Held as part of the Bastille Day celebrations this was very much a French affaire with most of the top domestic runners in attendance. Michel Leclere put his Alpine on pole followed by Jacques Coulon in the Filipinetti Martini, Leclere led from the start with Coulon close behind. After several laps of hard fighting Coulon passed the Martini and stayed in the lead until 5 laps from finish when his Holbay engine began to misbehave and he quickly fell away. This left Leclere to take the chequered flag from team-mate Serpaggi second and a very disappointed Coulon third. Of the other runners Jean-Pierre Jarier had been running well in the top half-dozen but he had to retire his La Vie Clare March 713M at half distance.