A delightful cultural échappée* across breathtaking French regions.
On the occasion of the Tour de France 2019 (6th-28th July), TV5MONDE explores France whilst enjoying tasting breaks, walks through historic sites and unexpected encounters.
Every Monday at 9pm - Échappées Belles
ÉCHAPPÉES BELLES : Escapades en Flandres
Monday 1st July., 9pm
A region of unique customs and heritage.
Excursion in Northern France, from the Belgian frontier to Calais, from Dunkirk to Armentieres. Flanders, often neglected by tourism, has a remarkable and fanciful heritage, with its beer and windmills, traditional games and bagpipes and colourful inhabitants!
ÉCHAPPÉES BELLES : Magie blanche dans le Jura Suisse
Monday 8th July, 9pm
In the Swiss Jura region, life is as pristine as snow.
Regularly buried under its sumptuous snow cover, with its lakes, mountains and rich heritage, Jura & Trois-Lacs is a real Swiss gem of a region. Chocolate, watchmaking, dog sledding: this land soaked in the legends and traditions of the country is a true cradle of ancestral know-how...
ÉCHAPPÉES BELLES : Week-end en midi toulousain
Monday 15th July, 9pm
The Dolce Vita is also found in Toulouse.
Toulouse is a forward-looking town but one that is also well anchored in tradition. From its well-kept historic town centre to its gastronomy via the famous Garonne river, la Ville de Rose (Pink City) will reveal all its secrets...
ÉCHAPPÉES BELLES : La route des Grandes Alpes
Monday 22nd July, 9pm
Discovery of a legendary stretch of the Tour de France.
An unmissable excursion for mountain lovers, as much for its wonderful alpine panoramas as for its picturesque villages. With 17,000 meters of elevation gain, 16 passes, 700 kilometres of hairpin bends, the great Alpine road highlights some of the legendary stretches of the Tour de France.
Also in July
Every Sunday at 7.30pm as from 7th July
A road trip through the heart of France's history.
Walk along France's roads and plunge into its history... the its stage towns are all linked to history, France’s its main events, and origins: from the baptism of Clovis in Reims, to the reign of Louis XIV and the secrets of the Cathar cathedrals.
Le Journal du Tour
From 7th to 29th July, between 11pm and midnight
Covering the key the best moments of each of the 21 stages of the Tour de France with the daily update and summary on TV5MONDE.
(Broadcast times are Paris/Berlin time - GMT+2)