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The competitors will drive along a route of about 2,000 km through the most beautiful roads of France to reach Cannes via BeauneClermont-FerrandValence and circuit Paul Ricard. On the circuit side, the drivers will compete on Dijon-Prenois, Bresse, Charade and Paul Ricard layouts, not to mention the 10 special stages on closed roads which will not be unveiled the day before. The Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte has been chosen as the official rally start.

The maps of the special stages are unveiled the day before they take place. Discover our instructions in the spectator guide.

LEG 0

Monday 17 April

Paris – Grand Palais Éphémère

Back to the Grand Palais Ephémère for Checks & Scrutineering! So, the public will be able to admire this ephemeral museum on Monday 17 April from 10am to5 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

LEG 1

Tuesday 18 april

Paris – Beaune

DIJON-PRENOIS Circuit & 1 Special stage

At first light, the Tour Auto caravan will leave the Grand Palais EphĂ©mère for the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte where the official start will be 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 will head 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 will head for the town of Beaune.

Parc Fermé access: on presentation of the programme at the rate of 10€, details in the spectator guide.

Access to the circuit: free, see spectator guide.

LEG 2

Wednesday 19 april

Beaune ­­- Clermont-Ferrand

BRESSE Circuit ­& 2 Special stages

After this first warm-up stage, the Tour Auto drivers will leave 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 will finish this second day in Clermont-Ferrand, capital of the Auvergne.

Parc Fermé access: on presentation of the programme at the rate of 10€, 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 will finish 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 10€, 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 will be 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 will be specially configured in “Grand Circuit” mode, 5.681 km long. The drivers will be timed over 8 full laps.

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€.

LEG 5

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 10€, details in the spectator guide.

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