Every Easter weekend, a group of friends from neighbouring countries in Europe come together for an annual 3 day classic car Easter Run, #LesCaussesRun organised by Journées d’Automne.

This year we all met in Toulouse to drive to Paris, covering over 1500km. The pre-planned road book, our own version of the Tour Auto kept us on the right track, taking the most scenic route possible.

Most of the cars met us via transporter from Paris in Toulouse at our first hotel on the Friday night. The cars included 2 Jaguar XK120’s Roadsters, an Austin Healey 100M, a Triumph TR2, BMW1, Porsche 911, 912 and 930, Alfa Romeo Junior Zagato, and a Peugeot 205 Turbo 161 and an MGB amongst others.


As we set off from Toulouse, the highlight of the first day was to be lunch at Chateau de Gudanes (you can read that post here).

We arrived at this magical private home, Château de Gudanes under perfect blue skies.  Built in the mid eighteenth century, and located on a ledge overlooking the Midi-Pyrénées, en route to Plateau de Beille, the Chateau was constructed on the site of an earlier fortress, dating back to the 13th century. We were served lunch in the dining room before taking a tour of this incredible Château.

Back on the road after lunch we were off to catch the sunset at Col de Port.

We witnessed so many different landscapes and dips in temperature throughout the weekend, one minute we’re in the freezing snowy hills of Col de Port, the next we’re witnessing the most insane sunset at Pic de Nore.


We checked into Château de la Pomade in Labécède-Lauragais for the first night, before a 7am start the following morning to head to Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid via Meyueis where we stopped for lunch.

Our adventure ended in Moulins, at Le Grand Cafe, most famously known as the place Coco Chanel sang for her supper before heading to the bright lights of Paris.

You can imagine the fun we had. Many km’s covered, some beautiful new  roads discovered, these adventures really are the best when you’re with your good friends.

You can read about more LWSY rally adventures here.

Images where watermarked c/o Remi Dargegen


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