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Angouleme classic car event
 
Every September we have a special offer for the famous Circuit des Remparts at Angouleme - covering the weekend of this fascinating classic car event

The event is held on the third weekend of September and runs from Friday evening through to late afternoon on Sunday.

For our special we extend the previous week on a day-by-day basis at a competitive price to cover the remainder of the weekend and part of the following week. Please phone or email your requirements but note that the 2018 event was booked a matter of days after the 2017 event finished! We can however take a booking for 2019.

 
(We cannot accept any booking requiring a changeover during the weekend as we will be at Angouleme ourselves!)

Every September the streets of the ancient hill-top town of Angouleme are taken over by hundreds of classic cars. This really is a sight not to be missed whether you're a car enthusiast or just interested in the spectacle. Angouleme is only about an easy hour's drive from La Petite Gravelle.

There is a short video of our entry in the Club Rallye section of the event on our Photo Album page.


 A Concours d'Elegance starts the proceedings TF_ready_to_goon Friday evening followed on Saturday by two Rallyes through the surrounding countryside. These bring together true, rare and expensive classics on the International Rally and more down to earth cars such as our MGTF on the Club Rally.

On Sunday there are the races which give the event its name - on a spectacular circuit around the old town and zig-zagging up the steep hill towards the ramparts.

There is always a good turnout of vintage Bugattis, and other classes cater for everything from Edwardian racers to Minis and GT40s. All of them driven with great panache and determination, despite their age, value and the tight circuit.There are big screens, English and French commentaries, and it's incredibly noisy, busy and just... amazing!

The Friday Concours d'Elegance is held in the old town and is free, the route of the Saturday parade is published beforehand and the cars can be viewed anywhere along the route, also free (our own MGTF will almost certainly be there somewhere). On Sunday there are free displays throughout the town, and you can buy a single pass (€28 in 2017) which gives access to all parts of the circuit - including the pits where you can rub shoulders with the competitors, and even have the privilege of almost being run over by a 90-year-old Bugatti (please don't ask...).


Our tips. Arrive early on the Sunday, buy a coffee either at one of the cafés opposite the park reserved for the featured marque or at the Champs de Mars for the Club Rally entrants and just sit back and watch as the cars you always wanted to own arrive! Wander into the uncrowded old town for lunch where there will be various marques on display in the many squares, and then head for the afternoon racing, buy an all-areas ticket and be overwhelmed by the noise, smells and excitement! 


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Our MGTF in Sunday's Charente MG Owners Club display in the Old Town, September 2016

Our offers cover the whole of the event, with time to spare both before and after to make the most of your visit to this lovely area. If you're driving a classic we'll make space in our locked and covered barn for you.
 
Official website at circuit-des-remparts.com  (English version)
                                    

 
 
 
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