Post-modern heritage, chivalry, park and ride: Le Tour comes to Canterbury.

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Lovell, J. 2008. Post-modern heritage, chivalry, park and ride: Le Tour comes to Canterbury. in: Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A. and Ladkin, A. (ed.) International Perspectives of Festivals and Events: Paradigms of Analysis London Elsevier. pp. 265-277
AuthorsLovell, J.
EditorsAli-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A. and Ladkin, A.
Abstract

On 8 July 2007, the Tour de France (TDF) began with a grand depart in London and ended the first stage in Canterbury. This opportunity to stage a high-profile mega-event was extremely important in the context of London's 2012 Olympic bid, making the TDF a pilot, in effect, so it was vital that the event planning and implementation were effective. This chapter aims to analyse the relationship between the heritage city and the mega event, using the Stage One finish in Canterbury as a case study. This chapter asks how was the tour de France managed in the context of Canterbury's cultural policy initiatives and historic city spatial constraints.

KeywordsHeritage; Historic City; Tour de France; Tourism; Mega event
Page range265-277
Year2008
Book titleInternational Perspectives of Festivals and Events: Paradigms of Analysis
PublisherElsevier
Output statusPublished
Place of publicationLondon
SeriesAdvances in Tourism Research
ISBN9780080451008
Publication dates
Print01 Aug 2008
Publication process dates
Accepted01 Aug 2008
Deposited20 Jan 2020
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