Autumn is finally here!!! We have been out buying more new cars and yes a London bus.
We believe that a party bus whether for hen or stag parties is sadly missing on the Cote D’azur. Over the winter the bus will be completely repainted and totally transformed into a travelling party, disco, bar and lounge for that special occasion. The bus will be able to be quickly converted into a meeting place or a children’s party venue.
The iconic Ford Mustang is another new comer to the hire fleet. She is resplendent in baby blue with blue interior, power white hood, left hand drive and automatic transmission. A full 4 seater classic car to cruise around the coast of the Cote D’ azur. Available from just €240 per day including a made up hamper and wine for 4 people* offer from 1st October 2014 until 31st March 2015. Normal hamper price €45 per person.
A Corvette Stingray C2 is being added to the hire fleet. A true American muscle car, like the Ford Mustang she is in baby blue with ivory leather interior 4 on the floor manual transmission and power steering and brakes. She drives like a bat out of hell!!! The car is undergoing a full steering and brake upgrade at the moment and she will be ready for Spring 2015. Make sure you book early as this one is getting bookings already for next year.
Sunday 19th October started bright and sunny if a little cold. We joined up with 4 friends at Lac de Saint Cassien at the Restaurant Les Arbousiers, after morning coffee croissants and a chat we were off. The sun had warmed up, so off with the jackets for a 70 K drive. The trip would take us through six villages; Perches de Varois” Montauroux, Callian, Seillans, Bargemon and Callas. The mountain road from the lake was both quiet and twisty.
The first village saw us at Montauroux, for a quick pit stop, we parked under the plane trees for some welcome shade from the sun which by now was getting to 27 degrees.
The views over the valley below us were stunning. The village is a traditional Var village, men playing boules people getting the daily morning baguette and café goers watching the world go by as well as the 5 vintage cars in the square attracting a lot of attention and admiring comments. Break over and we were on the road again towards Callian, We have some friends who live in Callian that could not join us on the run (building works stopped them coming).
But true to form they were at the little café in the village square to wave us on with flags and shouts. I think the whole village joined in and drowned the sound of our combined engines out. The roads were strangely quiet for a Sunday not a sight of the usual push bike riders anywhere fantastic!
We carried on to Seillans after Paul had stopped to change his spark plugs complaining we were driving to slow for his stunning Austin Healey Frogeye Sprite. In less then 4 minutes we were all off again, this time a little quicker to help Paul out from oiling his plugs up again.
We then motored up to the hill top village of Bargermon high up in the hills above the valley and the on to Callas for a picnic lunch in the vineyards of Château de Demoiselles
We all sat down at some old wooden tables and benches in the midst of the vines under the shade of a very old large cork tree. We were all talking about the wonderful trip when everyone started producing picnic baskets. Immediately the talking stopped and eating took over with cheese, dried sausage, ham and salads a veritable feast all washed down with local Provencal wine’s and coffee to finish the meal off. What a lovely lazy Sunday.