Monday July 4th, 2016

Stage 3Granville / Angers

Start 11h55 (Local time)
  • Cavendish makes it 28 in Angers

    The long stage from Granville to Angers was also a slow one with a 215 kilometres long breakaway by Armindo Fonseca who was joined by Thomas Voeckler for the last two hours of racing before Mark Cavendish outsprinted André Greipel by a very small margin. Peter Sagan retained the yellow jersey.

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The stage in videos

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The stage in pictures

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Tourist attractions

On the road

 Le littoral escarpé, figure représentative de la Manche © D.Daguier

Population: 518,013
Prefecture: Saint-Lo
Sub-prefectures: Cherbourg, Avranches, Coutances
Surface: 5,938 km2
Specialties: seafood, Chausey lobsters, whelks, oysters in Blainville-sur-Mer or Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue, Mussels in Barfleur, cider, cheese, salt marsh lamb, carots in Creances
Sports clubs: JSH Cherbourg (handball), Horse-ball Coup d'envoi in Agon-Coutainville, kayak club in Condé sur Vire.
Events: Normandy Horse show, Manche hrarbours sailing Tour, Baie du Mont saint-Michel marathon, Tour de la Manche and Tour de Normandie (cycling), Duo Normand (cycling), tennis challenger in Cherbourg, women's tennis open in Equeurdreville-Hainneville, Enduro des Sables in Agon-Coutainville, Slide Festival in Barneville-Carteret, Trail « La Barjo » in la Hague…
Festivals: Papillons de nuit in Saint-Laurent-de-Cuves, Jazz sous les Pommiers in (Jazz in the apple trees) Coutances, les Traversées Tatihou, Jazz en Baie, les sorties de Bain in Granville
Economy: food industry, breeding, marine energies, hydrogen, tourism, computers.
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.manche.fr / www.manchetourisme.com / www.facebook.com/MancheTourisme / www.twitter.com/MancheTourisme /  www.instagram.com/manchetourisme /

Manche is the westernmost part of Normandy, a peninsula with strong character, proud of its singularity and one of the most maritime departments in France. Here you will not find urbanised seashores but rugged cliffs and long sandy beaches. From Mont St Michel to the Landing Beaches across Pointe du Contentin, 355 km of coastline are unfolding. To the horizon, the Anglo-Norman islands and Chausey can be seen. Manche offers a preserved environment suited to the practice of nature sports: trekking, bike and horse riding along the green ways.
Manche can also be found on the history books about Normandy: Vikings, William the Conqueror and more recently the 1944 Landing. Sainte-Mère-Eglise, Utah-Beach are names that ring a bell to remember D-Day.
Mont Saint-Michel and its bay, the Vauban towers in St Vaast la Hougue, listed as World Heirtage sites, the ports of Cherbourg and Granville, the wild landscapes of La Hague and Cote des Havres are some of the many riches of the department.

Le Parc zoologique de Champrepus © Ikmo-ned

Population: 320 inhabitants
The village is renowned for its zoo, created by a farmer in the 1950s and turned into a popular site of 10 ha, receiving more than 100,000 visitors each year.

Les ruelles médiévales de la cité de Pérouges © Gilles BrevetLe monastère royal de Brou est un monument incontournable de l’Ain © Herwey Ville Bourg-en-Bresse

Population: 619,497
Prefecture: Bourg-en-Bresse
Sub-prefectures: Belley, Gex, Nantua
Surface: 5 762 km2
Specialities: chicken and poultry of Bresse, fondue bressane, bleu de Bresse, bleu de Gex, quenelles in Nantua sauce, wines of Bugey.
Sports: Union sportive Oyonnax Rugby, Football Bourg-en-Bresse-Péronnas 01, ASA Culoz (Christophe Lemaitre).
Tourism: parc des oiseaux (Villars-les-Dombes), Royal monastery of Brou, medieval city of Pérouges.
Economy: agriculture, plastics, automobile, Bugey nuclear plant.
Website: www.ain.fr

Le Parc zoologique de Champrepus © Ikmo-ned

Population: 320 inhabitants
The village is renowned for its zoo, created by a farmer in the 1950s and turned into a popular site of 10 ha, receiving more than 100,000 visitors each year.

 Le Fort National de Saint-Malo © Céréales Killer Les onze écluses du canam d’Ille-et-Rance © Vigneron

Population: 1 024 246 habitants
Prefecture: Rennes
Sub-prefectures: Fougères/Vitré, Redon, Saint-Malo
Surface: 6,775 km²
Specialties: Cancale oysters, Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel mussels, Salt marsh lamb from Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel, Poule Coucou (chicken) in Rennes, Janzé chicken, garlic in Cherrueix, Bordier butter, craquelin of Saint-Malo
Sports clubs: Stade Rennais (football), Rennes Metropole Handball, Rennes Volley
Events: Route du Rhum (sailing), Baie du Mont-Saint-Michel marathon, Breton athletic sports championships
Festivals: Etonnants Voyageurs in Saint-Malo (travel books), British film festival in Dinard, Transmusicales in Rennes, Children's Book Fair in Fougères, Route du Rock in Saint-Malo…
Economy: Tourism (Saint-Malo, Dinard, Cancale, Bécherel, Fougères, Redon, Paimpont, Mont-Saint-Michel, zoo of la Bourbansais…), Agriculture (1st department for milk in France), fishing, digital Innovation (Rennes Atalante), automobile (PSA Rennes).
Remarkable sites: Mont-Saint-Michel bay, World Heritage site; Broceliande forest, medieval fortresses of Vitre and Fougeres, spectacular staircase of locks on the Ille-et-Rance canal in Hédé-Bazouges…
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.ille-et-vilaine.fr / www.facebook.com/illeetvilaine / www.facebook.com/tourismehautebretagne / https://twitter.com/illeetvilaine

Le Parc zoologique de Champrepus © Ikmo-ned

Population: 320 inhabitants
The village is renowned for its zoo, created by a farmer in the 1950s and turned into a popular site of 10 ha, receiving more than 100,000 visitors each year.

 Les châteaux ne sont pas rares en Mayenne, à l’image du château de Sainte-Suzanne © Jp. Morteveille

Population: 307,500
Prefecture: Laval
Sub-prefectures : Château-Gontier, Mayenne
Surface: 5,175 km2
Specialties: Ciders (Poiré, pommeau, cider), cheese (Le Président, Le Port-Salut, Bons Mayennais...), Maine beef, smoked trout…
Sports clubs: Stade Lavallois Mayenne FC (football, Ligue 2), CA Mayennais table tennis (women's Pro A team)
Events: Motocross des Nations, Climbing World Cup and French championship, rallycross French championship, Boucles de la Mayenne, Circuit de la Sarthe-Pays de Loire (cycling), Marathon des Ecluses, Laval International Triathlon, national athletics meeting, national show-jumping events.
Festivals: Laval Virtual: virtual reality festival, Three Elephants and Au Foin de la Rue music festivals, Les Nuits de la Mayenne theatre festival.
Economy: automobile, industry, waste processing, food industry, pharmaceutical industry, metallurgy, virtual reality technologies, publishing, printing, wholesale, tourism.
Websites / FB / Twitter : www.lamayenne.fr / www.mayenne-toursime.com / www.facebook.com/lamayenne / www.twitter.com/lamayenne

Le Parc zoologique de Champrepus © Ikmo-ned

Population: 320 inhabitants
The village is renowned for its zoo, created by a farmer in the 1950s and turned into a popular site of 10 ha, receiving more than 100,000 visitors each year.

 Le château de Fontevraud © Jean-Etienne Minh-Duy Poirrier

Population: 800,191
Prefecture: Angers
Sub-prefectures: Cholet, Saumur, Segré
Surface: 717 189 km²
Specialties: Anjou and Saumur wines (32 appellations), plumb pâté, fouaces (tarts), beaten potatoes, rillauds pork)…
Sport clubs: Angers SCO (football, ligue 1), Cholet Basket (basketball, Pro A), Union Feminine Angers Basket 49, Les Ducs d'Angers (ice hockey), La Vaillante Angers Table Tennis (Pro A), La Romagne table tennis (Pro A), Angers Noyant Handball Club (Pro D2)
Events: Mondial du Lion (equestrianism), Cholet - Pays de Loire (cycling), Pro Stars Tournament (basketball), Saumur international three-day event (esquestrianism), 2016 French athletics championships (Angers).
Festivals: Festival d'Anjou (outdoor theatre); Premiers plans Festival in Angers ; Saveurs Jazz Festival in Segré; National wine and book day in Saumur ; Fête du Vélo in Anjou.
Economy: Tourism (Terra Botanica, Bioparc zoo in Doué-la-Fontaine, Loire à Vélo); Agriculture, viticulture, food industry; Plasturgy, rubber, automobile; Connected objects , fashion.
Remarkable sites: Fontevraud Abbey, Loire Valleyx World heritage site, Château of Angers and tapestry of the Apocalypse; Château de Montsoreau; Cadre Noir de Saumur
Websites/ FB / Twitter : www.anjou-tourisme.com / www.maine-et-loire.fr / https://www.facebook.com/anjou.tourisme/ / https://twitter.com/Anjoutourisme/ / https://www.facebook.com/Departement49 / https://twitter.com/Maine_et_Loire

Le Parc zoologique de Champrepus © Ikmo-ned

Population: 320 inhabitants
The village is renowned for its zoo, created by a farmer in the 1950s and turned into a popular site of 10 ha, receiving more than 100,000 visitors each year.

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