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We're back to the Hermitage Hotel in Montreuil in 2023 for the popular Beaujolais Rally, where you can enjoy the fun and camaraderie on the roads of the Pas de Calais. As always, Simon will utilise his extensive knowledge of this region of France to put together another enjoyable rallying experience.

Named in honour of the Beaujolais Nouveau Day, which celebrates the splendid harvest of the handpicked local Gamay grape, the Beaujolais weekend is a weekend of regularity rallying like no other and is the most popular of Simon’s events. There is nothing quite like the sense of adventure, competition and camaraderie you will feel over this weekend as navigator and driver tackle a series of drives through the picturesque French countryside.


Some interesting facts; Beaujolais Nouveau is always released the third Thursday of November, regardless of the start of the harvest. The region of Beaujolais is 34 miles long from north to south and 7 to 9 miles wide. There are nearly 4,000 grape growers who make their living in this picturesque region just north of France's third largest city, Lyon. All the grapes in the Beaujolais region must be picked by hand. These are the only vineyards, along with Champagne, where hand harvesting is mandatory. 'Gamay' is the only grape permitted for Beaujolais. While certain California wineries may label their wine "Gamay Beaujolais" this is not the same grape variety as what is grown in France.

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Classic Rally Tours

Beaujolais Rally

Drive to your chosen port of departure for the crossing to France followed by the drive to Montreuil-sur-Mer and the Hermitage Hotel.

Mileages from the Port to the Hotel

Calais - 50 miles / Coquelles - 45 miles

Look What’s Included

• 3 Nights at the Best Western Hermitage Hotel, Montreuil-sur-Mer

• Breakfast each morning at the hotel

• Gala Prize giving dinner & a bottle of wine per person on the last night

• Full Day Rallying on Saturday

• Full Day Rallying on Sunday 

• Detailed Rally Book featuring Maps, Directions

& Event Information

• Commemorative Rally Plate

• Complimentary car parking at the Hotel

Please note: So that we can offer maximum flexibility we haven't included a specific crossing route - see ferry & Euro Tunnel options below.

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Dates & Prices

Limited availability - Please call to book
Including P&O Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
4 Days, 3 Nights - 17th to 20th November 2023 - From £599.00* Per Person - Limited Availability
Including EuroTunnel Crossing from Folkestone to Coquelles
4 Days, 3 Nights - 17th to 20th November 2023 - From £649.00* Per Person - Limited Availability
No Ferry or EuroTunnel Crossing
4 Days, 3 Nights - 17th to 20th November 2023 - From £549.00* Per Person - Limited Availability

*Please note: All prices shown above are per person and based on 2 persons sharing a car and a twin/double room
Meal Basis -​ Breakfast each day & Gala Dinner on the last night
Single occupancy supplement - £199.00

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