Friday July 7th, 2017

Stage 7Troyes / Nuits-Saint-Georges

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

    The globally flat course seems perfectly suited for a revenge between the sprinters, frustrated by the outcome of the previous day. However the final loop of 40 kilometres will see the peloton battle it out in the sidewind and some teams will certainly make the best of it. The Burgundy vineyard homelands are indeed registered on the World Heritage of Humanity sites.

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Population: 309,000

Prefecture: Troyes

Sub-prefectures : Bar-sur-Aube and Nogent-sur-Seine

Surface: 6,000 km²

Specialities: Champagne, Rosé des Riceys, Troyes andouillette, Chaource cheese, Prunelle of Troyes, Cider in Pays d'Othe, sauerkraut, Cacibel…

Sport club: ESTAC (football, Ligue 1). Events: Triathlon of the lakes, Paris-Troyes  (cycling), yachting competitions on the Lake of Orient.

Cultural events: Opening of the Camille Claudel museum in Nogent-sur-Seine; opening of the family house of the Renoirs in Essoyes;  “Another Renoir” exhibition at the museum of modern art of Troyes (June to September, 2017); exhibition of the works of glassware artist Vincent-Larcher in Troyes (June to December 2017); Nights of Champagne festival in Troyes (October), Festival in Othe in Aix-en-Othe (July)

Wine tourism: 70th anniversary of Rosé des Riceys in 2017, Route du Champagne en Fête (August 5 and 6, 2017, Sarce valley), Saint-Vincent, Tumulte dans les Bulles (Turmoil in the bubbles), Marche des reconciliations, Vendangeur d'un Jour, Champagne Day…

Main tourist sites: Foret d'Orient nature park; Champagne vineyards; Troyes, historical capital of Champagne and European capital of brand supermarkets); Essoyes, the village of the Renoirs; Clairvaux Cistercian abbey; Nigloland theme park (Dolancourt).

Economy: 2 companies of Romilly-sur-Seine historically linked to cycling: Le Coq Sportif and Cycleurope. Food industry, textile (Petit Bateau, Devanlay-Lacoste), metallurgy, packaging and conditioning, logistics and transports (A5 and A26 motorways; fluvial port of Nogent-sur-Seine), Technological hub of Aube in Troyes/Rosières (Troyes technology college, EPF and ESTP engineering high schools, LDR medical…)

Websites and social networks: www.aube.fr / @AubeChampagne / www.facebook.com/aube.champagne / www.instagram.com/aubechampagne

Carte postale ancienne illustrant le Château de Vaux à Fouchères © DR

Pop: 540

Château of Vaux
Built in 1721 by Louis XIV architect Germain Boffrand, who also designed the Hotel de Soubise in Paris and the castle of Luneville, château de Vaux belonged in the 19th century to the family of Charlemagne de Maupas, police prefect of Napoléon III. Abandoned in the 1970s, it was bought back by a new owner who organises visits and quizzes in the castle to pay for the restoration of the place.

Population: 525,000

Prefecture: Dijon

Sub-prefectures: Beaune and Montbard

Surface: 8,700 km²

Specialties: Burgundy wines (32 of the 33 grands crus) and Kir, gougères, parsley ham, eggs in meurette, Burgundy snails, beef bourguignon, Epoisses cheese, Charolais beef, Flavigny anise, gingerbread, mustard and blackcurrant cream ...

Sport clubs: DFCO (football-L1), JDA (basket-ProA), DBHB (handball, NHL), CDB (women's handball-LFH), the Dukes (ice-hockey-Magnus League) and SCOD (cycling-DN1). Events: car and motorbike races on the Dijon-Prenois circuit, Côte-d'Or cycling tour, Dijon cycling criterium, Côte-d'Or Ultra-trail, Beaune and Nuits-St-Georges half-marathons, rollerblading Marathon of Dijon ... and 2018 French cycling championships in Semur-en-Auxois

Culture: Opera of Dijon; Baroque Opera Festival of Beaune; Beaune Police Film Festival; Concerts at the Zenith; Summer festivals

Main tourist sites: Hospices de Beaune; Route of the great wines and the Climates of the vineyard of Burgundy (UNESCO since 2015); Abbey of Flavigny; Abbey of Fontenay (UNESCO); Muséoparc Alésia; Dijon Museum of Fine Arts; Castle of Clos de Vougeot; Canal of Burgundy; Borders of Saône ...

Economy: tourism; Viticulture; Agriculture and agri-food; Chemistry-pharmacy; Metal-mechanics

Websites and social networks: www.cotedor.fr / www.facebook.com/letourencotedor / www.cotedor-tourisme.com / www.routedesgrandscrusdebourgogne.com

Carte postale ancienne illustrant le Château de Vaux à Fouchères © DR

Pop: 540

Château of Vaux
Built in 1721 by Louis XIV architect Germain Boffrand, who also designed the Hotel de Soubise in Paris and the castle of Luneville, château de Vaux belonged in the 19th century to the family of Charlemagne de Maupas, police prefect of Napoléon III. Abandoned in the 1970s, it was bought back by a new owner who organises visits and quizzes in the castle to pay for the restoration of the place.

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