The city of Pau in France welcomes motor racing to it's streets for a couple of weeks in May every year. Racing has taken place here since as long ago as 1901, with the first race held on the street circuit still in use today was in 1933. In the 1950s the race was sometimes run as a non-championship Formula One race, with periods as a Formula Two race. from 1964 the race was part of the French, and later the European, Formula Two championships. Formula 3000 replaced Formula Two in Europe from 1985 and the race continued as part of the European championship until 1999, when the race around the streets of Pau was changed to a Formula Three event. Additionally, the street circuit hosts a historic race over the same week as the F3 and WTCC races.
The racetrack is situated in city of Pau, in the Pyrenees about 60 miles from Biarritz, 125 miles from Bordeaux and Toulouse.
Access to the Circuit
- Two main entries on the Boulevard des Pyrénées : the first one in front of the Place Royale near the funicular and the other one near the footbridge in front of the MACIF office.
- Other accesses : Gare SNCF (Parc Sernam) et Avenue Léon Heid (BIZANOS)
PAU is on the main train line from Paris / Gare Montparnasse. It takes about 5 hours to travel on TGV via Bordeaux.
The train station is directly situated on the racetrack. For more information, click here: http://www.sncf.fr
The International Airport Pau-Pyrénées is situated about 8 miles from the circuit. There are daily flights from many locations around Europe:
From PARIS, LYON, LONDON, AMSTERDAM, BRISTOL, CHARLEROI / BRUXELLES SUD
For more information, click here: http://www.pau.aeroport.fr