Car shows and rallies for motoring enthusiasts

Publié le : 23 octobre 2023

Classic and retro car shows

At retro car shows, you can admire classic cars and collectors' vehicles, as well as all the equipment and accessories needed to maintain them and make them even more valuable. Each edition is packed with new features to give visitors an extraordinary experience.

These shows are a great way to learn more about cars. Visitors can admire vehicles up close, ask questions of brand representatives, and even test drive certain models. Conferences, demonstrations, concerts, exhibitions, sales... there's plenty to keep motoring fans entertained.

These events bring together car clubs, associations, private enthusiasts, equipment and accessories brands... They attract hundreds of thousands of visitors every year.

Charmhotel takes part in a number of trade fairs to meet with fans looking for a creative holiday based on their passion for cars.

The must-see lounges selected by Charmhotel

Rétromobile in Paris in February

The Charmhotel team has already taken part in many editions of this major event. The Rétromobile show plunges visitors into another era: rare, prestigious and historic models, as well as spare parts and accessories to restore and maintain them. The show's exhibitors include professionals from the automotive industry, clubs, federations, sellers of car-related products, collectors and private individuals.

The Rétromobile show attracts enthusiasts, collectors, lovers of classic cars and the curious who are intrigued by beautiful machines. The show is also a major sales venue for classic cars.

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Motor Passion in Avignon from 24 to 26 March

The Motor Passion show showcases the finest vehicles of yesterday and today, from rare models to the most iconic. Experts in the field, around a hundred car clubs and more than 300 exhibitors all pitch in to offer 3 breathtaking days. Discover cars, equipment, accessories, miniatures, brand-derived products and dedicated services... And meet Charmhotel in Hall 1!

Take part in demonstrations and simulated race starts, meet the clubs and enthusiasts who create their own machines, admire the fancy dress in period costume...

Ideal for fans of mechanical engineering, it's also great fun for families looking to discover new things. Motor Passion is a major event for car, motorbike and motorsport enthusiasts in France.

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The Époqu auto show in Lyon in early November

Organised since 1979, the Époqu'auto show puts the spotlight on classic and vintage cars: the treasures of the automobile. It's a great opportunity to dream, learn and marvel. An auction is held every year. Meet 800 exhibitors: professional car restorers, spare parts specialists, craftsmen, marque clubs... Collectors young and old will also find miniatures, toys, newspapers and period clothing.

Every year, Charmhotel exhibits to promote its establishments and destinations. In fact, our hoteliers regularly have the pleasure of welcoming enthusiasts as couples, with friends or in clubs for stays, stages or rallies.

Over 87,000 m2 devoted to the world of vintage cars. Conferences, events, demonstrations - there's something for everyone, whatever their age or profile.

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Rally selection by Charmhotel

Our group of hotels welcomes motoring enthusiasts. Some of them take advantage of an event, such as a rally, to organise their stay.

Here are the rallies we particularly like, which combine a love of cars and exceptional locations:

  • The Monte Carlo Rally: One of the most prestigious car races in the world, it takes place every January on the Alpine road, one of the most sought-after circuits. It's the perfect opportunity to organise a holiday on the Côte d'Azur and get a taste of the Mediterranean atmosphere.
  • The Alsace-Vosges Rally: This is one of the region's biggest rallies, with time trials on the mountain roads of the Vosges. This event can be a good excuse to visit the pretty towns of Alsace and the region's superb roads.
  • The Pyrenees Rally: This is a complete crossing of the Pyrenees in 3 days. It starts in Espelette and finishes in Collioure, with 1000 km of driving on the most beautiful roads in the Basque Country and the Spanish Pyrenees.

BIG NEW: Charmhotel is organising a rally in partnership with Bed & Historic motorson 29 and 30 April 2023.
It will take place on the Monte Carlo sports routes and the tourist routes of the Ardèche gorges. The accommodation selected for the occasion is the Domaine des Bains, in Vals les Bains, a very popular establishment.

Here's the programme:
Friday 28 April - Training in navigation and roadbook reading
Saturday 29 April - Drive on the roads of the Monte Carlo Rally
Sunday 30 April - Classic car roadtrip in the Gorges de l'Ardèche

Entries close on 15 April 2023

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The ideal holiday for car enthusiasts

We've put together a few ideas for you to indulge your passion.

Breaks for mechanical enthusiasts can include :

  • Roadbooks: These are an opportunity to discover new scenic routes, cross splendid natural landscapes and visit historic motoring sites.
  • Car museums: A good way to increase your knowledge of cars, visit the Musée de l'Automobile in Mulhouse, the Musée de l'Automobile in Clermont-Ferrand (the Michelin adventure) or the Musée Mémoire de la Automobile in Clermont-Ferrand.
  • Nationale 7 at Piolenc in the Var...
  • Motoring events: plan your holiday around the motoring calendar and kill two birds with one stone (races, shows, rallies and exhibitions).
  • Driving tours: take the wheel in dream cars on roads as beautiful as they are impressive.
  • Racing circuits: from simple visits to driving courses, immerse yourself in the world of cars!
  • Discover legendary routes such as the Route des Grandes Alpes

Our hotels know how to welcome car fans

Motor enthusiasts are always on the lookout for good addresses and restaurants where they can combine sightseeing with motoring events.

Cars are no secret to our hoteliers, who welcome them every year, whatever the season. We know the roads, the events, the circuits and the different types of vehicle. From simple advice to the complete organisation of your stay (with or without a stopover), opt for car-friendly hoteliers.

What's more, our hotels have specially adapted parking spaces to keep your cars safe.

Clubs, individuals, groups of friends... take to the roads of France with confidence.


See you soon at Charmhotel, and have a great trip!


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