No sooner than our Triumph Stag returns from its Beaulieu to Monaco grand tour (see yesterday’s Blog entry) than we hear of another long distance classic car trip across France, this time from our new French classic car hire site just south of Paris. Our French Escapes classic car site specialises in longer classic car tours for holidaymakers, offering a choice of standard tour packages with guided routes of different duration or the chance to hire a classic car in France and make your own plans. Recently a customer from London flew to Paris and collected our French registered Alfa Romeo Spider for a long trip down to Nice. We worked with the customer ahead of the trip to devise a suitable itinerary and schedule because he only wanted to drive the car one way. Our French team, who are ex-pat Brits with fluent French and considerable local knowledge, were able to devise a set of logistics that kept the customers costs down and fitted in with his plans. So as part of the experience we arranged to fly down to Nice and collect the car at the end of the hire, then drive it back. The Alfa Romeo Spider, a red Series 4 example, is perfect for this sort of trip because it offers relatively modern mechanicals wit h retro classic looks. Plus it has an easy to operate hood, good size boot, power steering and a five speed gearbox for long-legged cruising. After the trip the customer had this to say about his experience:
“Having visited France on a quite a few occasions my wife and I decided we wanted to see a different side to the country. After some quick Google searches I came across quite a few websites that I could hire classic cars from. I decided to book with Classic French Escapes because they were really friendly and I could tell they were a legitimate company from our telephone call. We travelled almost the length of France from the Loire Valley to Monaco without an itinerary and I can honestly say it was one of the best trips of my life. The Alpha Romeo Spider was gorgeous and was the cherry on our cake. I would like to personally thank Andrew for his open and helpful service” Matthew Phelan
We are now taking bookings for classic car tours in France. To find out more call 01527 893733 or visit the Great Escape Classic Car Hire website at http://www.greatescapecars.co.uk and click on the Locations link.