TV5MONDE follows the riders of the Tour de France 2020 (29 August - 20 September) and explores the country differently with Échappées Belles and La Maison France 5. Featured on the programme: foodie time-outs, historical walks and undiscovered locations.
NICE, CELEBRATION AS AN ART FORM
Monday 31st August at 9pm (Paris time)
A city of arts and culture, both elegant and popular, Nice has the charm typical of Mediterranean cities. Its inland region is full of picturesque hillside villages and forests with rich aromatic scents. Learn about the character of its residents, typical cuisine and the famous Nice carnival.
THE COTENTIN PENINSULA
Monday 7th September at 9pm (Paris time)
Discover the Cotentin peninsula, part of Normandy but with an air of Ireland! Dizzyingly high cliffs alternate with small sandy beaches at the Pointe de la Hague. Cherbourg, with its rich military past, is a dynamic maritime city to the north of the peninsula.
AUVERGNE, LAND OF VOLCANOES
Monday 14th September at 9pm (Paris time)
Auvergne is a region of character much like its volcanoes and residents, that lies between the Puy-de-Dôme and the Haute-Loire. It enchants visitors with the beauty and diversity of its landscapes, its green and hilly settings offering an incredible natural playground.
LE PERCHE, REGION OF SECRETS
Monday 21st September at 9pm (Paris time)
Perche has plenty of character, with its characteristic manor houses, old farmhouses and typical villages. Straddling the Orne and the Eure-et-Loir and less than two hours from Paris, this former province has been labelled a "regional nature park" to preserve its exceptional heritage.
LA MAISON FRANCE 5
Tuesdays at 6:40pm (Paris time)
An architectural and design Tour de France, visiting some of the country's most amazing houses...
LE JOURNAL DU TOUR
Daily at 9pm (Paris time)
The best of the day's stage with all the highlights, analyses and rankings.