Circuit des Remparts, Angouleme 15th Sep - 21st Sep 2021From £1,249.00 per person
Escorted driving tour – Hotel St Gelais, Angouleme
Angoulême; Circuit des Remparts
15th – 21st September 2021
This is a wonderful opportunity to join other classic car owners on a relaxed driving holiday to one of the most unique historic motoring events in Europe; The Circuit des Remparts. As well as a full day of racing around the tight walled streets of the town on the Sunday, there is a tourist rally through the surrounding countryside on the Saturday and a fun Concours on Friday evening. In addition, this tour follows country lanes and scenic roads to & from Angoulême.
Wednesday 15th September
Check in at Brittany Ferries terminal in Portsmouth at 19:00hrs for the 20:15hrs overnight crossing to St Malo. A large window cabin has been reserved for you.
Thursday 16th September
On arrival in France pick up our attractive d-road route from St Malo into the Loire. Our overnight hotel is situated within the grounds of a historic Abbey. Dinner is included.
Friday 17th September
After breakfast it is a relatively straight-forward drive to Angoulême. After checking in at the Boutique St Gelais hotel (a short walk from the centre of town) for 3 nights, head in to the city on foot to explore. A walking tour is organised so that you can familiarise yourself with the town layout, 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 Champ de Mars.
Saturday 18th September
Entry for the International rally departs is included* & departs from Angoulême. More than 150 cars drive through the roads of the Charente region, with the run finishing at the Champ de Mars in the town centre. For the evening you have the option to buy tickets for the gala buffet, held in the covered market, or you can dine in one of the excellent nearby restaurants. *The rally is open to most classic and sports cars, but please confirm at the time of booking.
Sunday 19th September
Sunday is race day on the historic Circuit des Remparts. Starting from 08:00hrs and continuing to 18:00hrs. Race categories include Bugatti grand prix cars, Frazer Nash, MGs, Vintage sport and racing cars, GTs, GTSs and GTOs. Those who wish to spectate will have access to the track, grandstands and will be able to wander through the pits and paddock.
Monday 20th September
Leave Angoulême and head north on minor roads. Overnight in the centre of Saumur. Arrive in time to enjoy a visit to the Chateau de Saumur or have a stroll around the town or along the Loire river.
Tuesday 21st September
Depart Saumur and return to Caen ready to check in for the 16:30hrs Brittany Ferries crossing to Portsmouth. Arrive in Portsmouth at 21:15hrs.
A deposit of £200.00 per person will be required at the time of booking. Any bookings made within 12 weeks of the event must be paid in full.
- Brittany Ferries crossings from Portsmouth to Caen including 4-berth window cabin Upgraded cabins are available on request.
- Breakfast stop in Putanges
- Overnight at hotel Fontevraud on a half board basis
- Three nights bed and breakfast in the 4 star St Gelais hotel in Angoulême
- Overnight in Saumur on a bed and breakfast basis
- Entry to the Saturday rally
- Event entry, grandstand seat and paddock access for Sunday
- Routes and general information
- Boutique hotel in the centre of Angoulême
- Swimming pool
- Bar & restaurant
- Upgrade to Superior room £180 per room at St Gelais for three nights
Upgrade to Deluxe room £450 per room at St Gelais for three nights
What’s not included
- Vehicle recovery and personal insurance.