Circuit des Remparts, Angoulême
14th – 19th September
This event has to be one of our firm favourites, 2016 will be our 23rd consecutive year in attendance and we are taking steps to ensure it’s one of the best. We have seen many changes over the years but the ethos remain the same. A truly classic event which is as much about the social aspect as it is the cars! The whole weekend is packed with events starting with a concours d’Elegance, a rally through the Cognac vineyards, a gala buffet in the impressive covered market and of course the racing on the city’s Remparts.
We are pleased to continue in our capacity as official tour operator for the event. Not only does this give us access to the best tickets at the best prices but also the possibility of extras such as parade laps of the circuit, paddock hospitality and rooms at the best hotel in town.
Wednesday 14th September
The tour starts in Portsmouth where we have arranged special loading for our cars on the 2030 Hrs sailing to St Malo. Aboard get to know your fellow rally companions as the ship sets sail. Your onboard accommodation is included.
Thursday 15th September
On arrival into France follow our suggested routes on pretty roads via a coffee and croissant stop overlooking the lake at Combourg. We then continue to Chateau Le Lude for lunch and a visit. We park our cars within the grounds for a special photo opportunity before a short drive to our overnight stay at the ex-Aston Martin Team hotel at La Chartre sur le Loir. This evening dinner is included at the hotel.
Friday 16th September
After breakfast at the hotel, we have a very pretty drive down past Tours and through the Vienne valley, with a suggested coffee and lunch stop in one of the regions prettiest villages. Having checked in to our central hotel in Angouleme we will distribute your rally packs and tickets over a private drinks reception. Afterwards tonight is a free evening there is also the Concours d’Elegance judging to go to.
Saturday 17th September
This morning the scenic rally (for eligible cars) departs on some very fine roads surrounding Angoulême. There are checkpoint/refreshment points along the way and an excellent lunch taken at a surprise location. This evening you have tickets for the competitor’s gala buffet in the covered market, where the results for the Concours and the rally are announced.
Sunday 18th September
Today practice on the circuit takes place on the circuit during the morning sessions. We have a VIP area (at a supplement) for you to use today in the paddock where we will serve refreshments and offer a place to relax. Your race tickets will get you into the paddock and a numbered seat (at extra cost) in the grandstand. This evening we have organised a farewell dinner at a top restaurant in the town.
Monday 19th September
After breakfast at the hotel travel back to the port in Caen, we include the overnight boat with cabin accommodation. For those needing to return to the UK earlier a 1630 hrs sailing is available
£1199 per person based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room
- Return sailings with Brittany Ferries with cabin accommodation included each way.
- Four nights hotel accommodation
- Dinner on two evenings
- Lunch on two days including the Saturday rally
- Saturday Rally
- Sunday race tickets including paddock passes
- Race day hospitality
“Racing like it used to be on a grand tour to Angoulême’s famous streets”
We are very happy to amend your ferries, speak to us about extending your stay in France.