The Best Drives in the South of France: Enjoy Classic Car Touring in Provence
Now picture yourself: you are driving a stunning convertible classic English car, the wind in your hair with the Mediterranean sun shining above you. What a perfect way to experience the wonderful Provençal scenery with its vineyards, olive groves and charming farmhouses in an authentic and unique way.
Provence classics is the ideal place to make this dream become your reality during your vacation in Provence. It offers a fine collection of superbly restored classic cars available to be rented from Eygalières, one of the most beautiful villages of the Alpilles area of Provence.
Perfect for those who are looking for something a bit different to add to their vacation, to create wonderful and unusual memories and for those Instagram worthy holiday photos!
Let’s not forget that these classics cars are also the choice of the discerning bride and groom for their special day. The Provence Classics team are on hand to help you make the occasion even more unforgettable.
This is a family-run business born out of the passion for these motoring icons. Richard and his sons started by renovating a 1962 Jaguar E-type abandoned in New Mexico and, through much work and dedication, brought it back to its former glory. Then they progressed onto other beauties in need of tender loving care to build a collection to be enjoyed in one of the most idyllic areas of France.
Provence Classics propose a range of cars from the typically French 2CV, the easy going MGB, the fun-to-drive Triumph TR4 to the glamourous MGA– perfect for those sunny afternoon picnics in the vineyards. Each car has its own character and you will find the one that will match yours. Make sure to ask the team for their advice about which car best suits your needs.
Whichever car you go for, you will be sure to get an authentic and exciting driving experience (without the computer nanny and unnecessary frills of modern cars!) and the raw nature of driving these cars is very much part of the fun.
The Provence Classics team is always making sure that everybody has the most exciting and unforgettable experience driving classic cars. They are understanding and helpful– which makes renting enjoyable and easy. The team will ensure that you are comfortable and used to driving before sending you off on your journey. You will start with a short drive with an instructor who explains the ins and outs of the car and the right way to drive it, so that you and the car get to know each other.
A couple of drives to get you inspired:
Lourmarin in the south Luberon is famously recognised as one of the prettiest villages in Provence. From here the drive through the Luberon mountains into Bonnieux is stunning; you cannot beat the views and driving experience from one beautiful village to another through the road that separates the two parts of the Luberon. From Bonnieux you can travel further into the “Golden Triangle” passing through the many hilltop villages of Lacoste, Ménerbes, Oppède and head up towards Gordes.
Heading towards the Alpilles region of Provence, there is a stunning circuit through some lesser-known villages. If you start in Eygalières, where Provence Classics is based, then drive to the villages of Maussane. From here, you take the mountain road to the castle fortress of Les-Baux-de-Provence for a stunning view over the area. Meandering through the impressive rock formations, the roads are full of twists and turns and lend themselves to a fun driving experience.
When visiting the website provenceclassics.com, you can discover in detail the current range of the classics cars available for you to rent. For those amongst you interested in the nuts and bolts, there is a biography of each vehicle, their technical profile and their restoration story showing their progression from neglected duckling to cherished swan. The many photos available will help you choose your favourite ride.
Fun and glamour in glorious Provence are just a simple click of a button away.
Visit www.provenceclassics.com and enjoy the ride.
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