FRA - FRANCE
ANGOULÊME, REMPARTS
Description Street circuit, used from 1939, 1947-1951 e 1955. From 1978 it hosts a historical revival, event that is still alive today.
Location Angoulême
16 - Charente - Poitou-Charentes
Location approx. 120 km - 75 mi North East of Bordeaux
Latitude - Longitude + 45°38'56"     + 0°09'05"
45.648889     0.151389
UTM Coordinates X = 278036.419  -  Y = 5058985.049  -  Zone 31T
Aerial photo / Map (*) Aerial photo / Map (*) OpenStreetMap  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Google Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Bing Maps  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Flash Earth  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) Wikimapia  -   Aerial photo / Map (*) GéoPortail
Altitude AMSL 77 m - 253 ft
Inauguration 1939
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> A walk around Angoulême
(2) French www.a2i-micro.fr/~acocra/plan.htm
(3) French www.circuit-des-remparts.orgOfficial website

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Circuit des Remparts
Description  
Years  
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Street course
Inauguration 1939
Closing  
Last update of this page December 27th 2002
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Rempart Desaix - Avenue des Maréchaux - Rue Carnot - Rue Louis Desbrandes - Rue Waldeck-Rousseau - Rue du Colonel Driant - Avenue Verdun - Place Saint Pierre
length 1287  m 4222  ft 0.8  mi    

Angoulême - Circuit des Remparts

Angoulême - Circuit des Remparts



PHOTOS

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Photos taken on Spring 2005, already posted on Atlas F.1 - The Nostalgia Forum - A walk around Angoulême and here published with author’s permission. Comments by Barry Boor slighty modified; Italian translation is mine. Numbers on the map will be referred to as you work your way down the images, which are in sequence around the lap in the direction the cars travelled unless stated otherwise

Angoulême is a remarkable race circuit. Less than a mile long, it makes Montecarlo and Pau look like the wide open prairies.... Indeed, a couple of the corners look too tight to get anything round in one go.

Photos by Barry Boor - 2005
Click on thumbnail to open original large photo

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The grid forms up in front of the Cathedral St. Pierre; with the start line just a little way down the roadThe corner is not the one to the left, but is over by those parked cars (that you can see also on #5)

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Looking back towards #5 (as reference, note the blue van)

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Looking back towards #8Looking back towards #9Taken from same place as previous image but looking in direction of travel.Looking back towards #10

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The next corner, a hairpin, is by the big tree in the centre of this picture (you can see it in #16)

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Hairpin exit. You can see Citroën AX (only front section) and Peugeot 307CC visible also in #16Looking back down towards the hairpin

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Looking back down towards #21

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Taken from same point as previous image but looking back towards final corner 


Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
March 17th 2006 Circuit des Remparts   Guido de Carli   Mark Update Description
June 4th 2005 Circuit des Remparts   Guido de Carli   Barry Boor New Photos (on this site)
June 4th 2005 Circuit des Remparts   Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   New Description with map
January 21st 2003     Guido de Carli     Update Description
Not all eventual updates issued in last years are already visible in this list
 
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