Stage number 21 of the Tour de France, the final stage, takes place as usual in Paris. After leaving from Sèvres , the cyclists will cycle through the capital to complete this Tour on the Champs-Elysées . For those who will make the trip for this final stage or for those who will be around when the time comes, here is our selection of the best addresses in the Capital in a Top 10 of things to do around Stage 21 of the Tour de France 2015 .
1: Take a trip to the Cité de la Céramique to wait, in Sèvres
The final stage of this Tour de France starts in Sèvres, but only from 4 p.m. What are you going to do until this time? Well you will discover all the stages of porcelain production at the Cité de la Céramique ! Workshops and collections await you.
2: Eat Japanese differently
Chez Miki , noodles and sushi, it’s over! This Japanese restaurant offers original and above all delicious dishes ( Editor’s note: The salmon is absolutely divine )! You will see that Japanese food is much more varied than you might think. Enjoy your food !
3: Lick your chops at the Girard chocolate factory
Pure cocoa butter chocolate is the specialty of the Chocolaterie Girard in Paris, which can be visited . But what are the raw materials used by these artisans to produce it? What are the little secrets of their best recipes? And what are the manufacturing techniques? We let you discover it for yourself by going there. The chocolatiers will offer you a demonstration and a tasting to help you better understand their trade.
4: Crispy the crust of the best Baguette in Paris
Can we talk about the Tour de France des Savoir-Faire without addressing the subject of the famous Baguette?? Well, we’re not just talking to you about Baguette, we’re talking about LA Baguette, the best in Paris. At Djibril Bodian’s Grenier à Pain, it smells good of bread coming out of the oven… You won’t resist coming in, that’s for sure.
5: Indulge in the art of Pastel at the Maison du Pastel
In the Marais, you will find a pretty shop called “La Maison du Pastel” which, as its name suggests, sells Pastels. We therefore suggest that you go and buy some to go and draw on the banks of the Seine! Nice no? We can no longer hang padlocks of love on the Pont des Arts so we have to redouble our imagination to leave a trace of our passage, right?
6: Have a drink in an exceptional place, at the Mini Palais
Going for a drink is nice but too common. What we suggest to you is to have a drink at the Mini Palais , a magnificent place that is worth the detour on its own. And there, take the time to rest and enjoy Paris. You will see that Capital is good!
7: Shopping at the Marché des Enfants Rouges
It is well known, Paris is full of markets. But, the Marché des Enfants Rouges is special. Not only is it pleasant to walk around, but you can also eat there. Know that there is very good couscous! (Even if with the heat, you’ll opt for a salad instead, it’s still good to know, isn’t it?)
8: Navigating the Canals of Paris
Have you ever noticed the impressive number of locks in Paris? Do you know who manages them? Swap your bike for a cruise boat on the smallest navigable canal in France. You will then discover the secrets of the canals of Paris through a guided tour and you will visit the ultra-modern lock of the Pont de Flandre.
9: Go behind the scenes of the 7th Art !
Do you really know everything about cinema? All all all? Are you sure ? To get to the bottom of it, you have to go to the Cité du Cinéma. This place imagined by Luc Besson will immerse you in the heart of the cinema to make you discover all the trades which are attached to it.