‘4 Roues sous 1 Parapluie’ is collaborating with Les Plus Beaux Villages de France® for a unique motoring event: La Route des Villages Paris-Cannes. Open to everyone from amateurs to die-hard enthusiasts, the drive wends its way through some of France’s most beautiful regions, ticking off around 20 listed villages and soaking up French heritage, cuisine and hospitality en route.
On 12 May 2019, a fleet of 15-20 Citroën 2CVs (carrying two people each) will depart from Paris and travel an average of 250km per day to reach its equally sophisticated destination of Cannes on 19 May, seven days later – just in time for the world-renowned Cannes Film Festival.
For many, France’s natural landscape and scenery is one of the reasons they return again and again – so the ability to admire it from the comfort of your own car is a special treat. The drive takes the form of a treasure hunt, with daily riddles helping you find the hidden clue in each stopover village before all seven riddles allow you to solve the final riddle on the last day and win the prize.
At the end of each day on the road, you’ll enjoy comfortable accommodation at a B&B or hotel (3- or 4-star), and be able to refuel with a superb dinner showcasing the diversity of French cuisine as you travel from north to south. To keep things competitive, the ranking of all drivers is revealed at a cocktail party each evening – and you won’t be back behind the wheel until you’ve enjoyed a fabulous French breakfast.
The Route des Villages Paris-Cannes is the ideal way to kick off your summer and experience France’s best assets the old-fashioned way, at the same time as exploring two iconic cities and making new friends. Whether you’re a long-standing Francophile or just starting to get to know this beautiful country, there’s a wealth of memories to be made on this road trip!
The entry fee is 4,500 euros per person based on a team of two. This includes hire of the 2CV, insurance and all fuel, accommodation and all meals.
Further information is available at www.4roues-sous-1parapluie.com or by calling +33 (0)1 58 59 27 82. It’s first come, first served – so book now to secure your place!
4 Roues sous 1 Parapluie was founded in 2003 and offers individuals and companies a range of 2CV experiences, to promote the art of living the French way.