Corsica

Forest fire raging in La Croix-Valmer, France, 24 Jul 2017
Jul 26 '17 14:20

Most of the Dutch tourists currently spending their holidays in the south of France have experienced little trouble from forest fires raging in the area, tour operators Neckermann Reizen and Vrij Uit said to RTL Nieuws on Wednesday. 

Forest fires have been raging in southern France near St Tropez and on Corsica since early this week. But of the tourists who booked holidays through the two companies, none had to be evacuated or had to leave the area prematurely. "Our customers don't notice much about that", a spokesperson said to the broadcaster. "They're enjoying their holiday."

Forest fire raging in La Croix-Valmer, France, 24 Jul 2017
Jul 25 '17 15:00

Dozens of Dutch tourists were evacuated from their holiday homes and campsites in southern France on Tuesday due to fierce forest fires in the area. The dry, hot weather and strong winds mean that the fires are spreading quickly, but the French fire department says it has the situation under reasonable control, the Telegraaf reports.

Jul 2 '13 03:05

The third stage, and last stage on Corsica, was won by Simon Gerrans. Finally there was the mass sprint. Mass sprints always mark the first week of the Tour de France, but this year the first two stages ended differently. On Monday the 100th Tour will continue on mainland France.

Simon Gerrans the Australian cyclist from the Orica-GreenEdge team, beat Slovakian Peter Sagan in the mass sprint. The team, which was unsuccessful in last years’ Tour had, with Gerrans winning the stage, their first victory ever in the Tour.

Jul 1 '13 05:05

The 100th Tour de France kicked off on Saturday. World’s number one tourist destination will not spread over the French borders this year. The 21 stages, covering up a total of 3,404 km, will not only show heroic actions of the best cyclists of the world but brings the viewers along beautiful landscapes and several UNESCO World Heritage Sites. 

Porto-Vecchio on Corsica, was  Saturday the scene for the start of the ‘Grand Boucle’. The Tour will stay on the island of Corsica for three days.

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