Villaines-la-Juhel loves Paris-Brest-Paris and she proves it!
Every 4 years since 1979 with its cycling club and its 350 volunteers it is a stage city.
The second one after the departure to the west, but above all, on the way back, when more than 1000 km have already been covered and the final stretch to obtain the Grail is announced, it offers care, food, rest, and the essential support and encouragement of a connoisseur and admiring public.
The many messages that then come back to us from all corners of France and the world tell us how much this welcome and the fervour encountered in Villaines-la-Juhel and on the course are decisive to hold until the end.
But the passage of PBP to Villaines-la-Juhel is for us, more than a stage.
It is a moment of jubilation when all the associations of the city, all the inhabitants meet with pride and the feeling of participating in a unique event.
It is therefore a real international festival that the city of Villaines-la-Juhel is preparing for the month of August 2023.
The city will be adorned with the colours of Mayenne, its department, but also all the colours of the world to best accommodate the many participants, some of whom will have travelled thousands of kilometres.
The street furniture and flowering will be in tune with this incomparable event for our small town nestled in the heart of a hilly grove, favourable to the practice of cycle-tourism.
The streets will be freed for the passage of participants. Merchants will be keen to keep their shops open day and night during the 4 days.
In short, it is at a great moment that we are preparing, and I am sure that as for the previous editions, the Villainais will be up to the task. So, see you soon and have a good trip!
Mayor of Villaines-la-Juhel
What a pleasure to find again on our territory this mythical event that is the Paris-Brest-Paris! As you surely know, Fougères has once again been approved Active and Sports City, at the highest national level. This award reflects our commitment to daily sport for all. It also reflects our dynamism in terms of hosting regional, national and international competitions.
The cycling events organized throughout the year in Fougères are numerous. Whether it’s the Tour de France that we are proud to have hosted five times now, the Tour de Bretagne cycliste, whose reputation is second to none, or the Grand Prix de la Ville de Fougères, which has been on the programme of the N1 France Cup since 2021.
In summer, every four years, we are pleased to welcome the Paris-Brest-Paris, world reference for long-distance cycling tours. At each edition, the Fougeraises and the Fougerais can see in town these thousands of athletes, mostly foreigners, who live a dream by participating in this great human adventure. A demanding event of more than 1200 kilometres to be covered in less than 90 hours, in a unique atmosphere. This is a challenge that makes us admire and that fully corresponds to the human and sporting values that we defend: surpassing oneself, solidarity, mutual aid and good mood!
Congratulations to all those who are embarking on this great sporting event. This welcome is also an opportunity for them, their families and the accompanying persons to discover our beautiful city and its remarkable heritage, first and foremost our fabulous fortress. We invite them all to come back during a more touristic stay, to fully enjoy it.
Our thanks also go to the Audax Club Parisien and the French Federation of Cycle-Tourism as well as to the UCF, a Fougerais cycling club that is involved in an exemplary way in this meticulous organization. Thank you to its president Daniel Manceau and the 300 volunteers who work for three days and four nights for the full success of the welcome in Fougères. Thank you also to our municipal services who contribute to this summer event.
I wish you all to live this unique sporting event to the fullest. Welcome to Fougères.
Louis Feuvrier, Mayor of Fougères
The associative wealth of our town has made it a recognized land of welcome.
The organizing team, who relied on the experienced local cycling club, will welcome you with pleasure and motivation during the passage of Paris-Brest-Paris 2023.
Supplies, accommodation and technical assistance will be available during the 4 days of round trip in our multipurpose room.
Welcome again to Quédillac.
The Mayor, Hubert LORAND
Located at the crossroads of the Rennes/Brest and Saint-Brieuc/Vannes axes, Loudéac (10,000 inhabitants) has made this strategic location a real development asset. As the economic lung of the Côtes-d’Armor department, Loudéac represents a dynamic and attractive employment area throughout its territory.
If Loudéac presents itself as a key industrial economic player in Brittany, it has remained focused on its land and the nature that surrounds it.
As a flowery city, respectful of biodiversity in the heart of an important agricultural and forest basin, Loudéac offers an ideal environment. The Aquarev amusement park is the real green lung of the city.
With more than 140 active associations, supported by the city and its many facilities, it benefits from dynamic associations to support everyone and meet all leisure desires.
Driven by a voluntary policy of democratization of culture, Loudéac has three dynamic municipal cultural structures recognized throughout the region: a media library and its Micro-Folie, the cinema Quai des Images labelled “Research and discovery”, “Young audience” and “Directory and heritage”, as well as a theatre, the Palais des Congrès et de la Culture, which programs more than 30 shows and 50 performances per year.
Loudéac has received the national label Active and Sports City which rewards its actions in favour of the promotion of the practices of its 40 sports clubs.
The country of Loudéac is the territory of cycling in Brittany. In 2022, we had the pleasure of hosting the International Federal Cycle Tourism Week which had more than 8,000 participants and nearly 1,200 volunteers federated thanks to the Amicale Cyclo de Loudéac and the partners of the event.
Soon, a national project will bring an additional dimension to the development of the city and the associative and sporting world of its territory: the covered velodrome, currently under construction.
Dear participants of Paris-Brest-Paris, the Amicale Cyclo, the municipality and the Loudéaciens are ready to welcome you for this great sporting event!
Bruno Le Bescaut
Mayor of Loudéac
SAINT-NICOLAS-DU-PELEM is looking forward to sharing this 20th PARIS-BREST-PARIS once again.
From August 21st, the site will be ready to welcome randonneurs from all over the world for the 4th time.
Thank you to the Audax Club Parisien for the trust it shows us by associating us once again with the most international of long distance rides.
Through mountains and valleys, Saint-Nicolas-du-Pélem is about 45 km after Loudéac and 35 km before Carhaix.
This small town in Kreiz Breizh, in the heart of Brittany, can be an ideal place to regain strength!
The Sports Office and the Pelemoise associations will be mobilized and will make every effort to welcome, restore
and accommodate these athletes in this hard and beautiful event! The College will be the place to serve all types of catering and the sports hall for sleeping and showering, all on the same site.
We are also ready for great meetings with accompanying persons, families and supporters. The stage of St
Nicolas-du-Pélem can be an opportunity to discover our small town, its campsite, its restaurants … all placed under the sign of tradition and simplicity.
Thank you to the municipality and the Collège Jean Jaurès for being at our side to facilitate the organization of
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For the first time, Gouarec is designated Host City for the Paris-Brest-Paris, 20th edition.
On the way back, at kilometer 731, at the Bel Air room, at the entrance of Gouarec, more than 200 volunteers will make every effort to welcome randonneurs from around the world in the best conditions so that they keep our beautiful region in memory!
It is therefore with impatience and pride that all the athletes in the sector are waiting for you to serve you day and night and share with you this hard event.
Gouarec, welcoming and touristic city
Gouarec is a typical city and remarkable in many ways. Located on the canal from Nantes to Brest, the city draws part of its history and development, at the time when it was still a river port. Today, the river no longer brings food, but many visitors stop there during their passage by bike.
With its typical schist houses, proudly bearing slate roofs from the surrounding quarries, and its almost medieval environment, Gouarec does not let you indifferent.
On the Paris-Brest-Paris route, don’t go to Gouarec without admiring the halls of the city, worthy of interest and dating from the early nineteenth century. Also discover the former presbytery of the city, which now houses the town hall, as well as the ossuary of the Saint-Jean chapel which dates back to the sixteenth century.
Leisure activities are not forgotten in Gouarec: the Kreiz Breizh velorail, mini-golf, kayaking, bicycles to discover the beautiful trails of the surrounding countryside.
Thank you in advance to the Municipal Team and the technical services who will be at our side for the smooth running of the event.
The Team of the Sports Office of St Nicolas-du-Pélem-Gouarec
Mayor of Carhaix,
President of Poher Community,
Vice-President of the Regional Council of Brittany in charge of the languages of Brittany and the Bretons of the World
Degemer mat e Karaez, kerben ar festivalioù, hag ar Poc’her !
Welcome to Carhaix, capital of festivals, and Poher!
An important crossroads in Brittany for centuries, even millennia (the recent discovery of a Cairn dating from the Neolithic is proof of this), Carhaix is today a city in full economic and tourist boom. It is known and recognized for its sporting and cultural events and for the quality of its offer of sports, cultural and heritage leisure facilities, which make Poher a land of well-being!
In 2023 more than ever, “In Carhaix, the event is all year round!” takes on its full meaning here and becomes “Carhaix, the capital of festivals!”, “Karaez kerbenn ar festivalioù!”: In addition to the Vieilles Charrues festival, whose reputation goes beyond regional and national borders, Carhaix will host the National Cross-Country Championship, the international race “Kreiz Breizh Elite” of young cycling hopefuls and another music festival that will take its marks on the plain of Kerampuilh: The Motocultor Festival will take place there in August, just before the passage of the Paris-Brest-Paris.
This richness and diversity of events can be achieved thanks to the active participation of the inhabitants, the commitment of the volunteers, mostly from the many associations of the territory, who are committed to welcoming everyone “with open arms”.
The Romans had understood the interest of its central position by founding Vorgium (ancient name of Carhaix): Capital of the Osismes, it became an important commercial centre with nine roads relaying all the other cities in Brittany. An Archaeological Interpretation Centre allows you to discover this rich past throughout the year.
With the installation of the Breton railway network at the end of the 19th century, the “Etoile de Carhaix” breathed new life into the city. One of the first bagadoù in Brittany was that of the railway workers of Carhaix!
Carhaix, land of cycling!
Today, the old railway lines have become greenways, and together with the Nantes-Brest Canal, these cycle paths offer an ideal setting to discover Brittany from all directions. Soft roaming, and more particularly cycling, is experiencing a real craze: more and more cyclists are taking the streets and paths of our territory, with family, friends, or alone. Moreover, the downtown redevelopment project plans to give priority to cyclists, as proof: in 2021, Carhaix obtained the label “Ville à vélo du Tour de France”.
It is with great pleasure that Carhaix will once again welcome participants from all over the world of Paris-Brest-Paris 2023 wishing them unforgettable bike rides and encounters!
A galon !
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Summer 2023 will once again be an opportunity to celebrate Cycling. After hosting the Tour de France in 2018 and the big start of the Tour de France in 2021, we are delighted to welcome back the Paris-Brest-Paris, a true historical guideline of Brest’s passion for cycling.
These major sporting events, like the smallest, show each time the richness and commitment of the enthusiasts of the “little queen”: volunteers, organizers and professionals in the sector know how to offer the Brest public shows that bring together many enthusiasts.
The community supports the development of cycling. Sports or not, bicycle adepts, and especially for its daily use, benefit from local actors involved to support them in their practice and the development of a network of cycle paths.
The city and the Metropolis will join forces with those of the Paris-Brest-Paris 2023 organizing committee to welcome all the participants of this beautiful cycling adventure who, for at least a short time, will be able to discover Brest and its surroundings. We thank them!
Mayor of Brest