The announcement was made less than 24 hours after the 2018 Paris-Nice stage race was won by young Spaniard Marc Soler.
Prudhomme commented: "The last few editions of the Paris-Nice have shown that the variety of landscapes and reliefs in the region adds to the suspense, the attack, the show.
"That's precisely what we want to give... to the 2020 Tour."
This year's Tour, the jewel in cycling's crown, sets off from the Vendee in the west of France with the 2019 edition beginning in Brussels.
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