A major theater of motor sports in Europe and considered one of the most beautiful circuits in the world, discover the Circuit Paul Ricard. The latter offers in a green setting multiple leisure activities intended for competition organizers, clubs but also individuals.


In Bandol, we all grew up knowing the story of Paul Ricard. May it be grace to earthly paradises and especially Bendor that he made available to everyone, his commitments to local families or even his famous circuit, the man was an important engine of development for the image and economy of the Var.

The Paul Ricard Circuit was created in the 70s. The ambition behind this thrilling track was to make our beautiful region shine a little more. How ? By organizing events with an international dimension. Thus, prestigious championships like the famous F1 Grand Prix or the legendary race of Bol d'Or, set foot on the tarmac of this extraordinary circuit.

One of the most beautiful circuits in the world 

With 167 track solutions, the Paul Ricard Circuit is ideal for organizing test sessions in complete confidentiality, but also for hosting international car, motorcycle and truck competitions. The circuit's spaces and infrastructures also make it possible to host corporate events (seminars, teambuildings) or concerts. The offer is completed by a karting circuit and leisure circuit and piloting, the Driving Center. On the latter, you can come and drive your car or motorcycle during special sessions for individuals.

Good to know : the Paul Ricard circuit remains open to the public during competition and event weekends.

what events to see at the paul ricard circuit?

The historic French Grand Prix

In April – Next edition: April 19, 20 and 21 2024.

Le Kennol Historic French Grand Prix is an emblematic event of the Circuit Paul Ricard for single-seater lovers. The perfect opportunity for come and admire the legendary Formula 1, who competed in 18 French Grands Prix at Le Castellet between 1971 and 2022, as well as other F1 from different eras during thrilling demonstrations and races.

In 2024, the edition will also be marked by a vibrant tribute to the late Ayrton Senna, famous Brazilian F1 champion, on the occasion of the thirtieth anniversary of his death in 2024. And of course, other nice surprises are planned... To not miss anything of the event, go to the organizer's website :

The Sunday Ride Classic

In May – Next edition: May 18 and 19, 2024.

The Sunday Ride Classic is simply the biggest classic motorcycle endurance race. Just that. And it happens just a few minutes drive from Bandol. Thus, every year, in May, no less than 1 motorcycles position themselves on the track. 000 competitors from all over France, 1 talents to observe and above all, 000 motorcycle models to admire.

In 2024,, the organizers have some great things in store for you: 8 exhibitions, 25 years of the French Voxan motorcycle, 30 years of the legendary Ducati 916, 40 years of Christian Sarron's World title, 50 years of the Yamaha-Agostini association, without forgetting driver signings, open paddocks and many other surprises. Information and reservations just here :

The Bol d'Or

In September – Next edition: September 12, 13, 14 and 15, 2024.

Moto circuit Paul Ricard

How to talk about the Circuit Paul Ricard without mentioning its legendary race: the Bol d’Or. Motorcycle competition frantic requiring no less than 24 hours chase, a good number of bikers competed on the track to achieve the feat of finishing first! In addition to being legendary, this race is also historic. She settled at the end of the 70s in Castellet to stay there until 1999. After almost 20 years of sleep, the Bol d'Or rose from its ashes in 2018. Since then, every year in September, the competition resumes to the great joy of locals and amateurs from four corners of France. And to find out what the next edition has in store for you, click here :

other one-off events on the circuit

Throughout the year, many events take place at the Castellet circuit. To find out about upcoming events, several options are available to you:

how to get to the paul ricard circuit from bandol?

Sincehe port of Bandol, you need to take the direction of Beausset, and take the D559B. You will then cross the village of Beausset and take the 4th exit from the Carrefour Market roundabout, direction “Circuit”. Then you will follow the road for approximately 4km. Click here to get an overview of your journey.

You have been warned! : this road is dangerous and winding. Whether you are in a car or on a motorcycle, be vigilant and don't tempt the devil.

For more information on the Circuit Paul Ricard, go to their official website: www.circuitpaulricard.com.

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