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Grand Prix de Pau Historique

15th - 21st May 2018

The Grand Prix de Pau Historique remains one of our favourites on the Historic Motor racing calendar. A lovely old city with thrilling views of the Pyrenees, this is the oldest and most exciting of the remaining street circuits and provides great racing and a convivial atmosphere. Our central hotel is adjacent to the track, with excellent parking.

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Grand Prix de Pau Historique

15th - 21st May 2018

The Grand Prix de Pau Historique remains one of our favourites on the Historic Motor racing calendar. A lovely old city with thrilling views of the Pyrenees, this is the oldest and most exciting of the remaining street circuits and provides great racing and a convivial atmosphere. Our central hotel is adjacent to the track, with excellent parking.

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What is Included
  • Return Brittany Ferries sailings with cabin accommodation included each way.
  • Five nights’ luxury accommodation on a bed and breakfast basis
  • Lunch on Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
  • Dinner on Wednesday and Thursday.
  • Race tickets and infield parking for Pau Historic
  • Track Laps on Saturday
  • Services of an experienced tour manager throughout
Tour Prices

£2,125 per person

Based on two people sharing a twin/double room

£995

Single supplement 

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Itinerary

Tuesday 15th May (Please note these dates are provisional)

Our tour begins in Portsmouth where we will board the 22:45 sailing to Caen. Your Classic GT tour manager will be on hand to greet you at check-in where he/she will direct you to our dedicated loading line. Having checked in, we will board the ship together and find our overnight cabin accommodation.

Wednesday 16th May 

Having disembarked the ferry around 08:00hrs, the first part of our journey takes us on a short drive to the town of Putanges. Here we will enjoy a typical French breakfast by the river before continuing our journey to the Hotel de France in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir. Here we will enjoy a fabulous light lunch and have a chance to take in the motor racing history the hotel portrays so well.

After lunch, we continue our journey to our first overnight stop, the newly renovated Fontevraud Abbey. We should arrive with plenty of time to wander around the abbey grounds before sitting down for dinner prepared by their acclaimed chef in the hotel restaurant.

Thursday 17th May 

After breakfast at the hotel, we will aim to depart around 10:00hrs to allow plenty of time to enjoy today’s scenic drive. Our destination is the stunning Chateau des Vigiers, a chateau-style hotel set on a 27-hole golf course.

En route, we will stop for lunch at a hotel restaurant by the river in the town of Confolens, a beautiful place for a pit stop. After lunch, we will get back in the cars for the final stint of the day to our overnight stop. Upon arrival at the hotel, we will park the cars in front of the Chateau for a photo opportunity before meeting in the hotel restaurant for dinner.

Friday 18th May 

Today we depart for Pau. The first part of our journey takes us into Gascony to a ‘Ferme Auberge’ near St Medard for a lunch. Our lunch spot is a fabulous duck farm and a restaurant we would call a hidden gem. After lunch, we take a short drive to the Parc Beaumont hotel in Pau. This hotel’s location could not be better to enjoy a race weekend with your hotel room balcony overlooking one of the most exciting corners on the racetrack.

With the weekend in full swing, the town of Pau has lots to offer with pop up bars, live music and a fantastic atmosphere. The evening is free for you to enjoy.

Saturday 19th May 

This morning you will hear the beautiful sounds of historic racing cars practising around the circuit. After breakfast, we will meet in the hotel car park and drive to our private club parking area. You can watch the racing from the Palais Beaumont grandstand before we take to the track in our cars for the club parade laps.

Lunch today is in the Au Fin Gourmet restaurant within the main paddock area where we have a set menu including wine arranged. After lunch, you are free to enjoy the remainder of the afternoons racing and once again, this evening is free for you to enjoy Pau.

Sunday 20th May 

Today the racing begins around 08:00hrs. Once you have had a good breakfast you can either return to your hotel balcony to watch some of the racing or head over to the paddock for a close up look at all the cars. Lunch will take place and the same restaurant today.

As the race weekend ends, you are free to enjoy the town of Pau as it celebrates a fantastic weekend of motor racing.

Monday 21st May 

After an exciting weekend of historic racing, we head for Santander to board our crossing back to the U.K. For this journey we recommend the most direct route however you’re welcome to drive your own route at your own pace.  

Alternatively, extend your stay and take in our three night Pyrenean adventure! Click here to read more. 

Pyrenean Adventure
21st - 24th May 2018

This three night extension to the Grand Prix de Pau Historique takes you on an adventure into and across the Pyrenees.

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Hotels

Fontevraud L'Hôtel

The Saint-Lazare priory is the hotel at the heart of L’Abbaye de Fontevraud  and offers an incomparable experience. Each of the rooms is a cosy refuge: high-quality bedding, elegant contemporary...

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Chateau des Vigiers

Dating back to the 16th century and set amidst the famous vineyards of this beautiful and unspoiled region of the Dordogne in the South West of France.

The Chateau des Vigiers is affectionately...

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Parc Beaumont Hotel

Bordering the Beaumont gardens, where charm and history meet. The Hotel Parc Beaumont is in harmony with its environment. Elegant rooms, a shaded terrace and a luminous spa together with the soft...

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