50th F1 Grand Prix at Francorchamps

Du 15 June 2017 au 17 September 2017

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The age-old cellars of Stavelot Abbey are home to the Spa-Francorchamps Circuit Museum. From 15 June to 17 September 2017, the Circuit Museum is hosting an exhibition celebrating the 50th F1 Grand Prix in Francorchamps. On 28 August this year, for the 50th time since 1950, the Belgian Grand Prix will take place on the Francorchamps circuit. Prior to 1950, the circuit’s story is that of the “grand prix” cars. Many of these legendary vehicles are on display at Stavelot, including an Auto Union, a Mercedes Silver Arrow and even a Bugatti type 35. From 1950, they came to be known as F1 cars. The exhibit includes a Maserati 250F, a Ferrari 156B, a Surtees TS16 and a Tyrell, and much more. In collaboration with the prestigious National Automobile Museum in Mulhouse, Mec Auto and our other partners, this exhibition tells the story of this prestigious and thrilling sport…
The All In ticket includes entry to the 50th F1 Grand Prix at Francorchamps, exhibition, the The Templars Exhibition, the Historical Museum of the Principality of Stavelot-Malmedy, the Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps Museum and the Guillaume Apollinaire Museum.

Competition and exhibition
The Tourist Board is holding a photography competition and exhibition on the subject of the Grand Prix, open to amateurs and professionals alike. The selected photos will be on display from 15 June in the Abbey’s glass gallery. Throughout Summer, visitors are invited to choose their favourite photos. The winners will be announced on 26 August, the eve of the Grand Prix.

Signing session
On Sunday 9 July, from 14:00 to 17:00, Stavelot Abbey invites you to a signing session, during which Benjamin Benéteau will be signing the 6 titles in the Michel Vaillant – Nouvelle Saison series (Dupuis).
On Saturday 5 August, the Plein Gaz series (Glénat) takes centre stage. Its authors Robert Paquet and Christian Papazoglakis will take part in a signing session from 14:00 to 17:00.
During these two signing sessions, the authors will sign all copies bought in the Museum Shop free of charge. If you purchase two books, you will receive a free bookplate featuring the exhibition poster!