Tour de France 2023
Objective: save 21 children

Since 2003, Le Tour de France has been supporting Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque by allowing it to conduct fundraising activities during the stages. In 20 years, more than 358 interventions for children have been financed thanks to the partner! In 2023, many fundraising actions are planned: L'Étape du Tour, l'Étape du Cœur with personalities, the Caravane Solidaire, Les Sommets du Cœur E.LECLERC...

1 Bike for a Life

Throughout the Tour de France and the Tour de France Femme with Zwift, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque is organizing a solidarity tombola 100% in aid of children with heart disease.

Buy tickets and you could win a voucher worth €2,000 and the bike of your dreams!

Thanks to everyone's participation, the Association hopes to finance the operation of 4 children awaiting heart surgery. We need your help to make this birthday a great celebration for children with heart disease!

1 bike for a life
Stage of the Tour

The Tour de France stage

On Sunday July 9, more than 280 Coureurs du Coeur proudly donned their Association jerseys and set off on their bikes for the Tour de France stage from Annemasse to Morzine.


After raising a minimum of 800 euros each to obtain their solidarity bibs and covering 157 kms, they can be proud of having met an exceptional sporting challenge and a concrete solidarity challenge: to offer 14 children with heart disease the surgery that will save their lives. Many thanks to all!

The Tour de France Women with ZWIFT

Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque will be present in the caravan of the Tour de France Femme with Zwift!

We propose to the stage towns to carry the colours of their town and of generosity by offering visibility on our caravan at the start/finish and on the first/last 50 km of the stage and to put forward the young people around the values of solidarity during an official cheque handover with the Municipal Youth Council, an elected representative and the Association.

If each city donates 2,000 euros, two children with heart problems can be operated on!

Contact Charlotte Gely: - 06 60 48 95 89

La Tronquinette

The Solidarity Caravan

Since 2013, Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque has joined the advertising caravan!


Our goal? To thank our partners, because every donation counts, and to highlight the cause of children with heart disease on the road of the Tour!


This is made possible by a great chain of solidarity:

  • A team of 7 entertainers and 100% volunteer drivers, 5 vehicles loaned by ŠKODA, 1 festive vehicle "La Tronquinette", 1 truck dedicated to logistics loaned by Volkswagen, 200,000 goodies supplied by our partners: Haribo, E.LECLERC, Škoda, Domitys and Parc Astérix, accommodation and catering provided.

L'Étape du Cœur

Sportsmen and women, TV presenters, journalists, Koh-Lanta adventurers... On July 7, our ambassadors proudly wore the Association's colors during a special "Étape du Cœur" as we celebrate our 20th anniversary on the Tour de France.


By pedaling 42km of the 7th Stage between Cadillac-sur-Garonne and Bordeaux, the celebrities helped the Association shine in the media. We'd like to thank them all for giving up their time to help children with heart problems, and all in a great atmosphere!

Etape du Coeur

The Summits of the Heart

Since 2019, E.LECLERC has been committed to the Association during the Tour de France through the animation Les Sommets du Cœur which offers a fun and friendly moment to the public while raising awareness of the action of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque. This year, the event has been revamped and offers a real funfair attraction for the whole family.

The spirit of collective effort still prevails as participants pedal together to raise a gauge and can boost their progress by trying to catch a pompom: the association's emblematic teddy bear.

At the end of the Tour de France, all the efforts made are translated into a donation by E.LECLERC to support the cause of Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque.

Domitys has a heart

Residents DOMITYS residents mobilized to help us save 21 children from heart attacks during the Tour de France!


For the 3rd edition of the "10 Bornes DOMITYS" challenge, they cycled a few kilometers of the Tour route. For some of them, who hadn't cycled for several years, the challenge was considerable, but they all encouraged each other to cross the finish line and unlock the most beautiful of rewards: a donation of €24,000 from DOMITYS to finance surgery for 2 children.




Mécénat Chirurgie Cardiaque / Tour de France

Tour de France: 20th anniversary and 21 children saved!

This 2023 edition has been exceptional, as we celebrate 20 years of presence on the Tour de France. Two decades that have enabled us to save 358 children's hearts thanks to our fund-raising activities on the event, and soon 21 more little hearts, operated on thanks to this 2023 edition.

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