GRAND PRIX DE L'AGE D'OR
& The Route des Grand Crus
Savour an exhilarating 7-day tour to the Grand Prix de l'Age D'Or incorporating the Route des Grands Crus, the region’s most famous wine route. The event is held on the much-loved Dijon-Prenois circuit where the pits of this classic circuit have been restored to reflect the glory of France’s oldest historic car meeting.
This short, but challenging, circuit will push drivers to the edge of their talents and nerve, particularly with the blind La Bretelle corner, the uphill Parabolique hairpin and the never-ending very quick Pouas curve. Spectators tend to congregate at the dip to absorb the excitement of the race. This informal stadium is ideally situated only a stone’s throw from the paddocks. It is here in these paddocks that 300 cars are prepared, fine-tuned and tested ahead of their races in temporary garages by dedicated crews. The best thing is that spectators can access this area and get up close to these marvellous machines. Nearby is the exhibitors’ village, where there are a range of stalls and pop up shops selling all sorts of motor related merchandise.
The Route des Grands Crus (Wine Route) is a 60 km driving route which meanders its way through eastern France, past steeple-topped churches and stone built rambling farmhouses to the birthplace of some of the greatest wines in the world. It passes through most prestigious part of Burgundy's vineyards, between Dijon and Beaune, then on to Santenay. Here, you'll discover 38 picturesque wine villages of the Côte de Nuits and Côte de Beaune. The prestigious Côte de Nuits contains a string of the greatest red wines in the world, including 24 of Burgundy’s 33 grands crus (Romanée-Conti, Clos de Vougeot, Chambertin). After Corgoloin, it’s the Côte de Beaune region as far as the slopes of Maranges. The blessed land of Chardonnay produces the greatest dry white wines in the world, with Corton Charlemagne and the wines of Meursault, Montrachet.
Look What’s Included
• Return Ferry Crossing from Dover to Calais
(other crossings available on request)
• 2 Nights at the Hotel du Golf, Chamouille - one night in each direction
• 4 Nights at the Holiday Inn Dijon Toison d'Or
• Breakfast each morning & Dinners as meal basis below
• 2 Days Admission to the Grand Prix de l'Age d'Or on Saturday & Sunday
• Optional Drive on the Route des Grand Crus
• Optional Parade Laps (Approx. 20 minutes) - Price to be confirmed
• Detailed Road Book featuring Maps, Great Drives & Event Information
• Commemorative Tour Rally Plate
• Car Parking at the Hotels
See our selection of wonderful hotels, all of which have been hand-picked for their quality, facilities and location
PRE-BOOK YOUR TRACK LAPS
Drive your own car around this legendary circuit. There are two 25 minute sessions per day (Friday, Saturday & Sunday) including a “beginner” session and “skilled” session. The “beginner” session is ideal for those wishing to discover the track at moderate speed while the “skilled” session is perfect for those who wish to drive a little faster. A pace car will be in operation for both "beginner" or "skilled" sessions. These are not competitive laps and you will take your car on the circuit at your own risk. Please note: Only certain classic and sports cars as well as all pre-1966 cars are eligible for track laps and they must either have a roll cage or hard roof. Helmets are mandatory for all passengers in all vehicles.