Charade Track

The Legend

Charade track

The Legend

An iconic racing track

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 …


A Green Nature

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.

A Technical Track

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.

A Sky-Opened Museum

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.

"The most beautiful track in the World."
Stirling Moss
The champion without crown

In the heart of Auvergne, a region to discover

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.

The Medieval City

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.

The Spa Resorts

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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