Route

The 30th edition of the Tour Auto Optic 2000 takes place from 30th August to 4th September 2021. It starts from the Grand Palais Éphémère (Paris) to finish in Nice, by five legs and 1 930 kilometers on the most beautiful roads in France.

The 2021 Tour Auto Optic 2000 begins on Monday 30th April in a completely new setting, the Grand-Palais Ephémère on the Champ-de-Mars in Paris. The next day (Tuesday, August 31), the 210 competitors (competition and regularity) leave the capital for five days of competition on 4 circuits and 10 special stages.


  • The detailed route will be revealed on July 20.
  • The Special Stage maps are published on this page at 17:00, on the eve of each day they take place. 

Monday, August 30, 2021
Grand Palais Éphémère, Paris Champs-de-Mars
• Administrative checks and technical scrutineering

Leg 1 – Tuesday, August 31, 2021
Paris – Beaune
399 kilometers
+ Official start from the Château de Courances
+ Circuit de Dijon-Prenois
+ One special stage

Leg 2 – Wednesday, September 1, 2021
Beaune – Aix-les-Bains
322 kilometers
+ Circuit de Bresse
+ Two special stages

Leg 3 – Thursday, September 2, 2021
Aix-les-Bains – Valence
446 kilometers
+ Three special stages

Leg 4 – Friday, September 3, 2021
Valence – Nîmes
289 kilometers
+ Circuit de Lédenon
+ Two special stages

Leg 5 – Saturday, September 4, 2021
Nîmes – Nice
474 kilometers
+ Circuit Paul Ricard
+ Two special stages


SPECTATOR GUIDE SPECIAL STAGES