Shale gas protest planned for Tour de France
The route heads out of Blagnac, in Toulouse, and stretches for just over 200km to Brive-la-Gaillarde, in Corrèze.
Road painting and banners will be prominently displayed between Payrac and Souillac, with some protesters planning on wearing gas masks, on a section of the road that heads uphill on a category four climb.
The exploratory plans for shale gas extraction are titled the Permis de Cahors and covers a region that extends from north of Montauban, past Cahors and towards Brive la Gaillarde.
The permit is held by a company called 3 Legs Oil and Gas, which is a subsidiary of 3Legs Resources, who have offices in the Isle of Man and Poland, where they have already undertaken shale gas extraction.