"Wow, what a fantastic way to see the south of France!"
Jane B.


Dates: Fall 2019 - 5 Nights/6 Days
St Paul de Vence, France

Thursday, September 5 - Tuesday, September 10

Thursday, September 12 - Tuesday, September 17 - SOLD OUT

Day One - Thursday: (approximate driving time - 45 minutes)

Arrival, private transfer to St Paul de Vence, and check-in at Le Hameau (we recommend arriving a day or two early to help ease jet-lag).

Vehicle orientation.

Cocktail by the pool?

We officially begin the tour this evening with a champagne welcome followed by a wine tasting and dinner at a 12th century chateau in nearby Vence.

Day Two - Friday: (approximate driving time - 3 hours)

A delicious breakfast, strong French coffee, and a quick briefing followed by spectacular country driving through canyons, over mountain passes, and along fast-flowing rivers.

Visit Gourdon, a hilltop village designated as one of the most beautiful in France.

Discover the spectacular Gorges du Loup and drive the dramatic mountain road featured in James Bonds "Goldeneye" and "Ronin" starring Robert DeNiro.

Lunch is in a beautiful village overlooking the Cheiron Valley.

Dinner this evening is at a nearby Michelin starred restaurant.

Day Three - Saturday: (approximate driving time - 2.5 hours)

Today is dedicated to the glitz and glamour of the French Riviera.

We'll start with a drive along the world-famous Promenade des Anglais in Nice, then follow the spectacular moyenne corniche on our way to a little-known spot above Monaco that has one of the best views on the entire riviera.

The D37, a truly stunning road (and the site of the tragic accident in 1982 that killed Grace Kelly), will drop us down into Monaco where we'll trace a section of the Formua 1 Monaco Grand Prix route.

Lunch is on a sun-drenched deck overlooking the Mediterranean followed by plenty of free-time to explore Monaco.

Dinner is at a classic French restaurant in St Paul.

Day Four - Sunday: (approximate driving time - 4 hours)

Sundays are made for driving, so that's what we'll do... to Italy.

Once you cross the border into Liguria you'll feel as if you've stepped back in time. Medieval stone villages share scrubby hillsides with olive groves and orange trees...the driving is faster, the conversations a little louder... 

Lunch is a typical northern Italian feast at a favorite spot in a tiny village nestled, literally, at the end of the road.

On our way back to the hotel we'll follow the lower corniche as it meanders along the rugged coastline. You'll be hard-pressed to find a more beautiful Sunday afternoon drive.

A casual dinner this evening at a favorite local spot.

Day Five - Monday: (approximate driving time - 3.5 hours)

A quick trip on the A8 this morning will take us to the starting point for a world-class day of driving.

Spend the morning zipping along the same mountain roads driven by professional drivers in the annual Monte Carlo Rally. Expect plenty of switchbacks and beautiful mountain views!

Lunch is a French feast on the Col (pass) de Braus, followed by an afternoon of driving pleasure.

For those wishing to experience the ultimate drive, the world-famous Col de Turini is only an hour away.

Our farewell dinner this evening is near the rampart in the village of St Paul.

Day Six - Tuesday:

Departure.

Please note: Daily itineraries are subject to change at the guide's discretion.