A day at the races: Circuit du Val de Vienne

Nearby to La Ferme de L’Église we are lucky enough to have a National race circuit, Circuit du Val de Vienne that hosts a wide variety of track events throughout the summer. Being only 40 minutes drive away, through beautiful countryside on fabulous roads, we are well placed to host parties travelling to Val de Vienne and wanting local holiday accommodation, or as a must visit day trip for any classic and/or race enthusiast.

Route to Val de Vienne for classic car tours in Poitou-Charente, France

Map of location of Val de Vienne circuit

The circuit hosts organised track days for bikes (at a very reasonable 90€) as well as a race driving school with a selection of Ferrari, Formula Renault  Campus (mini F1 cars) and Clio Sport cars. Three configurations of track present a 3.7Km challenging circuit with plenty of overtaking spots for some gripping racing.

Val de Vienne national race circuit France for classic and historic cars and motorbikes

Val de Vienne race circuit layout

The 2010 calendar looks like this:

2010 Calendar of events

15 & 16 May –Superbike France – 1000cc, 600cc, 125cc and sidecar racing

29 & 30 May – Peugeot Sport – Modern and historic race cars

5 & 6 June – Sport & Collection: Ferrari themed racing in aid of cancer charities

26 & 2 June – 20th Anniversary of the Val de Vienne Circuit

7 & 8 August – Motorbikes – Endurance 03Z

28 & 29 August – Motorbikes – Ducati  Endurance les 333 DCF

4 & 5 September – Motorbikes – The France Trophy Roadster Cup

11 & 12 September – COCC’s Trophy – VW Beetles

9 & 10 October – French Cup of Circuits: Very hot GoKarts

Track Day Calendar

Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 May
Monday 14 June
Monday 19 July
Monday 16 August
Sunday 19 September
Sunday 17 October
Sunday 7 November

Whoever said that there’s nothing to do in France on a Sunday?!

Photos from events this season

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2 Comments on “A day at the races: Circuit du Val de Vienne

  1. does anyone know the 2011 fixtures or when they are out.