The Provence & Grandes Alpes five day driving tour starts in Cannes and takes you on a scenic three day drive from the French Riviera to Provence and the French Alps. You will experience one of our favourite roads in France, Mont Ventoux, and also drive a stretch of the the famous Route des Grandes Alpes.

During the course of three days you get to experience the beauty of Southern France from higher altitudes. If you prefer to tour more at leisure and have more time to enjoy stunning five star hotels, we recommend our Côte d’Azur & Monaco driving tour. The Provence & Grandes Alpes tour was designed for the driving enthusiasts who care more about the roads and the car, than the stops along the way. Some of the mountain regions are remote and when you get to Col de la Bonette, the seventh highest paved road in the Alps, you will be almost in the middle of nowhere up in the mountains. The last drive is over Col de Turini, a road worth experiencing if you are a rally fan and love challenging driving roads with many hairpins.

Have you experienced the feeling when you are in a thrilling car on great roads, and sightseeing is the last thing on your mind, because you do not really want to take a break from driving?
If that feeling sounds familiar, this tour is for you!

Day 1Day 2Day 3Day 4Day 5
Provence & Grandes Alpes - Day 1
Arrive in Cannes, check-in from 15:00, spend an evening at leisure exploring Cannes city

Hotel: 5* Hotel Barriere Le Majestic, Cannes – 25 m² deluxe city view double room with breakfast

Provence & Grandes Alpes - Day 2
Your car will be delivered to the hotel in the morning and we will do a short tour briefing before you start the first drive. Today you will enjoy a drive with mountain scenery and Provencal countryside towards your hotel in Provence, Hotel Crillon Le Brave. This hotel is located in a lovely hilltop place in a small Provencal village, and you can see the mountain Mont Ventoux from there.

Hotel: 5* Crillon le Brave, 20-25 m² classic double room with breakfast
Distance: 260 km / 5 hours without stops

Provence & Grandes Alpes - Day 3
After breakfast you will depart for a drive on Mont Ventoux, that is in our opinion the best road in Provence. Once you have reached the top of the pass at 1912m after an exciting climb up with many good corners, sometimes passing through a thin cloud floating over the road on your way up, you can enjoy a panoramic view over open landscapes. This is Provence from a higher altitude, and we love it. The journey continues in to the French Alps and we have chosen a nice four star hotel in Jausiers for you, so you can take the time to relax that evening and getting the ready for the next day’s drive.

Hotel: 4* Villa Morelia, Jausiers – 32 m² deluxe double room with breakfast
Distance: 250 km / 4½ hours without stops

Provence & Grandes Alpes - Day 4
The roads you drove earlier were fantastic, but possibly the best is yet to come. Your last drive back to Cannes takes you over the seventh highest paved pass in the Alps – Col de la Bonette. The serpentine road takes you up to nothing but untouched alpine nature, and depending on time and day, you might not even meet another car on the road. But for the pure thrill of driving, it is great. From there you will continue to follow the Route des Grandes Alpes route, which also goes over the famous rally road Col de Turini. When you reach Menton you will take the coastal road back to Cannes, and if you wish, you can drive through Monaco as well and stop for a meal or coffee.

Hotel: 5* Hotel Barriere Le Majestic, Cannes – 25 m² deluxe city view double room with breakfast
Distance: 250 km / 4 hours without stops

Provence & Grandes Alpes - Day 5
Check out by 12:00, or if you wish you can extend your stay in Cannes


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Included in tour price:
3 days car rental with insurance (760 km included)
4 nights accommodation for two, including breakfast
Programmed sat-nav / GPS unit, roadbook & map
Personal meet & tour + car briefing with a member of our team
Support by phone & email

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Cars marked with MT have manual (stick shift) transmission.
Duration:
5 days / 4 nights
Touring:
3 days / 760 km
Available:
June-October
Tour start:
Cannes
Price from:
€4899