Circuit des Remparts, Angouleme 17th Sep - 22nd Sep 2020From £529.00 per person
Circuit des Remparts, Angouleme
Circuit Des Remparts
17th – 22nd September 2020
This year will be the 81st edition of the famous “Circuit des Remparts” race weekend in French town of Angouleme. The weekend will include Concours competitions, an international tourist rally through the picturesque French countryside, as well as a whole day of vintage and classic car racing around the historic walled circuit in the old town of Angouleme.
Travel Destinations have been attending this event with groups for 17 years. It is a favourite with the team for many reasons; Angoulême is perfectly situated for a great drive from Caen or St Malo. If you have the time join our six night tour on which we mostly keep to the d-roads to and from the event. Secondly the Circuit des Remparts is not just about the racing; as this just takes place on the Sunday. The International rally is an equally important part of the weekend, this is on the Saturday and the run typically takes you through some of the most picturesque parts of the region. The atmosphere is like no where else, as spectators and competitors arrive into the city the excitement builds for the weekends events.
On Friday at 20.45hrs, located in the town park, the Concours d’elegance takes place – a collection of classic cars of all shapes and sizes, with drivers and their companions in themed dress of the era of the car, where the winner wins their weight in Cognac! This event is free to enter and is great fun to participate in.
Rally International de Charente
For many visitors to the Circuit des Remparts this is the highlight of the weekend. The Rally (non competitive) begins early on Saturday morning in the car park of one of the local Hypermarkets (close to the All Seasons Hotel) and takes you through the Charente & Cognac countryside and concludes with a superb lunch – it is great fun and can be highly recommended. If you have a vehicle pre-1980 you can enter the rally.