The Tour de France will arrive in Bayonne on Monday, July 3, 2023, after a start in Amorebieta-Etxano in the province of Bizkaia. The peloton will thus conclude its passage after 3 days spent in the Basque Country.
The Tour de France returns to Bayonne after its last visit twenty years ago.
After 3 days in Hegoalde, the riders will arrive at the Aquitaine roundabout in Bayonne around 5pm!
Between 30,000 and 40,000 visitors are expected for the arrival of this third stage of the Tour de France 2023.
You can find details of the route and timetable for stage 3 on the Tour de France website.
How to get around Bayonne during the Tour de France?
Faced with the organisation of such a sporting event, the city of Bayonne will impose traffic and parking restrictions from 9pm on Sunday evening, 2 July, to 10pm on Monday, 3 July.
On that day, residents and spectators will be invited to use soft mobility (cycling, walking and urban transport).
The Txik Txak transport network deployed a special system for the day. All lines have been maintained, and some have been adapted to ensure that users can get around as smoothly as possible.
The network is adapting: several lines will take you to the heart of Bayonne and as close as possible to the Tour de France. A special Tour de France shuttle will run between the Ametzondo shopping centre and the Société Nautique, every 15 minutes from 6.30am to 8pm and then every 35 minutes from 8.15pm to 10.35pm. Shuttles N1 and N2 will not be running on 3 July.
How to watch the finish of the Tour de France in Bayonne?
- Finish line: about 200 metres from the Aquitaine roundabout, above the Glain car park.
- Zones accessible to the public and first-aid posts set up all along the Bayonne route.
- PRM zone
- Bicycle parking
- Picnic area
- Media reception at the Maison des associations
Highlights and events in Bayonne around the Tour de France 2023
The day of the arrival: Monday 3 July
From 9am to 12pm: France Bleu studio live from the finishing town on the Carreau des Halles
12pm to 3.30pm: Mobile entertainment along the last kilometre.
3.30 p.m.: Arrival of the Cadets and Juniors, accompanied by the Republican Guard.
Between 4pm and 4.30pm: arrival of the publicity caravan (crossing the finish line).
Around 5pm: arrival of the race.
Car parks close to the Tour de France route that are accessible:
Sainte-Claire, Paul-Bert, Boufflets, Paulmy, Glacis, Charles-de-gaule, Centre-ville / Champ-de-foire.
Car parks whose entrances and exits will be inaccessible on 3 July from 1pm to 8pm:
Lauga, Owen-Roë, Tour-de-Sault, Porte d'Espagne, Lautrec.
Car parks closed:
Glain car park from 8am on 30 June to 10pm on 3 July (a section near the cinema will remain open until 8am on 2 July), the side car parks on avenue Fernand-Forgues from 8am on 1 July to 10pm on 3 July, as well as the Baignade and Mousserolles car parks.
Are you a keen cyclist? There are several options open to you:
- You can retrace the route of the Tour de France in Bayonne, which is a great way to fully immerse yourself in the event!
- For those who just like to get out and about, we suggest you take a look at our various cycle routes.
- And to get you in the mood, we recommend the series "Tour de France: Unchained" on Netflix! It really brings home the scale of this event.