In terms of gastronomy, the city along the lake that carries the same name has become famous for its sauce Nantua based on crayfish that mixes perfectly with the famous “quenelles de brochet” (pike dish). Concerning cycling, the sauce Nantua is like an emulsion of young talents judging by the identity of riders who have won there during the Tour de l'Ain: Wout Poels (2011, 2013), Andrew Talansky (2012), Julian Alaphilippe (2014), Pierre Latour (2015).

Vue sur la ville et le lac, Nantua © Mairie de Nantua
First time stage city
Subprefecture of Ain (01)
3 500 inhabitants

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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

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