Tuesday July 4th, 2017

Stage 4Mondorf-les-Bains / Vittel

Start 12h20 (Local time)
  • Christian Prudhomme's comment

    Passing through Schengen and before returning to French territory, the peloton will have confirmation it can go around freely… Without major difficulties, this stage should offer a second opportunity to the sprinters. Beware however, the roads of Meurthe-et-Moselle could be swept by the wind and that could represent a menace for the title contenders.

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On the road

 

La Moselle à Schengen. À l’arrière-plan, le barrage Schengen-Apach © Cayambe

Pop : 4,300
The small town in the canton of Remich owes its worldwide celebrity to the treaty signed on June 14, 1985, which put an end to the border control in Europe. The signature of the treaty took place on a boat anchored on the Moselle, the Princess Marie-Astrid. The deal created the Schengen space in which freedom of movement is guaranteed for all EU citizens. Twenty years after the treaty, a museum was created to celebrate the accord and its consequences.

Population: 1,045,154

Prefecture : Metz

Sub-prefectures: Thionville, Sarreguemines, Sarrebourg, Forbach

Surface: 6 216 km²

Specialities: macaroons of Boulay, Mirabelle liquor, plum tart, cheese tart, strawberries in Woippy, Paris-Metz (pastries), AOC wines of Moselle, pâté lorrain, quiche lorraine, Lorraine stew.

Sport clubs: FC Metz, Dragonnes de Metz (Metz handball), Metz Tennis de Table.

Events: Moselle Open (tennis), Metz marathon, indoor athletics meeting in Metz, Républicain Lorrain cross-country.  

Major tourist sites: Laquenexy fruit gardens, Château de Malbrouck in Manderen, Lindre departmental domain, Museum of the 1870 war and annexation in Gravelotte, Georges de la Tour museum in Vic sur Seille, House of Robert Schuman in Scy-Chazelle,European archaeological park in Bliesbruck-Rheinheim, Centre Pompidou Metz, Sainte-Croix animal park, Amnéville zoo, Center Parcs of Trois Forêts, Glass arts international centre in  Meisenthal, Citadel of  Bitche, Wendel mine in Petite-Rosselle, road of the Maginot line, Saint Quirin village, Saint-Louis crystal manufacture, Le Stock pond, Langatte leisure centre.

Cultural events: AOC Moselle wine fair, Cabanes Festival, Christmas in  Moselle, Fêtes de la Mirabelle (Metz), Passages Festival (theatre), Perspectives Franco-German festival (street arts and circus), Livre à Metz (book fair), Fête de l'U4 in Uckange, Hop Hop Hop festival (Metz)

Economy: tourism, industry (automobile sub-contractors, food industry, chemicals), services, agriculture

Websites and social networks:www.moselle.fr / www.mosellepassion.fr / www.kirbysuperheros.fr / www.facebook.com/departement57 /  www.facebook.com/SitesMosellePassion/ www.instagram/mosellepassion    

La Moselle à Schengen. À l’arrière-plan, le barrage Schengen-Apach © Cayambe

Pop : 4,300
The small town in the canton of Remich owes its worldwide celebrity to the treaty signed on June 14, 1985, which put an end to the border control in Europe. The signature of the treaty took place on a boat anchored on the Moselle, the Princess Marie-Astrid. The deal created the Schengen space in which freedom of movement is guaranteed for all EU citizens. Twenty years after the treaty, a museum was created to celebrate the accord and its consequences.

Population: 732,153

Prefecture: Nancy

Sub-prefectures : Luneville, Toul, Briey

Surface: 5246 km2

Specialities: Mirabelle, Madeleine of Liverdun, bergamot orange, macaroons, Côtes de Toul AOC wines, beer. Crystal of Baccarat, Daum, enamels of Longwy, faience of Lunéville.

Sport clubs: AS Nancy-Lorraine (football), Sluc Nancy Basket pro, ASPTT Nancy Meurthe-et-Moselle, Grand Nancy Métropole Hand Ball. Vandoeuvre Nancy Volley Ball. Grand Nancy Volley Ball

Events: Stanislas athletics meeting in Nancy, women's European handball championship, international basketball and handball matches, Swimming meeting, Nancy semi-marathon.

Festivals: Le jardin du Michel (Michel's garden, Toul), Nancy Jazz Pulsations, Baroque music festival (Froville), Mousson d'été (Pont-à-Mousson), La Haut Sur La Colline (Up on the hill, Sion), Italian film festival (Villerupt), Mondial Air Balloons (Chambley), Saint Nicolas Fair (Nancy, Saint Nicolas de Port), Nancyphonies, le livre sur la place (book fair, Nancy)…

Main tourist sites: In Nancy: Stanislas Square (UNESCO World Heritage), Palace of the Dukes of Lorraine, Jean Marie Pelt botanical garden, Museum of fine-arts, Villa Majorelle and museum of the school of Nancy. In Luneville, Château des Lumières. In Pont-à-Mousson, Premonstratensians Abbey. Château of Haroué, Saint-Nicolas de Port basilica, Toul cathedral, Vauban rampart in Longwy (UNESCO).

Economy: new technologies ad material for health and enhance the autonomy of disabled persons, creative industries, digital, ecological transition. 

Websites and social networks: www.meurthe-et-moselle.fr / www.facebook.com/departement54 / twitter.com/Departement54 / www.tourisme-meurtheetmoselle.fr / www.facebook.com/meurtheetmoselle.tourisme

La Moselle à Schengen. À l’arrière-plan, le barrage Schengen-Apach © Cayambe

Pop : 4,300
The small town in the canton of Remich owes its worldwide celebrity to the treaty signed on June 14, 1985, which put an end to the border control in Europe. The signature of the treaty took place on a boat anchored on the Moselle, the Princess Marie-Astrid. The deal created the Schengen space in which freedom of movement is guaranteed for all EU citizens. Twenty years after the treaty, a museum was created to celebrate the accord and its consequences.

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