Charente Maritime cottages, France

Classic car accommodation, France

Luxury Holiday Cottages and B & B
Classic Car Tours & Morgan Classic Car Hire
Charente, Maritime, SW France

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For 20 years we have been welcoming groups of classic car owners to La Rose des Vents. We specialise in organising small and friendly, relaxed house party style classic car tours on demand (you choose the dates), for members of car clubs or groups of friends.

In addition to our selection of Signature Tours, we also organise bespoke tours, prepared to meet the specific requirements and budget for 4-12 guests.

We take into account the age and speed of your cars to ensure maximum comfort.

You can:

  • "Mix and Match" different elements of our signature tours.
  • There are additional options regarding visits to Cognac Houses which all offer unique experiences e.g.
    • A virtual reality experience at Hennessy
    • Conclude your visit to Martell with a cocktail on their roof terrace
    • Visit Meukow (established at the request of Tsar Nicholas) and enjoy lunch in their on site restaurant
    • Visit the Chateau Royal de Cognac, a 13th-century castle in the heart of Cognac for a blindfolded tasting of Baron Otard cognacs.
    • Discover the Cellar masters secrets touring the 18th century stone cellars of the House of Delamain in Jarnac
  • Discover more history of the area with visits to
    • Other beautiful castles including: Chateau Dampierre sur Boutonne, Chateau de la Mercerie, Chateau Rochfoucauld, the Medieval Donjon at Pons, Chateau Buzay, Chateau du Jonzac etc.
    • Roman artifacts and amphitheatres to discover at Les Bouchards & Saintes
    • Archaeological digs, churches and Abbayes.
  • We are within easy each of the Atlantic coast and have developed scenic routes to discover
    • The impressive 17th century citadel at Blaye, designed by Vauban
    • You can drive the corniche where sea captains built their mansions to Bourg for a visit the Maison du Vin for a tasting of over 80 different cote du Bourg wines
    • The bastide town of Talmont, a member of les plus beaux villages de France which was a stop on the pilgrimage route to Saint James de Compostella
    • Drive the coast road from Royan, with it’s golden beaches and modern architecture, to the cote du Sauvage. Or visit Marennes cite of huitres (oysters) and the il d’Oleronne.
  • Discover the Charente River, cruising alongside lush green riverbanks and pretty Charentais villages
    • Via the traditional flat bottomed sailing barges ( Gabarres)
    • Or take a trip on the solar powered Benard Palissy III from Saintes. This river boat is one of kind in Europe and glides soundlessly on the water. Solar powered, it gives off no CO2 emissions and makes no waves. Dinner cruises are available.
  • Visit Bordeaux the city of lights, or even take a hot air balloon trip over the Charentais countryside.
  • Decide which meal plan suits your requirements
    • Breakfast each day, and dinner with aperos, wine, coffee & cognac on your first night is always included
    • You can choose what standard of restaurant, you would prefer for lunches i.e. traditional, bistro, table gourmand or Michelin starred - or a mix if you wish
    • In the evenings, you might wish to try local restaurants, or enjoy 2 course suppers with wine, at La Rose des Vents, or prepare your own supper/BBQ in your cottage - or a mix if you wish.

We are here to help, and when you have decided on the content of your bespoke tour, everything will be organised for you - a detailed itinerary with road book, entry tickets and guided tours, restaurants and reserved parking.

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