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Classic Morgan Hire in the Charente Maritime, South West France
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Classic Car Holidays & Tours


We specialise in organising private classic car tours  and bespoke packages on demand (you choose the dates), for small groups of 4-12 cars.  Perfect for members of classic car clubs and  groups of friends who would like to explore  SW France together in a relaxed house party style.


Based at La Rose des Vents, 4 star accredited luxury accommodation provided in fully equipped cottages and the Manor House, allows you to enjoy all the benefits of an organised tour, with the flexibility of more than just a hotel room to call your own - privacy, space, delicious breakfasts and dinners, a heated swimming pool, secure parking in gated grounds and the use of a garage and tools.


Everything is organised for you - a detailed itinerary with roadbook, entry tickets and guided tours of places of interest, first class cuisine and reserved parking. Most importantly  our local knowledge of the most picturesque routes, places of interest and fabulous restaurants ensures you enjoy a unique experience at a very competitive price.


The  3  additional luxury Bedrooms in the Manor House  are also available for classic car owners, stopping over in the area, seeking a restful night's sleep and a delicious dinner, and if your  group comprises more than 8 couples,  there is additional luxury accommodation within 15 minutes drive.


Since 2005, many classic car enthusiasts and members of classic car clubs have found their way to La Rose des Vents, from around the world and the beautiful cars have ranged from Ferraris, MGs, TVRs, Jaguars, pre-war Lagondas, Austin Healeys and of course many Morgans ....... why not read some of our Guest Reviews here


Having owned classic cars for over 25 years,  and current members of the MSCC, Morgan Club de France, Aston Martin Owners Club and Club Charentais de Belles Voitures - we are here to help.  Please click on the following links for further details or contact us to discuss a bespoke tour



An introduction to this beautiful Region, the tour visits La Rochelle and the beautiful Il de Re;  Brantome & Aubeterre in the Dordogne, the historic naval centre at Rochefort, medieval Pons, the bastide of Talmont, and the Atlantic  coast at Royan - not forgetting a guided tour and tasting at Hennessy or Otard in Cognac. 



Since 2005, we have been organising our  "Circuit des Remparts Special".  A must for classic car owners and previous years have all been a sell out.  Join us the third weekend in September for a week to explore the delights of the Charente Maritime, and the excitement of the historic Circuit des Remparts, classic car race meeting held in Angouleme.  Admire the entrants of the Concourse d' elegance; participate in the  200 km Charente Tourist Rally and enjoy the adrenaline charged racing on the Sunday.  Not forgetting the annual lunch in the garden with local classic car enthusiastes!



Seven stunning days to explore South West France - this time with the emphasis on gastronomy, sampling the best local specialities, wines and cognacs available.  Join us on a tour through one of the great wine lists of the world!



This tour offers you the opportunity of taking seven days to explore an area rich in history from Roman amphitheatres, medieval towns and Renaissance chateaux, Bordeaux the city of light, and modern Royan rebuilt following WW2, driving deserted roads through vineyards to the Atlantic beaches.



This bespoke rally organised in May, for members of the Lagonda Owners Club offered a week of gentle driving and good food.  In September 2012, intrepid Lagonda owners, braved awful weather and a Brittany Ferry strike , to pave the way.  In 2013, the tour was fully catered, restaurants were all Michelin listed or Table Gourmand de Poitou,  and scenic routes included visits to chateaux, stunning gardens, the il de Re, a riverboat trip, and naturally lots of opportunities to sample the local cognac, pineau and wines.



The business was established in 2005 and as a"tour operator" we are governed by "The Package Travel, Package Holidays and Package Tour Regulations" 1992 (SI 1992 No 3288)  As a consequence we are required by law to protect clients' pre-payments.  We do this by ensuring that all monies paid to us by a client are held in a separate  clients' deposit trust account from which they are only withdrawn on completion of the contract, defined as the end of the Tour.  The client trust account is held by our bank in the UK.

No surcharge guaranteee - once you have booked your tour with us, the price remains the same, no matter how the currency markets change.