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A joyous festival of historic motorsport deep within France's Nouvelle-Aquitaine region awaits. 2023 will see the 51st edition of the famous “Circuit des Remparts” weekend in the French town of Angoulême. So much more than just historic racing, the weekend comprises of concours competitions, a classic car scenic road-run through the Charente countryside, as well as a whole day of vintage and classic car racing around the historic walled circuit of the old town of Angoulême.
Motorsport Travel Destinations have been organising tours to this event for more than 20 years, and yet it is difficult to describe the magnificent atmosphere which grips the town during the Circuit des Remparts weekend. The narrow, pedestrianised streets of the old town are buzzing with cafes and bars, filled with people relaxing and chatting about the various cars that they have spotted. There are car displays around every corner and social events throughout the weekend that make this event so memorable.
Circuit des Remparts is steeped in motorsport history and heritage. Some of history’s greatest drivers raced around the streets, including five-time Formula 1 World Champion Juan Manuel Fangio and fellow champions Alberto Ascari and Mike Hawthorn.
Places are limited, so book your spot today to avoid disappointment.
Wednesday 13 September
Check in at Brittany Ferries terminal in Portsmouth at 19:00 for the 20:15 overnight crossing to St Malo. A large window cabin awaits you.
Thursday 14 September
On arrival in France follow our attractive d-road route through the countryside from St Malo into the Loire Valley. Our overnight hotel is situated within the grounds of a historic Abbey. A pre-dinner cocktail is included this evening, as well a four-course dinner with paired wines.
Friday 15 September
After breakfast it is a relatively straight-forward drive to Angoulême. After checking in at your chosen hotel (with secure parking) for three nights, head in to the city on foot to explore. A walking tour is organised. You can then relax and soak up the atmosphere as the streets begin to fill with vintage and classic cars. This evening, enjoy the Concours d’Elegance that takes place in the Champs de Mars near to the hotel.
£1,500pp – based on two people in a car sharing a double or twin room
> Return sailing with Brittany Ferries
> A four berth inside cabin each way
> Overnight stay at the Abbaye de Fontevraud
> Pre-dinner cocktail & four course dinner with wine
> Three nights accommodation in Angouleme with breakfast and parking
> Entry to the Saturday rally
> Grandstand seats and paddock access for race day
> Entry to the Saturday evening gala buffet £75 per person
A non-refundable deposit of £250.00 per person is required at the time of booking.
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The tour is accurate at time of going to print. Tour is subject to change based on weather and/or other factors out of our control, but every effort will be made to find suitable alternatives.