Post-modern heritage, chivalry, park and ride: Le Tour comes to Canterbury.
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
|Editors||Ali-Knight, J., Robertson, M., Fyall, A. and Ladkin, A.|
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.
|Keywords||Heritage; Historic City; Tour de France; Tourism; Mega event|
|Book title||International Perspectives of Festivals and Events: Paradigms of Analysis|
|Place of publication||London|
|Series||Advances in Tourism Research|
|01 Aug 2008|
|Publication process dates|
|Accepted||01 Aug 2008|
|Deposited||20 Jan 2020|
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