Le Grand Tour of France – Self-drive

Champagne, Paris, Bordeaux, Aix en Provence, Provence, Cannes, Côte d'Azur, Monaco, France
20 nights private tour from GBP £14,900

Embark on an amazing self-drive adventure in France, where luxury, food, and culture intertwine. Indulge in the finest experiences across Champagne, Paris, Bordeaux, Provence, the French Riviera. From privately guided visits of iconic landmarks, and immersive cooking classes & wine tastings, every moment is designed to create lasting memories. With the freedom and flexibility of your own car at disposal, you will explore charming villages, stunning coastlines, and savor gourmet delights.

Le Grand Tour of France  Selfdrive
At a glance
  • Experience opulence as you stay at renowned luxury hotels and resorts.

  • Delight your taste buds through cooking classes, gourmet walking tours, and unforgettable dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants.

  • Journey through diverse landscapes with the comfort of your own car for the duration of your holiday.

  • Discover the art of winemaking with expert-guided tours to esteemed Champagne houses, Bordeaux vineyards, and interactive tasting workshops.

Journey highlights
  • Experience opulence as you stay at renowned luxury hotels and resorts.

  • Delight your taste buds through cooking classes, gourmet walking tours, and unforgettable dining experiences at Michelin-starred restaurants.

  • Journey through diverse landscapes with the comfort of your own car for the duration of your holiday.

  • Discover the art of winemaking with expert-guided tours to esteemed Champagne houses, Bordeaux vineyards, and interactive tasting workshops.

Our tailor made journeys include:
  • Your dedicated Travel Consultant who will take care of arrangements
  • Private international airport transfers in destination
  • Your own private, English-speaking local guides
  • Unique experiences, hand-picked by our Journeys team
  • Entrance to must-see local sites
  • Dedicated 24/7 team providing in-country support and guidance
  • Complimentary access to My Scott Dunn – industry-leading travel app providing pre-departure information and in-journey support

When to visit

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The best time to visit is, of course, during spring between April and June, when the days are sunny but not too hot. The autumn and winter months are another good time to come when there are smaller crowds and snow is a rarity. But there really is no bad time to visit.

Itinerary

Day 1-3

Champagne, France

Your adventure begins with a blissful escape to the heart of Champagne, where the Royal Champagne hotel awaits, embodying elegance and refinement. After arriving in Paris, a scenic self-drive to the resort in Champagne sets the tone for the intimate journey ahead. Immerse yourselves in the beauty of the region as you embark on an evening private cruise along the Marne, indulging in breathtaking vistas and savoring the romance of the moment. An orientation walking tour of Reims unveils the city's historical treasures, paving the way for days filled with captivating discoveries.

 

Continuing your sojourn in Champagne, embark on a Champagne Major Houses Tour, where chauffeur-guided visits to renowned maisons such as Epernay, Veuve Clicquot, and Moet et Chandon immerse you in the fascinating world of Champagne production. Sip the effervescent nectar and witness the artistry that culminates in every delicate bubble, creating an unforgettable sensory experience.

 

Accommodation: Royal Champagne Hotel and Spa ( 2 nights )
Day 3-7

Paris, France

From the rolling hills of Champagne, you journey to the romantic streets of Paris, where the Hotel Le Bristol beckons, epitomizing luxury and sophistication. Your arrival is marked by an enchanting private Seine River cruise, allowing you to admire the city's iconic landmarks while savoring the charm of the moment. A VIP welcome at the Louvre sets the stage for a private guided visit, granting you exclusive access to the masterpieces that have shaped the art world. Ascend the Eiffel Tower with skip-the-line privileges and let the breathtaking panorama of the City of Lights unfold before your eyes.

 

As the allure of Paris unfolds, a morning market visit and immersive French cooking class provide a unique opportunity to delve into the secrets of French gastronomy. Under the guidance of renowned chefs, you will learn to craft culinary delights, using the finest ingredients sourced from local markets. Savor the fruits of your labor during a sumptuous lunch, rejoicing in the harmony of flavors that epitomize the French culinary tradition.

 

Leaving the vibrant streets of Paris behind, a luxurious half-day private guided tour to Versailles awaits, allowing you to immerse yourselves in the grandeur of the palace and its magnificent gardens. Traverse the Hall of Mirrors, stroll through the meticulously manicured lawns, and uncover the stories that have shaped the history of France.

 

Accommodation: Hotel Le Bristol ( 4 nights )
Day 7-10

Bordeaux, France

After bidding Paris adieu, embark on a high-speed TGV journey to Bordeaux, the capital of wine (where you will pick-up a new car), and prepare to embark on a wine-lover's dream. Nestled amidst vineyards, Les Sources de Caudalie in Bordeaux welcomes you with open arms, inviting you to indulge in the art of oenology.

 

Explore the city's architectural marvels on a private walking tour, accompanied by an oenological expert who will unravel the secrets of Bordeaux's prestigious wines. A Médoc grand cru tour introduces you to the world-renowned appellations and châteaux, where you will savor the nuances of each wine, guided by a knowledgeable driver-guide. In Saint-Emilion, a self-guided tour takes you through the charming streets of this UNESCO World Heritage Site, where grand crus and a tasting workshop invite you to appreciate the diversity of Bordeaux's wines.

Accommodation: Les Sources de Caudalie ( 3 nights )
Day 10-14

Aix-en-Provence, Provence, South of France, France

Leaving the vineyards behind, a quick flight to Marseille marks the beginning of your journey to the charming town of Aix-en-Provence. The Villa Saint-Ange welcomes you to a haven of tranquility, embodying the essence of Provençal luxury.

 

Enjoy a gourmet private guided walking tour through Aix-en-Provence, where the scents of lavender and fresh produce mingle in the air, and the flavors of the region tantalize your taste buds. Next, self-guided driving tour to the picturesque villages of Luberon, including Gordes and Rousillon, offers glimpses of Provence's timeless beauty, from medieval streets to ochre cliffs. To conclude your visit to Provence, a short drive down to Marseille will bring you to your private boat for the day, where you will enjoy a private cruise around the Calanques National Park until you reach Cassis–a quaint fishing village in the South of France known for its cuisine and stunning landscapes.

Accommodation: Villa Saint-Ange ( 4 nights )
Day 14-18

Cannes, Cote d'Azur, France

Venture the sun-drenched shores of Cannes, where the iconic Carlton Cannes welcomes you with unrivaled elegance. En-route to Cannes, a stop in Grasse allows you to delve into the world of perfumery, where you will create your own signature fragrance. In Cannes, enjoy leisurely days of relaxation, strolling along the famed Croisette or exploring the vibrant streets of Antibes. As evening falls, delight in a dining experience at Hotel du Cap Eden-Roc's LouRoc restaurant, where Michelin-starred cuisine and a breathtaking setting combine to create an unforgettable evening.

 

A short drive brings you to Nice, where a morning market tour immerses you in the city's vibrant culinary scene. Savor the freshest produce and engage with local vendors, gaining insight into the rich gastronomic heritage of the region. A reservation at Le Plongeoir grants you an exquisite lunch, where Mediterranean flavors mingle with breathtaking views. In the evening, embark on a self-guided visit to the charming village of St Paul de Vence, renowned for its artistic legacy. Dinner at La Colombe d'Or, a historic inn that has welcomed renowned artists and writers, offers an enchanting ambiance and a culinary journey through time.

Accommodation: Carlton Cannes, A Regent Hotel ( 4 nights )
Day 18-21

Monaco, France

Continuing your journey along the French Riviera, you arrive at the captivating destination of Monaco and Cap-Martin, where The Maybourne Riviera invites you to revel in the epitome of luxury. Embark on a self-driving tour along the three Corniches, venturing to the charming village of Eze and the opulent Villa Rothschild in Cap Ferrat. Explore the picturesque town of Menton at your own pace, immersing yourself in its vibrant atmosphere and discovering hidden gems along the way.

 

A highlight of your stay in Monaco is an exceptional evening, beginning with a guided royal experience in the principality. Revel in the captivating history and royal traditions with a privately guided tour of the Prince’s Palace and the Oceanography Museum of Monaco. The evening culminates with a reservation at Le Louis XV, Alain Ducasse's three-Michelin-starred masterpiece, where gastronomic excellence and refined elegance merge.

 

As your adventure draws to a close, bid farewell to France and depart from Nice Airport with hearts full of cherished memories and a deep appreciation for the beauty and romance that have enveloped your journey.

 

Note: Always drink responsibly if driving. Scott Dunn is happy to arrange a driver for any days where wine and other alcoholic beverages will be consumed!

Accommodation: The Maybourne Riviera ( 3 nights )
We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itinerary is a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you.
Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

Price Guide: ( based on double occupancy and includes international flights)

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  • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
  • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
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July 2024 GBP £18,600 GBP £2,800 plan your trip
August 2024 GBP £18,600 GBP £2,800 plan your trip
September 2024 GBP £18,600 GBP £2,800 plan your trip
October 2024 GBP £16,800 GBP £2,500 plan your trip
November 2024 GBP £14,900 GBP £2,200 plan your trip
December 2024 GBP £14,900 GBP £2,200 plan your trip
January 2025 GBP £14,900 GBP £2,200 plan your trip
February 2025 GBP £14,900 GBP £2,200 plan your trip
March 2025 GBP £14,900 GBP £2,200 plan your trip
April 2025 GBP £16,800 GBP £2,500 plan your trip
May 2025 GBP £16,800 GBP £2,500 plan your trip
June 2025 GBP £18,600 GBP £2,800 plan your trip
  • July 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £18,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,800
  • August 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £18,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,800
  • September 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £18,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,800
  • October 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £16,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,500
  • November 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £14,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,200
  • December 2024
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £14,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,200
  • January 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £14,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,200
  • February 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £14,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,200
  • March 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £14,900
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,200
  • April 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £16,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,500
  • May 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £16,800
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,500
  • June 2025
    Price from *
    • Pricing is a guideline only, is based on two people sharing and excludes special offers.
    • Travel over peak periods (e.g. Christmas, New Year, festivals and other public holidays) can affect prices considerably, as can exchange rates, flight class and room type.
    • Solo traveller pricing is available upon request.
    GBP £18,600
    Deposit from*
    GBP £2,800
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Best time to visit
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Average time to visit

The best time to visit is, of course, during spring between April and June, when the days are sunny but not too hot. The autumn and winter months are another good time to come when there are smaller crowds and snow is a rarity. But there really is no bad time to visit.

Le Grand Tour of France – Self-drive
Le Grand Tour of France – Self-drive

We design each itinerary around you, so this suggested itineraryis a starting point that we can tweak or transform into something completely bespoke to you. Call us on 020 3993 6439 to start planning your holiday.

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