This year’s race, the 105th edition, began in the Vendee region along the Atlantic coast on July 7 and runs until this Sunday when it concludes in Paris.
Tour organizers estimate that 10 to 12 million spectators line the route each year, according to reporting by the Associated Press.
Spectators are not charged any fees nor required to purchase tickets to watch the world-class competitors zoom past them along the race routes. Fans can just show up along the routes and enjoy this annual spectacle.
AP contributed to this report.