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03 April 2021:  Despite having had to cancel the 2020 Caux Retro event because of the Covid-19 pandemic and despite the ongoing restrictions in both the UK and in France we are still planning the 2021 event.  However, a decision will be made on 30 April as to whether to cancel the 2021 event.  Please be patient with us.  

In the Caux area, within the département of Seine-Maritime, not far from the Normandy coast, our adventure, the Caux Rétro, began in 1995; it was something new that had not previously existed in the area – we thought that our heritage of old cars needed to be recognized.

The Caux Rétro takes place every year, the weekend that includes the first Sunday of July, for the benefit of participants as well as the public. Hats off to all those of you who maintain, drive and present to the public these marvellous vehicles.

Every year we are delighted to welcome many participants; of course the French are always faithful participants, as also are our British, Czech, Slovak and Belgian friends who, from early-January, submit their entry forms. Equally, more and more motorcycle, commercial vehicle and tractor enthusiasts come each year. The spirit of the event is that there is no competiveness or official ranking and that friendliness and conviviality prevails.

Our great pleasure is to welcome as many vehicles as possible – whether French or from other countries - that have not before been presented to the public; the diversity and rarity of the vehicles that we welcome is important for the visitors who come and look with wonder at these vehicles.  But, above all, that which we look for at Allouville-Bellefosse is conviviality, the pleasure of meeting old friends, the possibility to advise others and the presentation of vehicles to the public.

As in previous years the 2019 Caux Retro was a great success for both particpants and members of the public.  There were more than 200 vehicles, mostly cars but also trucks, tractors, motorcycles and cycles. 

The 2021 Caux Retro, the 26th, will take place on 03 and 04 July 2021; the 2021 entry form and associated documents can be downloaded from the Participation page of this website.  We hope to see you soon!

As Allouville-Bellefosse is only 53km from Le Havre and 60km from Dieppe, participants may well choose to take one of the following ferries:

>  Newhaven - Dieppe operated by DFDS.  Participants who are 60 or more can benefit from a 20% reduction; however this concession is only available if the reservation is made by telephone - tel 0800 917 1201.

>  Portsmouth - Le Havre operated by Britanny Ferries.

The following accommodation may be of interest:

>  Hôtel Le Normandie, Caudebec-en-Caux; a small family-run hotel with most rooms facing the river.  There is a private, but not secure, car park behind the hotel.

>  Hôtel Normatel, Caudebec-en-Caux; another river-front hotel.  There is secure private parking.

>  Hôtel La Croisière, Louvetot (between Allouville-Bellefosse and Caudebec-en-Caux).  Large car park but not secure.

>  Hôtel de la Seine, La Fresnaye (near Lillebonne); newly renovated.  Large car park but not secure.

>  Hotel B&B, Yvetôt, (near Allouville-Bellefosse).  Large car park but not secure.

>  B&B:  The Duck House, St-Wandrille-Rançon (close to Caudebec-en-Caux).Car parking is reasonably secure.

>  B&B:  Château du Verbosc, Chemin du Verbosc, Touffreville-la-Corbeline (east of Allouville-Bellefosse.  Car parking is reasonably secure.

Note that there are several restaurants in Caudebec-en-Caux.

For further information click here (English) or here (French) to email us.
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