The Mediterranean to your left, French flair to your right.
An unforgettable time ahead of you.
A mild climate. Mediterranean vegetation. Azure-blue water. France’s Côte d’Azur has all year round appeal. Just like a Porsche. Why not combine the two? Dine at some of the world’s best restaurants, stay at famous hotels and visit historical French monuments, while exploring the exceptional precision, acceleration and agility of a Porsche. A week of unforgettable driving along twisting roads through the foothills of the Alps and along the coast.
Individual travel to Nice Airport, where you will be greeted and transferred by helicopter to the Hôtel Hermitage in Monte Carlo, giving you just a taste of the exclusive character of this tour. Situated on the Place du Casino, next to the famous Casino de Monte Carlo, the hotel perfectly reflects the privileged atmosphere of Monte Carlo. With its well appointed rooms, irreproachable service and many other outstanding features, this traditional grand hotel has been a member of The Leading Hotels of the World for a number of years. Enjoy a relaxing evening with typical French savoir-vivre, before retiring to your room in preparation for the day ahead.
In the morning, another highlight awaits: start the day with a drive along the famous original route of the Monte Carlo Rally. In a legendary sports car: a Porsche. Climb the winding roads up to the Col de Turini – a great way to put your driving skills to the test. Break for lunch at the top of the pass before continuing on to Vence and your destination for the night, the Hotel Château Saint-Martin & Spa. Soak up the enchanting atmosphere of this residence which looks back on a colourful history. Enjoy a glass of champagne on the terrace offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean coast, before rounding off the day in style with a sumptuous dinner.
The third leg of the tour follows a varied route along winding roads and the small Col de Vence pass, stopping for a short break in Gourdon. Regarded as one of the most beautiful in France, this medieval village sits in splendour on top of a cliff and offers magnificent views of the Mediterranean coast. Afterwards, set off in your Porsche along the narrow, winding country roads to Fayence. Stop for a sumptuous lunch prepared for you by Alain Carro at the Le Castelleras. The exhilarating drive continues in the afternoon en route to your destination for the night: the Château de Berne – a romantic hotel set in the heart of a vineyard estate. Before dinner, you have the opportunity to taste some of the locally produced speciality wines in the hotel restaurant.
The next day of the tour features an impressive wealth of attractions. Set off by Porsche through Artuby to the famous Grand Canyon du Verdon and marvel at views of the 800 metre drop into the ravine. Stop to sample some regional specialities at the restaurant of top chef Alain Ducasse, before returning to the Château de Berne. In the evening, there’s another highlight: a wonderful dinner at one of the best truffle restaurants in France, Chez Bruno in Lorgues. Savour the highly creative haute cuisine and top notch culinary specialities.
The fifth day of the tour takes you to the Côte d’Azur. Savour the many twists and turns, as you drive along narrow, winding roads lined by cork oak trees on your way to the Mediterranean coast and your destination for the night: the magnificent Villa Belrose. Set on a verdant hillside offering stunning views of the gulf of Saint-Tropez, this is one of the finest places to stay in the region. Relax and soak up the superb atmosphere, as you enjoy the personal service and a host of culinary highlights at the end of this eventful day.
On the sixth morning, you can enjoy a leisurely stroll, either around the hotel or through the old quarter of Saint-Tropez and along the famous marina. After brunch at the hotel, you set off on the final leg of this exhilarating tour.
The Mediterranean ambience along the coastal road from Saint-Tropez to Cannes is truly amazing. The journey then continues along the motorway to Monte Carlo. Upon arrival back at the Hôtel Hermitage, end the day in style with a sumptuous dinner in exclusive surroundings.
Transfer by helicopter to Nice Airport for your individual departure time. Savour the last few miles of your journey before bidding ‘adieu’ to the Côte d’Azur, taking with you a host of memories that will last for a long time to come.
If you wish to extend your stay in Monte Carlo, we will be happy to make the necessary arrangements.
|22.04. - 28.04.2014
30.04. - 06.05.2014
16.09. - 22.09.2014*
24.09. - 30.09.2014
02.10. - 08.10.2014
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Dates 22.04.– 28.04.2014\Dates 30.04.– 06.05.2014\Dates 16.09.-22.09.2014 - One night at the Château de la Messardière for tours on these dates.