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At the 2023 event, we celebrated our 20-year partnership with the Tour de France and the 379 children with heart problems saved thanks to our various fund-raising activities during the event!
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Visit key figures

  • 379

    children saved since 2003

  • 21

    children to save in 2024

  • 5

    vehicles in the Tour de France Caravan

Tour de France 2024

- Tour de France: June 29 to July 21
- Stage du Cœur: July 5 between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin
- Stage of the Tour: July 7 between Nice and Col de la Couillole
- Tour de France Women with Zwift: August 12-18



How are we saving children on the Tour de France?

We're mobilizing all our energy to reach our goal: to raise enough money to provide heart surgery for 21 children in 21 stages. To achieve this, we need to be relentless, to redouble our imagination and to count on the generosity of our partners and the public.

The Tour de France stage

Amateur cyclists pedal under the same conditions as the pros with a solidarity bib!

L'Étape du Cœur

Celebrities give the Association media exposure by pedaling a stage of the Tour de France.

The Tour de France Caravan

We promote the Association on the roads of the Tour as part of the mythical publicity caravan.

Women's Tour de France with Zwift

For the past 2 years, we've been continuing to raise funds for the Tour de France Femmes with Zwift.
Stage of the Tour de France

The Tour de France stage

A mythical event for cycling fans of the Grande Boucle, the Tour de France stage is a unique opportunity to pedal a stage of the route under the same conditions as the professionals. Every year, it attracts thousands of sports enthusiasts who rush to buy race numbers as soon as they are available.

Thanks to our partnership with A.S.O, organizer of the event, we are fortunate to be able to obtain solidarity race numbers. A race number that allows you to take part in the competition, with the added bonus of solidarity, since to obtain it you don't have to buy it, but collect donations in aid of children with heart disease.
On a dedicated online collection platform, registered Coureurs du Cœur runners must collect a minimum of €800 in donations to ensure their participation.

To thank them, we offer surprises and encouragement on the day. It's an unforgettable experience, and helps us save children's hearts every year!



Take out a solidarity bib

Etape du Coeur

L'Étape du Cœur

It's been a tradition on the Tour de France since 2003: every year, celebrities and ambassadors from Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque come together in a collegial atmosphere for the "Étape du Coeur ". Sportsmen and women, TV presenters, journalists, Koh-Lanta adventurers, actors... they pedal for children with heart disease, dressed in the Association's colors, on a stage a few hours before the professional cyclists pass by.

By donating their time, they help Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque raise its profile at this event, which is covered by the media.

In 2024, you can cheer on our ambassadors during the time trial between Nuits-Saint-Georges and Gevrey-Chambertin.

Caravane du Tour de France de Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque

The Tour de France Caravan

Thanks to the generosity of kind-hearted partners, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque has the chance to be present in the mythical Tour de France caravan at a lower cost:

- The vehicles are on loan from Škoda and are decorated by Ideactif.

- Haribo, E.LECLERC, Cochonou, Domitys, Škoda, Le Parc Astérix offer thousands of goodies for the public.

- The caravan is led by a team of volunteers who stay with local residents free of charge.

Every year our caravan gets better and better, and we can say that it looks great with its 5 vehicles, including the car carrying our giant bear in a cyclist's jersey and "La Tronquinette", a giant collection trunk, embellished with a coin, to represent our collection effort at the event.

The aim is to promote the Association's cause to the general public throughout France, thank our partners and spread the message that "Every donation counts" in order to save children!

Départ le 29 juin d’Italie pour la première étape !

Tour de France Women with Zwift

Women's Tour de France with Zwift

Since the creation of the Tour de France Femmes with Zwift, our caravan continues to criss-cross the roads of France during this event, and our fund-raising activities can continue for another week!

As with the Tour de France publicity caravan, our partners support us so that Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque can continue to shine on the roads at lower cost.