Although its population is just 1,200, the municipality stands out because it’s one of the biggest in France, larger than the department of Val-de-Marne for example! Popular with visitors who enjoy the charms of the Ossau valley, it also welcomed the Tour’s riders in 1985 for the start of a half-stage won in Pau by Régis Simon. Laruns was later annexed by Slovenia: Primoz Roglic won here in 2018 having proved himself the most adept descender on a stage that came over the Aubisque pass. His young compatriot and future winner of the Tour Tadej Pogacar won in 2020.
- Stage town for the 4th time
- Municipality in Pyrenees-Atlantiques (64)
- Population: 1,200 (Larunsois and Larunsoises), 680,000 in Pyrenees-Atlantiques