Programme

du 16 au 21 septembre

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Knokke – Chantilly

Saturday 16 September 2006

A morning reserved for technical scrutineering and singing-on, a light buffet before leaving for Le Zoute everybody must know by now, next across the Flemish Ardennes, caracoling through Picardie, Beauvaisis and Clermontois to get to Chantilly, a Mecca of refinement, history as well as traditions.


10.00-13.00 Knokke Albertplein
12.30 Knokke Alberplein - Start Car n° 1
13.45 Werken
14.17 Dikkebus
15.55 Servins
17.55 Saint Just
18.30 Chantilly

+/- 290 km - 4 RT
Dinner & overnight at Dolce Hotel Chantilly ****

   
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Chantilly-Vichy

Sunday 17 September 2006

Cruising around Paris early in the morning, what an unusual challenge for the second rally race day! The participants will be crossing the Valley of the Creuse, the Orleans forest, the Nivernais, further through some of the Morvan before reaching Vichy, the peaceful Allier city, famed for its water sources and its past belonging to the history of France. The area is also a nest of beautiful landscapes and soil, both welcoming and calm. We'll be stopping over right in the middle of the old city, not far from the "Parc des Sources".


10.15 Fontainebleau Chateau
11.30 Egreville
12.15 Château Coligny
14.55 Pouilly sur Loire
15.45 Apremont
16.40 Chemilly
17.30 Saint Didier
18.00 Vichy – Parc des Sources

 

+/- 440 km - 12 RT
Dinner & overnight at Sofitel Vichy Les Célestins****

   
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Vichy-Montpellier

Monday 18 September 2006

The beautiful stage, with so much mileage across richly coloured regions, with great scenery and tricky roads such as the Massif Central , a touch of Ardèche and a tiny bit of Cévennes…
We will be hosted in the modern quarter of Montpellier with a veiled reference to Mediterranean architecture of the second part of the 20th century open to the world and the sea.

 


08.40 Lempty
10.00 Bournoncle
11.40 La Garde
15.00 Cabrillac
16.40 Ganges

 

+/- 500 km Etape “Marathon” - 8 RT
Dinner & overnight at Sofitel Montpellier Antigone****

   
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Montpellier-Andorre

Tuesday 19 September 2006

There, at the foot of the Pyrenees, starts the true adventure of driving and real difficulties as we will be heading for Andorra via the most beautiful roads of Ariège. Andorra, famous for its ever expanding ski resorts. The outskirts of the Principality can welcome us in their high altitude nest.

From the hotel we'll be staying at, we can expect a few nice surprises, in the decoration for example, specially designed for pampering our passion for beautiful cars. 


08.45 Montagnac
11.00 Padern
12.00 Maury
13.40 Lapradelle
14.45 Mijanes
16.00 Frontière France-Andorre

 

+/- 350 kms - 12 RT
Dinner & overnight at Hotel Nordic « El Tarter » ****

   
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Andorre-Tarbes

Wednesday 20 September 2006

One more bewitching day through the Pyrenees ending up in the beautiful city of Tarbes and its gorgeous past going back to Roman times.

Tarbes has been a garrison town for numerous decades and has managed to remain both open and cosmopolitan. For the first time, a brand new hotel will open its doors for us, revealing its architecture, contemporary, friendly and interesting as well.


09.15 Ax les Thermes
10.50 Massat
11.30 Saint Girons
13.15 Col de Portet d’Aspet
14.15 Allos
16.10 Guchen
16.30 Tarbes – Quartier Larrey – 1er RGHP

 

 

+/- 320 km - 12 RT
Dinner & overnight at Rex Hotel - Tarbes ****

   
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Tarbes-Biarritz

Thursday 21 September 2006

Following the legendary roads of the Tour de France, we'll finally get to the superb city of Biarritz that the Emperor had elected as his residence after crossing the Basque country. Biarritz is so attractive and "genuine" in spite of its somehow impenetrable features!

It's such a long way from the northern tip of Belgium and the North Sea we all like so much! Six days later, we have now reached the southern tip of France, at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, as impressive as hospitable!

08.00 Tarbes – Quartier Larrey
08.35 Gez
09.46 Col de l’Aubisque
10.45 Escot
12.00 Larrau
14.30 Saint Jean Pied de Port
15.00 Ustarritz
15.25 Biarritz – Boulevard de l’Impératrice

 

+/- 200 km - 10 RT
Dinner, pricegiving and overnight at  Hôtel du Palais – Biarritz *****

 

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