At the end of the Second World War, « a real mountain circuit is missing in France » regrets the quadruple world champion Louis Rosier.
The idea made its way, so that on July 27th 1958, at the foot of the Puy-de-Dôme among the extinct volcanoes, is inaugurated the mountain circuit of Charade. Qualified as the most beautiful circuit in the world by Sir Stirling Moss or more recently Alain Prost, dozens of races including 4 Grand Prix of France Formula 1 between 1965 and 1972 would follow with Jackie Stewart, Jim Clark, Jean- Pierre Beltoise, Jacky Ickx …
Located at high altitude and hidden by the forest, the circuit has something secret, as a place well known by racing enthusiasts. A haven of peace in greenery that welcomes you between the charm of volcanoes, with nature as only panorama.
Long, hilly, winding. Charade is a complete and varied racing track. Everyone will find his favorite section on its 4 km : hairpin curved sections, straight lines, climbs, descents. Nothing is missing on this mountain circuit.
True monument of motorsport, the Charade circuit remains one of the few places that has preserved all the essence and richness of its historical heritage. As a witness of the golden age of racing, it will delight every nostalgic.
Settled at the heart of Auvergne’s Volcanoes Natural Park, 10km away from Clermont-Ferrand, in France, the Circuit de Charade offers a region full of hikihn trails, good tables and body care facilities.
At the gates of Clermont-Ferrand, the wide open spaces of the Auvergne Volcanoes Natural Park offer enchanting landscapes. A bowl of fresh air in the mountains.
Overlooking its medieval center, the Gothic cathedral of Clermont-Ferrand is distinguished by its structure in lava stone which gives it its deep black color. A neighborhood to visit.
Enjoying a beautiful heritage, Auvergne is one of the territories with strong culinary identity. Local gastronomy can be found in many small authentic restaurants.
Under huge windows, enjoy the spring water of the volcanic lands of Auvergne and dive into bubble baths, jacuzzis, steam rooms, saunas, scented baths …
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