also take place in Pauillac. On the Sunday morning, a 9 km long relaxing walk named Recovery Walk takes place through the vineyards around Château Marquis de Terme where is also held a gastronomic lunch. Marathon at 9.30 am. Registration : €87, €130 with the Pasta Party Information :
www.marathondumedoc.com
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