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Circuit des Remparts d'Angoulême

The 2021 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. The Circuit des Remparts is a highlight in any historic racing enthusiast’s diary!


What's Included?

  • Return Brittany ferry crossing from Portsmouth including outbound cabin as detailed in the itinerary
  • 3 nights accommodation on bed and breakfast basis 
  • A grandstand seat and paddock access
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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 the pretty French hill-top town of Angouleme.

The Angouleme 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 2021 Circuit des Remparts 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.



Thursday 16 September
Check in at Portsmouth in good time for your reserved crossing to St Malo due to depart at 2015h. An inside two berth cabin with ensuite facilities is also included.

Friday 17 September
Arrive in St Malo at 0815h and make your way to Angouleme. The drive takes approximately six hours with a fuel stop and a stretch of the legs. 
Check in to your hotel where accommodation has been reserved for three nights on a buffet breakfast basis. Our hotel is 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 a mouth watering array of classic cars on display, the drivers of which dress up in period costume.

Saturday 18 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 19 September
Practice for the 2021 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 20 September
Check out of your hotel and make your way back to Caen in good time for your return sailing at 1630h.  Arrival into Portsmouth is at 2115h.

Alternative crossings can be arranged (please ask for details). 


Accommodation No Nights
2 Persons per car
Single Supplement
Appart'City Angouleme Centre 3 £629 £190

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

You will be provided with a 24 hour contact number should you require any assistance during your trip. 

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.



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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