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Held in September 1896 (after being delayed from July) with rules drawn up by the Automobile Club of France. This race was divided into five stages in each direction. Each carriage carried an umpire from the automobile club.
The following table shows the entry list
The results were:-
The winning car (No 6) averaged 15.6 mph and was the first car to be fitted with a four-cylinder engine. The car was later purchased by Charles Stewart Rolls
The third car (No 5) and the fourth vehicle to finish was later purchased by Charles Jarrott