Grand Prix de Pau Historique

Tuesday 23rd May – Monday 29th May 2017

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 and adjacent to the track, with excellent parking.

Tour itinerary

Tuesday 23rd May 

Join the tour in Portsmouth for the overnight sailing to Caen, we have arranged priority embarkation so we can board together. We then gather for a welcome drink and the opportunity to meet the other tour participants. Your on board accommodation is included.

Wednesday 24th May 

Our first stop is to one of our favourite coffee stops in the old town of Putanges, before we continue on selected roads to the Hotel de France in the small town of La-Chartre-sur-le-Loir. Here a fabulous lunch is included. In the afternoon we cross North of Tours to our first overnight at the stunning Fontevraud L’hotel where we have dinner prepared for us by their acclaimed chef.

Thursday 25th May 

After breakfast we continue South via the selected routes towards our overnight stay at a Chateau hotel situated near to Bergerac.

Friday 26th May 

Today we have suggested a pleasant route down to Pau, with a characterful lunch stop at a wonderful ferme auberge in Gascony.

We arrive at our central hotel in Pau in time to explore the old town and wander the numerous but intensely ’French styled’ pop up bars in the Boulevard d’Aragon. If we so wish we can take up the Mayor’s personal invitation to park our cars in the ‘Place Royale’, to form a static display under the watchful eye of overnight security.

Saturday 27th May 

Today you will have tickets for the practice and racing, with special parking by the circuit and access to the paddock and main grandstands. We have arranged parade laps of the circuit today so you obtain a driver’s eye view of this spectacular circuit. Lunch is included today for us in a private room at a restaurant in the centre of the paddock. After lunch you can enjoy the rest of the racing, your evening is free to do as you wish. We can advise about restaurants etc.

Sunday 28th May 

Today a tour ‘Finale’ lunch is included for the group in the paddock restaurant. This evening is again free to enjoy ‘old’ Pau, as you wish.

Monday 29th May 

After breakfast at the hotel we make our way to Santander for the cruise ferry back to Portsmouth arriving on Tuesday afternoon.

Alternatively extend your staay and take in our three night Pyrenean adventure! See your extension plan below: 

Pyrenean Tour Extension

Monday 29th May 

Today we tackle four cols through the Pyrenees en route to our hotel in Vielha.Dinner included this evening.

Tuesday 30th May 

After breakfast we include fabulous roads and cols on the Spanish side of the Pyrenees.

Wednesday 31st May

Three more cols get tackled today before we arrive on the coast for the finale evening. Dinner included this evening.

Thursday 1st June 

Fuentarabia – Bilbao for the ferry which departs at 1530h arriving back into Portsmouth at 1445h

Tour prices

What is included?

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

Prices

  • £1495 per person based on 2 people in a car sharing a twin/double room
  • £2049 per person based on two in a car but with single occupancy
  • £2549 per person based on one in a car and single occupancy

Pyrenean Tour Extension

  • £649 per person based on two in a car sharing a twin/double room

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What is included?

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

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Testimonials

  • Seems like we have been away for months, now back to reality! Just a quick note of thanks from Aly & myself for an amazing time, a brilliant event, the best of the weather and really good company.J Harris, Algarve Historic 2011
  • Just to say what a super time we had on the Angouleme tour and follow on trip.L Horsfall, Angouleme 2011
  • I would also like to express my thanks to you for organising a great event which we all thoroughly enjoyed. Great event, location, food and good company too.D Burdett, Spa Classic 2012
  • Want to tell you we returned ok and to thank you for an excellent trip, it exceeded my expectations and thought your organisation, eating establishments, events , hospitality, hotels etc. were excellent, a great crowd of people all which made the trip so enjoyable , you have a great formulae so congratulations.Angoulême 2013, Angoulême
  • Just a short message to say very many thanks to Thomas and Nick for a fantastic trip to Angouleme for the races. Your organisation was faultless and we can honestly say that this was the best motoring trip we have ever participated in. The food, wine and accommodation was second to none and we made many new friends as well as meeting up with old acquaintances. We have been on quite a few motoring trips/rallies over the last few years, but this has to be the best so far. We hope to join you all again in 2014. Thank You once again.Mike & Jennie Buttle, Angouleme
  • returned safely- Great event-Great Locations-Fantastic meals- Will tell all my Friends- Well done and best regards to you and NickJ Chatley, Pau 2011
  • Hannah and I had a great time with you all at Classic Le Mans. La Beuneche was just the most perfect retreat from the (wonderful) aural barrage of the track, and with your know how, contacts and great company it made a great and memorable trip.J Gibson, Le Mans Classic 2012
  • Just wanted to say thanks for the great organisation, we had a very good time at the event and it all ran very smoothly. You choices for Lunch and Dinner were great.A Blatherwick, Spa Classic 2012
  • Just a quick note to say a big thank you for all your help and organisation for our Italy trip. We have had some really positive feedback since everyone got back and I think they all had a really amazing time. You even managed to arrange an earthquake for the last night I believe!C Bate, Emblem Sports Cars, Bespoke Factory our in Italy
  • It probably seems a long time ago for you now, but thank you so much for a brilliant event. Everything we could have hoped for and great fun. Will keep an eye on your events in future!V Moores, Monaco Historic 2012