Tour de France Tourmalet 2010

Book launch: Tourmalet – Tour de France The History of a Myth.  The book is in French but has great photos and information. Price: 27€.  We are also selling souvenir T-shirts for 17€.

Tourmalet – Tour de France The History of a Myth by Raphaëlle Jessic

wW have just received a copy of a book describing the history of the Tour de France and the Col du Touramalet (2010 being the 100 year anniversary of Le Tour first passing over the Tourmalet).  It is written and published by Raphaëlle Jessic from Betpouey, just between Luz and Barèges, who runs Editions de Plaine en Vallée.  So its a truly local product.  We will be selling copies of the book and associated products (T-shirts and cloth bags) in the hotel this summer but you can also buy them directly from Raphaëlle’s webiste (so you don’t have to lug it home in your suitcase).  Even if it is in French there are great images and three pages of tables detailing every stage of that has passed over the Tourmalet in the last 100 years.  One for fans and collectors.

Some images from the book are below:

Also included are three pages of tables detailing every stage of the Tour that has passed over the Tourmalet in the last 100 years.

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