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How to watch the Tour de France between Blagnac and Brive?

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I am going to be staying in the Dordogne in July and recently realized that the Tour de France will be about 1.5 hours east of my lodging (in "normal" traffic) during my time there. My husband is an avid cyclist and was scheduled to arrive the day after the tour passes through this area.

We are trying to decide if it is worth changing his ticket (expense, extra time off work, change in our travel itinerary etc) so that we can both try to see the Tour. I understand that the specifics of the route will not be published until June, so I do not know much other than the start and finish for that stage,

I understand that with road closures and crowds the viewing can be tricky, especially for someone like me who is very unfamiliar with the area. I am hoping that perhaps there is someone with a little experience who can let me know how challenging it will be to come in from the West and find a cute spot along the road to picnic and watch the caravan and cyclists (and how far ahead of time we need to plan to be there).

Alternatively, we have friends who live in Toulouse and it is possible that we could stay with them the night before and then either watch the start or drive up a bit and find a spot to "park" ourselves - but I am concerned about the crowds in Blagnac and driving parallel to the course (unless we get an early start - how much ahead of the race do they close the roads?)

Sorry for the long winded question - thanks in advance for any advice!!

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