SARLAT is set to be a key point on the route of this year's Tour de France as it winds its way through the Dordogne on 11 July.
Sud Ouest reports that the popular tourist town will host three 'villages' for cycling fans to enjoy, including special features on the sport as well as local delicacies to savour.
It does mean that large areas of the town will be closed to cars on 11 July as the race goes through Sarlat, with the day's racing starting in Périgueux, and taking in the Dordogne valley, before coming to a climax at the finish line in Bergerac.
The Tour de France 2017 spends a rest day in Périgueux on 10 July, races through the département the next day and leaves the region from Eymet on 12 July as it heads down to Pau.
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