THE action may be frantic on the route – but at least one site will remain an oasis of calm.

York Minster will stay open late on Saturday, July 5, for an evening of “Twilight, Tea and Tranquility.”

From 6pm to 9pm it will offer stillness, calm, a cup of tea and an opportunity to learn about the Minster’s French connections, all set to the gentle sound of a grand piano.

Visitors will also be able to enjoy lantern-lit trips up the Tower with magnificent sunset views across York as the city prepares for the Grand Depart.

Last admissions will be at 8pm. Entry to the Minster is £5 for adults, £2.50 for children (no concessions including York residents). Tours of the Tower will cost £10 in addition to entry.