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From 17 to 22 April 2023, the 32nd Tour Auto has ended on the French Riviera in the city of Cannes. The festivities began with the traditional exhibition day at the Grand Palais EphĂ©mère in Paris. In terms of cars and celebrations, this 2023 edition have featured the good old English cars!

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Monday 17 April

Paris – Grand Palais Éphémère

Back to the Grand Palais Ephémère for Checks & Scrutineering! The public admired this ephemeral museum on Monday 17 April from 10 am to 5 pm.

Opening hours to the public: 10 am to 5 pm
🎫 Admission on presentation of the Tour Auto x Le Point programme, sold on the spot for €15

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Tuesday 18 april

Paris – Beaune

DIJON-PRENOIS Circuit & 1 Special stage

At first light, the Tour Auto caravan have leaved the Grand Palais Ephémère for the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte where the official start has been given. A 17th century masterpiece, Vaux le Vicomte was the scene of significant historical events and the witness to the tragic ousting of its creator. Nicolas Fouquet imprisoned following a fantastic trial.

The competitors went to the Dijon Prenois circuit for the first circuit event of the week. In 2022, the circuit celebrated its 50th anniversary!  The circuit is one of the historic stages of the Tour de France Auto. To close this first leg, the competitors went to for the town of Beaune.

Parc Fermé access: on presentation of the programme at the rate of 15€, details in the spectator guide.

Access to the circuit: free, see spectator guide.

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Wednesday 19 april

Beaune ­­- Clermont-Ferrand

BRESSE Circuit ­& 2 Special stages

After this first warm-up stage, the Tour Auto drivers has left Beaune to join the Bresse circuit. Circuit of Bresse is a 55-hectare motorsports complex, unique in its kind allowing to combine passion for motorsports, leisure, and improvement needs. The participants ended this second day in Clermont-Ferrand, capital of the Auvergne.

Parc Fermé access: on presentation of the programme at the rate of 15€, details in the spectator guide.

Access to the circuit: free, see spectator guide.

LEG 3

Thursday 20 april

Clermont-Ferrand ­- Valence

CHARADE Circuit & 2 Special stages

The Charade circuit is the circuit venue for the 32nd edition’s third day. This track is an institution which has seen great names of the automobile world such as Jackie Stewart or Graham Hill at the wheel of a Formula 1 car. This 3.975 km long circuit is located around the Parc RĂ©gional des Volcans d’Auvergne, which makes it, since its creation in 1958, the only mountain circuit in Europe.

This leg has ended in Valence, a Roman city with a rich history that is full of archaeological, architectural and landscape wonders.

Parc Fermé access: on presentation of the programme at the rate of 15€, details in the spectator guide.

Access to the circuit: free, see spectator guide.

LEG 4

Friday 21 april

Valence – Circuit Paul Ricard

Paul Ricard Circuit & 2 Special stages

Further than a stopover, the circuit was a proper end of the leg finish and the venue for the timed session of the day, starting at 4pm and for a finish at nightfall. A great opportunity for the public to see the cars driving at night. For this purpose, the circuit was specially configured in “Grand Circuit” mode, 5.681 km long.

Practical information Paul Ricard circuit

  • Free access to the Grand Prix Burger grandstand area
  • Access to the Parc FermĂ© and paddocks: subject to obtaining the Le Point programme 15€.

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Saturday 22 april

Paul Ricard Circuit – Cannes

3 Special stages

For the final leg, the first crews will get up one last time early morning to reach Cannes. From the small fishing village to the world-famous seaside and cultural city, Cannes has forged a unique history, made up of passions and timely encounters. Cannes is simply the ideal place to finish the 2023 Tour Auto!

Parc Fermé access: on presentation of the programme at the rate of 15€, details in the spectator guide.

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