Tour de France. Deputies request the inscription of the Tour de France in the world heritage of humanity

Tour de France. Deputies request the inscription of the Tour de France in the world heritage of humanity
About fifty MPs request the inscription of the Tour de France to the intangible cultural heritage world of UNESCO. | AFP

  • About fifty MPs request the inscription of the Tour de France to the intangible cultural heritage world of UNESCO.
    About fifty MPs request the inscription of the Tour de France to the intangible cultural heritage world of UNESCO. | AFP
About fifty MPs request the inscription of the Tour de France to the intangible cultural heritage world of UNESCO. | AFP


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In a tribune published in the Journal du Dimanche, about fifty deputies demand the inscription of the Great Loop to the intangible cultural world heritage of Unesco. Popular and free, the Tour de France is the third most watched sports event in the world.

Fifty or so deputies request, in a tribune published by the Sunday Diary, the inscription of the Cycling Tour de France to the intangible cultural heritage world of Unesco.

"The Tour de France, more than a national emblem, is a global myth. Like what we did for the "Gastronomic Meal of the French", we must protect it and carry it as a banner of our culture, our heritage, our living together, in short, what we are ", write the signatories of all edges under the aegis of the LREM deputy of Tarn Philippe Folliot.

The third most-watched sporting event in the world after the Olympics and the men's football World Cup, the Tour de France is also, they stress, "The only show of this nature in the world both popular and free".

The 106th edition of the Great Loop was launched from Brussels on July 6th. "Whether it is sports, geography, architecture, history … all in front of our television, we always enjoy watching these pictures presenting our country from North to South and from East to West"write the 54 deputies. "On the roadsides, the popular jubilation seizes crowds coming en masse. Everyone with his jersey, his tunic and his accessories expresses his joy and happiness to participate in this moment of fraternity and sport ".

The French Terres seas and seas, located south of the Indian Ocean more than 2,000 kilometers from any continent, became on July 5 the 45th French site classified by Unesco.

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