The trip at a glance
Day 1:Hidden Gems
It is not just your classic car, in which you will be spending the next four days cruising that is legendary. Begin your journey at the Relais and Chateaux Hotel Le Mas de Pierre, located in the gently rolling hills of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, which have themselves enchanted famous artists such as Chagall. A lunch together overlooking the azure blue sea will really help get you in the mood for your trip. Before long, the stunning natural vistas will be taking your breath away as you drive your open-top roadster along idyllic roads. From the wild and romantic Gorges de Loup, the roads wind their way to Gourdon, one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of France. Perched atop a rocky outcrop like an eagle’s nest, it provides stunning views over the Côte d’Azur.
Day 2:Fashionable hot spots on the world of the rich and famous
Cannes, Nice, Monaco: A unique showcase drive along the jet-set coast of the rich and beautiful, and you will be right in the middle of it all. You will take your roadster along the famous Croisette in the direction of Antibes, driving along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice before finally reaching the Grande Corniche. This magnificent panoramic road has been world famous ever since it was featured in the classic film “To Catch a Thief” with Grace Kelly. Accompanied by spectacular views, you will arrive in the Principality of Monaco. Here, where Formula 1 drivers pursue one another through the street canyons, you can take a relaxed drive and experience the sophisticated glamour. Azure blue sea to your left and art nouveau mansions and imposing properties belonging to millionaires to your right: Your road book will guide you to Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. The Belle Époque Villa Ephrussi, which belonged to the Baroness de Rothschild is one of the most beautiful historic buildings on the Côte dʼAzur, boasting magnificent gardens and fountains.
Day 3: The Verdon Gorge
Getting up early today will certainly payoff: you have your most varied stage ahead of you. On the historic Route Napoléon, the road gradually winds upwards into the massif of the French Maritime Alps, into which the Verdon river has carved out deep gorges. Time and again your gaze will be drawn to the Mediterranean Sea glistening in the distance, framed by blooming gorse bushes. The six cylinders are completely in their element here, where the road winds through the lime and sandstone mountains, showing off one of the most famous areas in Provence from its best side. The spectacular road through the Verdon Gorge, France’s “Grand Canyon”, follows the turquoise-colored river at a dizzying height before reaching the impressive Lac de Sainte Croix with its unique appearance.
Day 4: The Scent of Grasse
The scent of mimosa, lavender and jasmine lingers over the Provencal town of Grasse – a beguiling mix, from which around 1,000 “noses” from all over the world create their fragrances. For that reason, this stage is not about “speed”. You will be spellbound by the charming scent of the countryside before watching a perfumer at work in Grasse. After this, the alleyways of the old town invite you to take a stroll. And perhaps on your way to the airport in Nice you will already be dreaming about your next drive?