Vintage Road Trip in the South of France
Your rally in Provence
Luberon, Provence, the French Riviera...names that alone evoke the sweetness of life, the song of the cicadas, the smell of the sun-drenched earth, the flavours of the South
the song of the cicadas, the smell of the sun-drenched earth, the flavours of the South, the small colourful
markets full of fruit and vegetables, the green of nature.
These warm atmospheres, these breathtaking landscapes, why not discover them at the wheel of a classic car or a famous 2C or a famous 2CV? In order to enjoy a vintage version of the road trip on the most roads of France, from Ménerbes to Saint-Tropez.
Ménerbes, in the heart of the Luberon
Not far from this little Provencal jewel that is the village of Ménerbes, the Domaine de Marie, magnificent 23-hectare vineyard, hosts La Bastide de Marie, a farmhouse restored in the purest in the purest tradition of the Provencal mas. 14 rooms with irresistible charm, a restaurant recognized as one of the best restaurants in the region, two swimming pools and a Pure Altitude Spa are the promise of an idyllic stay in Provence.
Activities to do on the estate:
- Wine tasting and local products in the Domaine de Marie cellar
- Discovery of the grape varieties and the surrounding area
- Aperitifs pétanque along the vineyards
- Electric bicycle through the Luberon
- Treatment at the Pure Altitude SPA
Saint-Tropez, the Mediterranean in the background
Villa Marie, with its Italian villa look, overlooks the magnificent Bay of Pampelonne. Far away far from all the hustle and bustle, the days are spent here in complete relaxation.
Its gardens and pine forest offer an ideal setting for daydreams, lulled by the scent of palm trees. Scents of palm trees, rose bushes and century-old pines.
Addresses to pass along the way:
- The House of Truffles in Ménerbes
- The Tir bouchon museum in Ménerbes
- L'Isle sur la Sorgue: to find some objects to bring back as a souvenir
For lunch: Le Jardin du Quai in Isle sur la Sorgue, a restaurant with refined cuisine, whose menu is menu is based on market products. All this in a charming setting.
91 avenue Julien Guigue - +33 (0)4 90 20 14 98
Aix - Marseille
La confiserie du Roy René in Aix en Provence, to discover the famous calissons and other and other Provencal sweets (black nougat, calinous...) made according to traditional recipes.
For lunch, La Villa in Marseille, an institution in the 8th arrondissement with a menu combining local products and local products and Asian flavours.
113 Rue Jean Mermoz - +33 (0)4 91 71 21 11
L'auberge de la Mole in La Mole (on the road to Saint-Tropez), where the specialities of the South-West are in the limelight. West, with foie gras, potatoes with truffles, frogs' legs and crayfish.
Place de l'Église - +33 (0)4 94 49 57 01
Chez Bruno in Lorgues, an address not to be missed by truffle lovers, awarded a star in the Michelin Guide.
2350 route des Arcs - +33 (0)4 94 85 93 93
La petite maison in Nice, a must on the Côte d'Azur with a menu that is emblematic of Nice's with a menu emblematic of Nice's gastronomy, offering small stuffed dishes, ratatouille, grilled peppers, burrata with basil, artichoke salad, fish soup, "Nice" salad or shrimp salad with basil.
11, rue Saint François de Paule - +33 (0)4 93 92 59 59