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The Tour Auto once again headed for the Atlantic and returned to one of its favorite destinations, Biarritz, which had already been the finishing town for numerous editions, the most recent dating back to 2017. After scrutineering and the car display on Sunday, April 21st, and Monday, April 22nd, in Hall 6 of Paris Expo Porte de Versailles, the drivers and co-drivers set off on a 2,000km route to the elegant seaside town on the Basque coast. Young and old alike were able to visit the Parc FermĂ© at the CitĂ© de l’OcĂ©an for the final day of the car show.

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Sunday 21 & Monday 22 April

PARIS EXPO – PORTE DE VERSAILLES

This year, the administrative and technical scrutineering took place at Paris Expo – Porte de Versailles, which was open to the public exceptionally on Sunday afternoon (from 2pm) and on Monday, April 22nd, from 10am to 5pm. It was an opportunity for everyone to admire the ephemeral museum formed by the superb cars entered for this 33rd edition!

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Tuesday 23 april

Paris – TOURS, LA GRANGE DE MESLAY

The Tour Auto caravan left the Porte de Versailles for the UTAC Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome, where the official start of the rally was given. The competitors then headed to the Le Mans-Bugatti circuit for the first circuit event of the week. To round off this first leg, competitors headed to Tours, more precisely to La Grange de Meslay.

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Wednesday 24 april

TOURS ­­- LIMOGES

The day after the first warm-up leg, the competitors left La Grange de Meslay for Limoges. Around 400 kilometers awaited the drivers on this second day. The roadbook took them to the Val de Vienne circuit. Known for its fast, flowing track, this twisty, selective circuit tested competitors as they battled it out in a pack. Then it was on to Limoges! And it was always a pleasure for the Tour Auto to stop off in the capital of porcelain, where a huge number of spectators still came to pay it a visit, as they did in 2022.

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Thursday 25 april

LIMOGES – CARCASSONNE

The third day of the rally was the longest stage of the week, covering more than 500km through the Languedoc countryside. The stage ended in Carcassonne and its medieval citadel, La Cité, surrounded by a double wall defended by numerous watchtowers. At the foot of the Porte Narbonnaise, the main entrance to this medieval jewel, the Parc Fermé was open to the competitors and the car enthusiasts who had come to welcome them.

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Friday 26 april

CARCASSONNE – PAU

The penultimate day marked the return of the Tour Auto to the Nogaro circuit. This legendary circuit, also known as the Paul Armagnac circuit, was created between 1959 and 1960 by Robert Castagnon and Paul Armagnac to host a number of motor races that continue to this day, including the Easter Cup, the Nogaro Grand Prix, and many others. Competitors could follow in the footsteps of famous drivers such as Jean-Pierre Jaussaud, Alain Prost, Jean Alesi, and Sébastien Loeb before heading off to Pau. A Pyrenean town and the capital of the now-defunct sovereign principality of Béarn, Pau is a city steeped in history, where Tour Auto participants ended their day in the Tissié stadium car park.

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Saturday 27 april

PAU – BIARRITZ

On the final day of the Tour Auto 2024, the competitors headed for the Circuit EuropĂ©en de Pau-Arnos before taking to the road again for the Basque Coast and its flagship city of Biarritz, which brought this 33rd edition of the Tour Auto to a close. It was at the CitĂ© de l’OcĂ©an that the valiant crews and their steeds crossed the finishing arch before a well-deserved rest.

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