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Classic Morgan Hire in the Charente Maritime, South West France
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LAGONDA CHARENTE  RALLY MAY 2013

In  September 2012 the Lagonda Club stayed with us and  enjoyed  our Classic Tour of the Charente Maritime,  so much that another group of these beautiful cars returned in 2013 and the following itinerary was  tailor made to their requirements.   This classic car tour is available to book in 2017: 

 Saturday

4.30 pm arrive at La Rose des Vents, La Tacherie to welcome tea/coffee and cakes served in the garden.  Tour briefing and roadbooks issued. 

In the evening, aperitif, 4 course dinner with wine, coffee & cognac served in the Manor House

Sunday

Explore the town of Cognac, reserved parking.  Enjoy a light lunch at a restaurant of your choice.  Guided tour of Otard or Hennessy Cognac House, with Cognac tasting.

In the evening, aperitif, 4 course dinner with wine, coffee and cognac served in the Manor House

Monday

Step back in time to the island of Re, reminiscent of the 17th century.  Stop in La Flotte for coffee and walk round the old covered market before driving into St Martin de Re.  Lunch has been reserved at La Baleine Bleu.

In the evening enjoy  a light supper in your cottage

Tuesday

Scenic run to the picturesque town of Verteuil with it's fairy tale chateau, old mill and galleries to explore.  Lunch will be taken at the Couvert des Cordeliers.  En route we will stop in the medieval town of Tusson to visit the monastery gardens.

In the evening a Burgundy wine tasting with finger buffet will be served in the garden or Manor House

Wednesday

Visit to Chateau Chesnel for a guided tour by the resident owner La Comtesse de Rouffignac, followed by  a Pineau tasting.  Lunch will be taken at the Bistro de Claude, reserved parking in Cognac. In the afternoon, enjoy a boat trip along the river Charente in a Gabarre. a flat bottomed boat which used to ferry salt and Cognac.  Visit to the Espace Decouverte and the Museum des Arts.  In the evening enjoy a light supper in your cottage.

Thursday

Explore the medieval streets of St Jean d'Angely before enjoying lunch in the Michelin listed restaurant La Scorlion.  Parking has been reserved in the adjacent Abbey courtyard.  In the afternoon a scenic drive along the valley of the river Boutonne to discover the Chateau and Jardins of Dampierre

In the evening, enjoy a light supper in your cottage

Friday

Scenic drive aling the river Charente through Jarnac, Bassac and Segonzac finishing with a visit to the Jardins du Chaigne.  Lunch will be taken at the Restaurant du Chateau in Jarnac. 

In the evening enjoy a light supper in your cottage

Saturday

Depart after breakfast

The Tariff included  7 nights accommodation in a luxury cottage  with private faclites, all reserved restaurant meals (drinks not included), dinners , wine tasting, entry fees to places of interest and roadbook