The international reputation of Montgeron isn't only due to the birth certificate of the Tour de France in 1903. Approximately a quarter of a century earlier, the Rottembourg Castle frequently welcomed some of the key figures of impressionism like Claude Monet or Edgard Degas. A thousand kilometres from there, the visitors of the Ermitage Museum in Saint-Petersburg can therefore discover Le Coin de jardin or L'Étang, painted by the master of impressionism during his stays in Montgeron. Another famous painting from that period, Les Dindons, is currently on the walls of the Musée d'Orsay in Paris.

Rond-point du Réveil Matin, Montgeron © Ville de Montgeron
3-time stage city
Cantonal capital of Essonne (91)
23 000 inhabitants

Web sites

Official Timekeeper

Jersey wearers after the stage 21


Receive exclusive news about the Tour de France

Discover Historical Guide

Sponsorship and Environment

Since it was founded, Amaury Sport Organisation has been involved in various sponsorship and philanthropy activities. It is the generosity of sport that can be found in a certain number of initiatives aiming to invest in the workings of the disciplines themselves (sponsorship of the French Federation of Cycling), in a humanitarian and social framework, (Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque, Actions Dakar, Un Techo Para Mi Pais) or in the environmental sphere (Madre De Dios, selective sorting, etc.). Read more

A.S.O. is committed to integrating environmental considerations into the organisation of its races: Limiting CO2 emissions; A quality waste management policy for the spectators but also for the organisers and the riders; The promotion of cycling as an alternative, environmentally-friendly means of transport. Read more

Partners of Le Tour