I noticed it today and had no idea there was a womans race going on ! A few days ago they where talking about people turning up hours earlier to see the train before the race and people turned up to get free stuff from the sponsors . no mention at all about the womans race !
There is a 10 day women's tour - the Giro Rosa. This year and last it contained some really good racing. There's also the women's ToB but the parcours is a bit weedy compared with the Giro Rosa. There's an upcoming tour being planned in Norway next year or the year after, I forget.
We need to stop obsessing about racing in France and support the women's races that do exist.