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#justdrive Grand Tour to Provence - 7 days

Duration
7 nights / 6 days touring

Tour Region
Rhone Alps, Burgundy, Provence

Driving Distance
1200km

Availability
April till Oct

A seven day tour that takes you through the heart of France, visiting some of the most beautiful regions of this incredibly diverse country, taking in the greatest driving roads, on your way south to the Cote d'Azur.

The journey begins in the heart of the Burgundy wine region, where you will be met for your briefing and walkthrough.  You will then make a 5 day journey to the south of France, drive 1, heading south along the Burgundy wine route, to the tip of the Rhone Alps, drive 2, through the Rhone Alps to the gourmet region of Valence, drive three, along the Rhone Valley, then into Provence, crossing Mount Vertoux, into the Luberon region.  You will then take two days at leisure in Luberon, before continuing the drive south east, through the heart of the National Park Verdon / Gorge Verdon, along Route Napoleon, then down to the jet set resort of Cannes, where the tour finishing on the sunny Cote d'Azur, where you can extend your vacation at your own leisure. 

Please note that with all one way drives, please note that we do offer the possibility to ship cars back to your home destination, please ask for more details.

Day 1, Drive to France / Burgundy Region

Driving directly to Beaune, in the heart of the Burgundy wine region, and actually in the area the finest wines in France are produced, staying in the heart of the in the heart of the Bourgogne vineyard - approximately 5hrs 30 from Calais, with the option to stop for lunch in the Champage vineyards close to Reims

5 Star Superior Hostellerie De Levernois, Beaune

Day 2, Down day - Explore Burgundy Region (this night not included in price)

Day at leisure, visit some of the winery nearby, make some tastings, visit the small old town
Drive time: no drives

5 Star Superior Hostellerie De Levernois, Beaune

Day 3, Tour 1 -Burgundy Wine Route
Follow the Burgundy wine route south, as far as city of Valence, where the famous Maison Pic Hotel restaurant is located – it’s a must eat destination, 3 stars (if you want).  Burgundy is divided into six appellations which you will journey through.  Starting in the north the Côte de Nuits produces some of the world's finest reds with Grands Crus such as Chambertin, Clos de Vougeot, Romanée-Conti, La Tache. Next head into the Côte de Beaune: known for both red and white but the greatest white Burgundies (besides Chablis) are from here - Le Montrachet is considered the greatest white wine produced in France. Finally, in the south the Mâconnais region - producing generally cheaper wine that can be excellent, made for drinking young, such as Fuisse and Pouilly whites. 
Drive time: 5hrs, 290km

5 Star Superior Maison Pic, with 3 Star Kitchen, Valence

Day 4, Tour 2 - into the Luberon Valley
Continue south, into Provence, and the Luberon region, close to the incredible town of Gordes, making two overnights in Luberon - weather permitted, drive Mount Vertoux Tour de France stage
Drive time: 3hrs45, 200km

5 Star Superior La Coquillade Village

Day 5, Explore Luberon Region / Tour 3 - Optional Drive Loop
Day at leisure at the hotel (see later), or drive a loop of the Luberon Valley – if you Google it, you will see what the area is like, amazing
OPTIONAL Drive time: 3hrs, 160km
 
5 Star Superior La Coquillade Village
 
Day 6, Tour 4 - The National Park Verdon
Head east through the Luberon Valley, and into the National Park Verdon.  Here, experience a drive along the spectacular Gorge Verdon (French Grand Canyon), before picking up the scenic Route Napoleon, which takes you south east, down to the coast, then along to Cannes where the journey ends, directly on the Blvd Croisette
Drive time: 4,5hrs, 260km
 
5 Star Superior Majestic or 5 Star Superior Five Seas
 
Day 7, Day at Leisure on the Cote d'Azur / Optional Col Turini Loop
Either spend a final day at leisure relaxing by the sea, or you can also make a 1 day, 200KM loop that takes in the famous Col Turini or Red Rock Route
Drive time: 2 optional drives, Col Turini or Red Rock 
 
5 Star Superior Majestic or 5 Star Superior Five Seas

 

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Package Includes

Prices assume 2 persons travelling 

  • Planned Driving Itinerary
  • Car Freindly accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet/Walkthrough at the start
  • On Call Support 

Single traveller prices on request

Package Includes

Prices assume 2 persons travelling 

  • Planned Driving Itinerary
  • Car Freindly accommodation
  • Breakfasts & Parking
  • Day by Day Roadbook
  • Programmed GPS
  • Meet/Walkthrough at the start
  • On Call Support 

Single traveller prices on request