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Tuesday July 3rd, 2012

Stage 3Orchies / Boulogne-sur-Mer

Start 12h40 GMT+2
Orchies / Boulogne-sur-Mer

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  • Interview - Stage Winner
  • Image of the day
  • Landscape of the day
  • Analysis of the stage
  • The day's route
  • Magazine
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  • The towns 2012 : visit Boulogne-sur-Mer
  • Visit Pas-de-Calais
  • Through the geologist eyes

Tourist attractions


Connected to Lille and Valenciennes by the A23, Orchies is located about twenty kilometres from Tournai, end of the previous stage. The two towns put in a joint proposal to host the Tour de France, which is a first in the history of the event. Another first for Orchies and the Tour: in 1982, the stage team time trial that was to take place there was cancelled due to a strike by steel workers. Cycling paradise, the city has, for many years, held the Grand Prix d’Orchies and the Critérium des As in 1978 and a stage finish of the 4 Days of Dunkirk in 2011 while each year the Paris-Roubaix race crosses its cobblestones. In 2013, its reputation as a sports city will be further strengthened when it hosts the Women’s European Basketball Championship when several games will take places in the new 5,000 seat sports centre. World capital of chicory, Orchies also houses a museum dedicated to the blue écoubelle, the chicory flower.

Paris-Roubaix race passes through Orchies - crédit Ville d’OrchiesParis-Roubaix race passes through Orchies - crédit Ville d’Orchies
One previous finish
Pop: 7,600
Head of canton of Nord (59)Economy : chicory, small industry.
Specialties : chicory.
Sport : Basket Club Orchies.
Celebrities : Fernand Herbo (painter), Alphonse Leroux (chicory manufacturer).
Festivals : Chicoriades (June), Arts Salon, Musikadonf (October).

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