Brussels in Yellow
17.05, we are only 50 days away from the Grand Départ of the Tour de France, which will start from Brussels on 6 and 7 July in two memorable stages. Day after day, week after week, spots of yellow will brighten up Brussels and prepare it for the great popular celebration which is the Tour de France. Many exciting activities will take place awaiting the Grand Départ!
→ 28.07 : one of the spheres of the Atomium will be partially covered with the symbol of the Grand Départ.
→ 17 > 19.05 + 04 > 07.07 : Manneken-Pis will wear his original 1958 yellow jersey.
→ 20.08 : A 14m wide by 8m-high arch will sit atop the Mont des Art. This artistic installation, comprised of assembled yellow bicycles, was created by Xavier Mineur (with the support of Kevin Halflants, Olivier Zanotti, and Thibault de Quirini).
→ 28.07 : the Saint-Hubert Royal Galleries will be illuminated in yellow from 7pm to 5am.
→ 08.07 : Yellow bicycle wheels will float in the air above boulevard Anspach between the Bourse and Place De Brouckère.
– 2 km of coloured pennants will brighten up the streets of Dansaert, Orts, des Teinturiers, Plattesteen, des Fripiers, de l’Ecuyer, de l’Étuve, and Marché aux Herbes
→ Mid-August : As part of the “Belgium, Uniquely Phenomenal” campaign (NL: “België, Eigenzinnig Fenomenaal”), an exhibition of 40 photos will be on display at the Brussels Park. 16 of them will be dedicated to the Tour;
→ 18.05 : the Belgian Pride will be preceded by a cycling procession composed of the “Mannekenfish”, the players of the water polo team, wearing a yellow and rainbow-coloured LGBT Federation t-shirt.
→ 19.05 : hats, t-shirts, road markings, and beach flags will all ring with yellow 250m away from the legendary race at the 7th km, in the Bois de la Cambre.
→ 23.05 > 08 >07 : la Bourse will wrap its columns in the colours of the Tour jerseys, and Place De Brouckère will display a giant Yellow Jersey.
→ 16.06 (BXL TOUR): RTBF and VRT will place a giant bandana on their tower whose upper part will be surrounded by a tarpaulin paying homage to the Grand Départ. The “Tour Tower” will be visible from afar!
→ 28.06 > 28.07 : the tronks of the trees of the Mont des Arts and those of the esplanade in front of the magnificent Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula will be covered with custom-made yellow knitted socks.
→ 03 > 07.07 : A gigantic tarpaulin bearing the effigy of Eddy Merckx will cover one of the two ornamental ponds located at the foot of Palais 5 of Brussels Expo
– Twelve yellow flagpoles overhung by a bicycle will be placed during the 20km of Brussels, the Bicycle Festival, the BXL TOUR, the Couleur Café…
Having understood the enormous attractiveness and the major stakes of the event for their establishment and for the capital, the City also desires to enable the business to participate in the event and benefit from this economic potential. With this in mind, some businesses of the areas around the route will also add a touch of yellow, by decorating the shopping streets and/or the storefront windows and have bow ties and t-shirts or polo shirts in the colors of the Grand Départ at their disposal for the waiters and waitresses.
Brussels will be celebrating until July 7 so that its inhabitants and all other visitors can participate in this incredible adventure.
BRUSSELS IN YELLOW! Let’s make our capital resonate!
The map of Brussels in Yellow
The results of the Tour Dictation
The names of the winners of the Dictée du Tour are known! Discover them here.
This children will have acces to the backstage of the Tour on the 6th and 7th of July. Congratulations
Place of departure July 6 (Center of Brussels)
1. Ahmadou Oury Diallo (6ème B – Léon Lepage – Bruxelles)
2. Rayane El Banoudi (6ème C – Léon Lepage – Bruxelles)
3. Camille Bouchfira (6B – Ecole primaire Robert Catteau – Bruxelles)
4. Rujin Anne-Cécile Yang (6B – Ecole primaire Robert Catteau – Bruxelles)
5. Valentine Boucquey (P6 – Institut Sainte-Anne – Etterbeek)
6. Alice Perroux (P6 – Insitut Sainte-Anne – Etterbeek)
7. Nils Pierret (P5 – Institut Sainte-Anne – Etterbeek)
8. Catalin Stetco-pop (6ème – Ecole Primaire Steyls – Bruxelles)
Place of arrival July 6 (Heysel)
1. Sofia Tolstova (Ecole Jolis-bois primaire – Woluwé-Saint-Pierre)
2. Antoine Amara (5ème – Ecole Saint-André – Ixelles)
3. Wiam Aoulad El Ghazzi (Ecole primaire Adolphe Max – Bruxelles)
4. Solal Potvin (Ecole primaire Adolphe Max – Bruxelles)
5. Ahmed Hamdy (P6A – Ecole primaire des Eburons – Bruxelles)
6. Othman El Mahjari (6DE – Ecole Henriette Dachsbeck – Bruxelles)
7. Amalia-Marie Mantomina (P5DC – Ecole Primaire Catteau Aurore – Bruxelles)
8. Jérémie Kuate (5èmeB – Notre Dame de la Paix – Schaerbeek)
Place of departure July 7 (Center of Brussels)
1. Sarah Birsan (6ème – Ecole fondamentale du canal – Bruxelles)
2. Marwan El Idreissi (P6A – Clair Soleil – Anderlecht)
3. Vanessa Kerjota (P6A – Clair Soleil – Anderlecht)
4. Luca Pizzi (P6B – Les Colibris – La Hulpe)
5. Alicia Cecchi (P6B – Les Colibris – La Hulpe)
6. Maxime Grard (5C – Institut Sainte-Marie – Les Bons Villers)
7. Ryan Defossé (5C – Institut Sainte-Marie – Les Bons Villers)
8. Lina Aoulad Ghazi (6ème – Ecole 30 « les Magnolias » – Bruxelles)
Place of arrival July 7 (Heysel)
1. Matisse Van den Heede (6de – De Zeppelin – Geraardsbergen)
2. Tayssa Schoonjans (4de – De Zeppelin – Geraardsbergen)
3. Mauro Segers (6de – Immaculata Maria Basisschool – Roosdaal)
4. Keano Van Lierde (6de – Immaculata Maria Basisschool – Roosdaal)
5. Quinten Bert (6de – Immaculata Maria Basisschool – Roosdaal)
6. Ronan De Nil (6de – Immaculata Maria Basisschool – Roosdaal)
7. Mauro Van den Brande (5de – Immaculata Maria Basisschool – Roosdaal)
8. Anna Hzhamkochyan (6de – De Zeppelin – Geraardsbergen)