Fascinating architecture, breathtaking landscapes, lovely cuisine and fine wines can hardly leave anyone indifferent to the region of Provence in France, especially, if you explore it by supercar. With so many luxury supercar rentals available at a reasonable rate – from Mercedes SUVs to Ferrari convertibles, and everything in between – there is no better way to experience the beautiful French countryside in the summer of 2016.
So make yourself comfortable and enjoy the ride. It is hard to pick the best drives in Provence, however, the Gorges du Verdon and the surroundings is a winning choice, regardless of the vehicle that you’re driving.
The Gorges du Verdon is one of the Europe’s most stunning river canyons and it characterised the region with its natural splendour. It’s 25km in length, while the depth of the canyon reaches around 700m. The Gorges du Verdon is often called the European Grand Canyon and is most famous for its incredible turquoise-coloured river and lakes, which you can swim, kayak or explore by a small boat.
The road to the canyon offers an incomparably spectacular drive. As such, we have prepared a vague route plan for you to best enjoy the region in a luxury sportscar.
Your scenic drive should begin in the charming hilltop village of Trigance, set in Verdon Regional Park. The village is celebrated for its Castle Hotel, which used to be a medieval fortress and has managed to preserve its character to the present day. Se amid picturesque mountains, the authentically French settlement is connected with other destinations by spectacular roads, which offer panoramic views for miles. Drive in style from the privileged seat of a Ferrari, Lamborghini or a Porsche to experience the roads as they’re meant to be experienced.
2. Trigance to Aiguines
From Trigance, follow the signs to Rive Gauche Gorges du Verdon and Aiguines. This road opens the best views of the canyon and the azure river in the gorge. On the way you will pass the Pont de l’Artuby – one of the highest bungee jumping points in Europe.
Your next stop is Aiguines – a picturesque village overlooking the Gorges and the Lac de Sainte Croix. It’s the perfect place for a lunch break with a view. From the village’s iconic castle, a sweeping view of the entire region can be experienced. While it may be difficult to leave the seat of your prestige car hire, the endeavour is worthwhile.
3. Aiguines to Moustiers-Sainte Marie
From Aiguines follow the signs to Moustiers-Sainte Marie, a small village with a rich history and its own small waterfall. It is worth deviating on the journey, however, to witness the Valensole Plateau –a remarkable sea of lavender.
The village of Moustiers-Sainte Marie is famous for its handmade pottery, especially porcelain, and the chapel of Notre-Dame de Beauvoir. Should you decide to stay overnight and soak up the pristine mountain air, Moustiers-Sainte Marie offers a good choice of hotels and a tranquil environment.
4. Moustiers-Sainte Marie to Rougon
On your way back, plan your route via Rougon and stop at the Point Sublime – the finest viewpoint on the whole route. The fantastic views of the brilliantly blue lake and the vertiginous cliffs will be a good way to conclude the trip.
If you are planning to explore the Provence in the summer months, you will experience a unique scenery and atmosphere created by the fragrant lavender fields in bloom. This is a summer must-see in Provence. However, consider driving very early in the morning. Not only you will avoid the traffic, but you might also be rewarded with a magnificent sunrise that will energise you for the days to come.
Please contact a Luxury & Services Rent team member to find the best car option for your adventure.
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