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Mondorf-les-Bains / Vittel

Mondorf-les-Bains

Mondorf-les-Bains

The peloton will witness a day dedicated to water. It will indeed take off from the only thermal resort of Luxemburg. We will be on the territory of the Schleck family. Andy and his brother Fränk indeed grew up there and still live today in Mondorf-les-Bains. The city has never hosted the Tour but the visits in the Grand Duchy were frequent since the first stage finish of the Tour after the Second World War in 1947. Other than the winner of the 2010 Tour, three other riders from Luxemburg have claimed the Grande Boucle: François Faber (1909), Nicolas Frantz (1927 and 1928) and Charly Gaul (1958).

Hôtel de Ville, Mondorf-les-Bains © Mondorf-les-Bains

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Commune in the canton of Remich, district of Grevenmacher (Luxembourg)

Population: 4,970 for the communes  of Altwies, Ellange and Mondorf-les-Bains

Specialities: thermal water. Luxembourg: ham pie, steak and kidney pie, Riesling trout, plumb pie, wines of Moselle.

Celebrities: Frank and Andy Schleck (cycling)

Sport: US Mondorf Football, BBC Avanti Mondorf (basket-ball). Events : Schleck Granfondo, Flèche du Sud (cycling)

Economy: spa, casino, business hub Le Triangle Vert.

Culture: Synagogue (20th century), John Gruen monument (dubbed the strongest man in the world), Maus Kaett fountain, Art nouveau houses, aircraft museum. Events: braderie (street fair), Mondorffête.

Sustainable development: bike hire, 600 km of cycling trails in Luxembourg

Signature: « Luxembourg, let's make it happen » 

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Mondorf-les-Bains and cycling

This is the home of the Schleck family. 2010 Tour de France champion Andy and his brother Frank both grew up here and still live in Mondorf-les-Bains. They altogether won five stages of the Tour. With their father Johnny, who raced between 1965 and 1974, they have taken part in a total of 22 Tours. Andy, who retired with lingering knee problems, now owns a cycling shop in nearby Itzig. Frank put an end to his career at the end of last season.

Mondorf never hosted the tour but the race paid frequent visits to the Grand Duchy since the race resumed after WWII in 1947. Apart from the 2010 winner, three other Luxembourg riders claimed the world's biggest race – François Faber (1909), Nicolas Frantz (1927 and 1928) and Charly Gaul (1958). Luxembourg riders won 70 Tour de France stages, placing the small country ahead of Britain (66), Switzerland (60) and far ahead of Australia (28) or the United States (18).

Between 1921 an 1939, Mondorf-les-Bains was home to a Brussels-Luxembourg-Mondorf, race won among others by Sylvere Maes (1932) who would go on to win the Tour in 1936. 

Andy Schleck - Tour de France 2010 © Alain Mounic / Presse SportsSylvère Maes - 1936 © Presse Sports

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Commune in the canton of Remich, district of Grevenmacher (Luxembourg)

Population: 4,970 for the communes  of Altwies, Ellange and Mondorf-les-Bains

Specialities: thermal water. Luxembourg: ham pie, steak and kidney pie, Riesling trout, plumb pie, wines of Moselle.

Celebrities: Frank and Andy Schleck (cycling)

Sport: US Mondorf Football, BBC Avanti Mondorf (basket-ball). Events : Schleck Granfondo, Flèche du Sud (cycling)

Economy: spa, casino, business hub Le Triangle Vert.

Culture: Synagogue (20th century), John Gruen monument (dubbed the strongest man in the world), Maus Kaett fountain, Art nouveau houses, aircraft museum. Events: braderie (street fair), Mondorffête.

Sustainable development: bike hire, 600 km of cycling trails in Luxembourg

Signature: « Luxembourg, let's make it happen » 

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Sights

Thermal park
Over more than 42 ha, the park of the thermal domain has rejoiced nature lovers for more than 160 years. Its magnificent flower patches, its centenary trees and playgrounds make it a pleasant and relaxing haven. The Al Thermen, or old thermal baths, lose to the entrance of the park, the Orangerie, close to the Gander, the Waaserhaus – a amphitheatre for conferences – and the King spring are among the places to discover along the way for visitors following the paths. The park is also home to 21 sculptures turning it into an open air exhibition displaying works by Luxembourg and international artists.

Luxembourg aircraft museum
Since 2012 in the heart of the thermal park, the King Spring Pavilion is home to the first Luxembourg's aircraft museum. The first flight in the Grand Duchy's airspace took place in Mondorf-les-Bains in 1910. The masterpiece in the collection is undoubtedly the Klemm, a 1934 monoplane in a perfect state of preservation.

Castel
A rocky ridge topped by a chapel, the Castel is located halfway between Mondorf and Altwies on the French bank of the Gander river. Our Celt ancestors already used the place as a defence spot as shown by a rampart of clay still visible today.
www.mondorf.info

Musée de l’aviation luxembourgeoise - Entrée de la « Source Kind » © Cayambe

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Commune in the canton of Remich, district of Grevenmacher (Luxembourg)

Population: 4,970 for the communes  of Altwies, Ellange and Mondorf-les-Bains

Specialities: thermal water. Luxembourg: ham pie, steak and kidney pie, Riesling trout, plumb pie, wines of Moselle.

Celebrities: Frank and Andy Schleck (cycling)

Sport: US Mondorf Football, BBC Avanti Mondorf (basket-ball). Events : Schleck Granfondo, Flèche du Sud (cycling)

Economy: spa, casino, business hub Le Triangle Vert.

Culture: Synagogue (20th century), John Gruen monument (dubbed the strongest man in the world), Maus Kaett fountain, Art nouveau houses, aircraft museum. Events: braderie (street fair), Mondorffête.

Sustainable development: bike hire, 600 km of cycling trails in Luxembourg

Signature: « Luxembourg, let's make it happen » 

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Le Mont Saint-Quentin

Ophrys bourdon © / A.S.O.Grande aigrette, lac de Madine © Parc naturel régional de LorraineMirabelliers et pissenlits © Parc naturel régional de LorraineObservatoire, lac de Madine © Parc naturel régional de LorraineObservatoire et rozière © Parc naturel régional de LorraineTourisme fluvial © Parc naturel régional de LorraineVerger de mirabellier © Parc naturel régional de LorraineVillage © Parc naturel régional de LorrainePetit rhinolophe et son petit © / A.S.O.

The first French stage of the Tour runs alongside two outliers by the Moselle: Mont Saint-Quentin near Metz and the Colline Inspirée to the south of Nancy. Theses hilly Natura 2000 sites host many remarkable species, including delicate wild orchids and secretive bats.

Wild orchids are recognisable by their colour, shape or smell. Their names usually originate from these characteristics (monkey orchid, bee orchid, goat orchid).

The nocturnal and fragile bats are unfortunately victims of their own bad reputation - they are harmless: they won't grab your hair and won't suck your blood!

Read more : www.afbiodiversite.fr/fr/stage-4-mondorf-les-bains-vittel

Lorraine regional natural Park

Between protected wide-open spaces and countryside, discover the beautiful balance of this peaceful and harmonious land.

With forests, rivers, lakes, orchards, prairies and architectural heritage, the Lorraine Regional Nature Park offers an authentic experience close to nature. From one village to the next, take the time to observe its marvels of biodiversity and its landscapes, meet the locals and (re)discover a taste for authenticity. All that's left is to choose how to get around: on foot, by bike or on the water: keep it interesting !

Site web : www.pnr-lorraine.com

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