Our "home" for a day on the Champs-Elysees

The finish line in Paris is impossible to get to unless you have some sort of VIP pass. There are actual seats, but you can't use them. You can get close though, if you are willing to hang out all day and stare at the dirt. In actuality, it's not that bad as there are plenty of things going on to keep you occupied. Guard that piece of fence with your life, the masses will arrive and try to crowd you out. Try to situate yourself in view of one of the many giant video screens so you can see the finish as well as the live action when it passes you.