May 2020 | 7 Nights
This epic adventure takes you from the glorious shores of Sandbanks in the UK to the glamorous principality of Monaco. In between you’ll get to enjoy the thrill of driving your car through some of France’s most stunning countryside, around towering mountains and along never-ending straights. But that’s not all. We’ll also be stopping at some of the country’s most iconic attractions and towns, as well as some less well known, to experience the best France has to offer. From the exclusive launch party to the fantastic finish party – it’s style from beginning to end.
To make your thrilling driving experience even more enjoyable, we include everything you need:
We kick off the Grand Tour from Sandbanks before heading up the A3 and through the Hindhead tunnel before a little stop in the central courtyard of Leeds Castle.
Then a short hop into France, via the Channel Tunnel, brings us to our first stop, the lavish 4-star hotel Hôtel La Chartreuse du Val Saint Esprit.
Starting on the sweeping and quiet Autoroutes of Northern France, we head for Épernay, the birth place of Moët & Chandon and our stop for the night, the beautiful Le Château de Rilly.
Before we get there, a short detour is in order for some more interesting roads on the way to the rebuilt 14th century Château de Pierrefonds.
A wonderful breakfast sets us up for the day before heading for the city of Dijon some 300km to the South. The Orient Forest and it's Great Lakes are the treat of the day with winding forest roads leading to fast Autoroutes and twisting hillside roads.
Heading from Dijon just South of Lyon, we soak up some of the best places that the Burgundy wine region of France has to offer. All before our nightly stop at the 4-star Domaine de Clairefontaine and Philippe Girardon's fantastic gourmet restaurant.
Our first glimpse of the Alps with it's winding mountain passes and awe-inspiring views. Several great roads are highlighted by the start of the famous Route Napoléon - this day promises the opportunity to really drive your supercar.
Getting back on the road, we take some of the best roads the Alps have to offer on our way to the coast. The stunning Verdon Gorge being one of them with its sapphire blue waters visible from the balcony roads that surround it.
A short, relaxed drive along the coast road from Cannes to Monaco takes just a couple of hours, leaving plenty of time to explore Monaco for the afternoon. All that's left is the final night dinner and party... maybe even a flutter at the famous casino.
With memories of the final night party on our minds and a sad heart, it's time to head for home. If you're driving back with us, we'll make sure your last night is just a special, with a stop off at the 5-star La Côte Saint Jacques Hotel & Spa.
Driving on roads you’ve only ever dreamed of before. From never-ending poplar-lined straights to flowing curves that weave around some of France’s most breath-taking mountains.
Each day is about three to six hours of driving, nothing too strenuous, with the occasional stop at picturesque towns and interesting attractions to soak up the local culture and have even more fun.
It varies between 3 and 6.5 hours and on some days will depend on if you take the awesome route A option or the easier and more direct route B option.
Yes. We have a limited number of rooms reserved at the hotel for guests who would like to stay at the start. Just select the option when you apply or get in touch if you’ve already applied.
Most people choose to drive back with the support crew over Saturday and Sunday, and of course staying in one more luxury hotel on the way. The Rally ends in Monaco though so you are free to do as you wish, perhaps stay a little and let us transport your car home.
We can arrange for a longer stay at the final hotel for you (subject to availability) or assist you with other travel arrangements.
We book your return crossing at a time and date to suit you and it’s all managed by us. If you want to return with the crew on Saturday/Sunday we will book for around 4pm on the Sunday. Otherwise it can be on any time and date to suit you.
We have a trusted vehicle logistics partner who will transport your car back for you and deliver it to your door. The transporters are enclosed, fully insured and they are used to transporting special cars so take the extra care you would expect.
You must take some documents with you as well as couple of things that are required in your vehicle when you drive in France.
Arrinera, Aston Martin, Audi, Bentley, BMW*, Bugatti, Ferrari, Ford*, Gumpert, Hennessey, Jaguar*, Koenigsegg, Lamborghini, Lotus, Morgan, McLaren, Mercedes*, Noble, Pagani, Porsche, Range Rover*, Rolls Royce, Ruf, Saleen, Spyker, SSC, TVR, W Motors, Zenvo.
* specific models only. Don't have one of the above, but have an exotic, prestige, sports or classic then you may still be able to join us - apply and tell us what you have.
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