The prefecture of Allier is one of the new stage towns of this 2023 edition, but its geographical location has attracted the organisers of Paris-Nice several times. Logically, given its position, it has appeared in the early stages of “the Race to the Sun” and has mainly witnessed sprint finishes, the first occurring in 1957 when Belgium’s Julien Schepens was victorious, followed two years later by a stage won by Italy’s Vito Favero. In 1989, Etienne De Wilde continued the tradition and, 30 years later, it was once again maintained, when Irish rider Sam Bennett finished ahead of Caleb Ewan and Fabio Jakobsen.
- Stage town for the 1st time
- Prefecture of Allier (03)
- Population: 19,300 (Moulinois and Moulinoises)