Tour Auto Optic 2000, the conquest of French roads!

The Tour Auto Optic 2000, which will be held between 20th and 25th April 2020, is an invitation to a journey. It’s a trip back in time with the discovery of marvellous cars from another era, but also a bucolic voyage on the most beautiful roads in France. So it’s time to discover the layout of the 29th event with an itinerary which, at every detour along the way, combines sport, tourism and heritage.


Every year, the Tour Auto Optic 2000 itinerary is renewed to offer spectators and participants alike a new experience.

The first traditional rendezvous takes place on Monday 20th April in the Grand Palais and gives the public the opportunity to see all the cars entered for the event. In the early morning of 21st April the crews leave the capital and set out to cover 2140 kilometres of French roads. The official start of this incredible adventure will be given in a place that’s steeped in the history of the motor car – the Linas-Montlhéry circuit.

Over five days competitors will do battle on four circuits (Nevers Magny-Cours, Charade, Albi and Ledenon) and in 10 special stages. This schedule will bring the Tour Auto Optic 2000 caravan to Clermont-Ferrand, Limoges, Toulouse and Pont du Gard before its journey comes to an end in the “cite phocéenne” (Marseille). The full details of the itinerary and the timetable of the passages through the communes will be unveiled on 31st March 2020.

Monday, April 20, 2020
Grand Palais, Paris
• Administrative checks and technical scrutineering

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | Stage 1
Paris – Clermont-Ferrand (420 km)
• Official start from the Linas-Montlhéry Autodrome
• Circuit de Nevers – Magny-Cours
• One special stage

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 | Stage 2
Clermont-Ferrand – Limoges (360 km)
• Circuit de Charade
• Two special stages

Thursday, April 23, 2020 | Stage 3
Limoges – Toulouse (480 km)
• Circuit d’Albi
• Two special stages

Friday, April 24, 2020 | Stage 4
Toulouse – Pont du Gard (460 km)
• Circuit de Lédenon
• Two special stages

Saturday, April 25, 2020 | Stage 5
Pont du Gard – Marseille (420 km)
• Three special stages