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14-16 September 2018
Circuit des Remparts d'Angoulême

The 2018 Circuit des Remparts annual classic car race, weekend-long events see classic cars hurtling around the ancient, twisting roads of pretty hill-top town of Angoulême. A highlight in any car enthusiast’s diary!

14-16 September 2018
From £539.00 Per Person
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Overview

First staged back in 1939, the Circuit des Remparts classic car race is held on the third weekend each September. The weekend-long events sees classic cars hurtling around the ancient, twisting roads of this pretty French hill-top town.

The track hasn’t changed since that first race and is one of the very few motor races to take place within the walls of a town, making the 2018 Circuit des Remparts the 78th edition and a classic car race not to miss! The course itself is very demanding, twisting around the Angoulême ramparts and containing two right-angle bends and three hairpins.

 

Itinerary

Thursday 13 September
Check in at Portsmouth in good time for your reserved crossing due to depart at 2245h. An outside large 2 berth/4 berth cabin with ensuite facilities is also included and this cabin can accommodate 4 persons or it can serve as a large 2 berth cabin with 2 lower berths.

Friday 14 September
Arrive in Caen at 0645h and make your way to Angouleme. The drive takes approximately 6 hours and route maps will be provided. Check in to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for 3 nights on a buffet breakfast basis. The hotels have parking and are within walking distance of the key events and the Circuits des Remparts. On Friday evening there is a Concours d’elegance in the town with an mouth watering array of classic cars on display, the drivers of which dress up in period costume.

Our representatives will be on hand to assist throughout the weekend. 

Saturday 15 September
So many events take place throughout the day with the highlight a scenic rally along the stunning roads which surround Angouleme. The rally starts in the centre of town and over 150 cars are expected to take part along the roads of the beautiful Charente region.

Various concours and car displays take place around the town and at 1600h the Concours d’Etat takes place in the gardens of the Hotel de Ville. Here you will see a truly spectacular display of the finest classic and vintage cars. 

Sunday 16 September
Practice for the 2018 Circuit des Remparts race starts early in the morning with racing beginning after the break for lunch and continuing until 1800h. We include a grandstand ticket to view all of the days racing from and you can also enjoy a wander around the paddock where there is a great atmosphere and respect for the cars and their drivers.  

(All tickets are subject to availability at the time of booking)

Monday 17 September
Check out of your hotel and make your way back to Caen in good time for your return sailing at 2300h. Again an outside large 2 berth/4 berth cabin with ensuite facilities is also included and this cabin can accommodate 4 persons or it can serve as a large 2 berth cabin with 2 lower berths.

If you wish to get back to the UK sooner a 1630 crossing can be booked as an alternative (please ask for details). 

Tuesday 18 September
Arrival in Portsmouth at 0645h.

 

Accommodation No Nights
2 Persons per car
Single Supplement
Campanile Angouleme Ouest
 
£539
  
£110
Appart'City Angouleme Centre 3 £639  £220

 

 N.B. The above prices are per person based on 2 people sharing a car and please note the price does not include vehicle breakdown insurance.

 

If you would prefer a more leisurely return or would like to arrive in Angouleme earlier, please call us on 0116 231 1222 and we can discuss an extension of your stay. 

Hotels

Appart’City Angoulême

This converted abbey is located in the centre of Angoulême on the banks of Charente River and a 15-minute walk from Saint-Pierre Cathedral.

Each modern apartment has a kitchen with hotplates and...

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Campanile Angoulème Ouest

The Campanile Hotel Ouest is located in Saint-Yrieix just outside of Angouleme town centre. You can walk (approximately 40 minutes) or take a taxi into town. 

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