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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 small and friendly, private classic car tours and bespoke packages on demand (you choose the dates), for small groups of 2-12 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.



Since we opened in 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 Aston Martins, Bentleys,  Ferraris, MGs, TVRs, Jaguars, pre-war Lagondas, Austin Healeys and of course many Morgans ....... why not read some of our Guest Reviews here


Classic car owners ourselves 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 of our signature tours or contact us to discuss a bespoke classic car 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  Angouleme Special".  A must for classic car owners and every year we have been fully booked..  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  Rally and enjoy the adrenaline charged racing on the Sunday.  Not forgetting the annual lunch in the garden with local classic car enthusiastes!  Sorry 2022 now fully booked



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.



An example of a bespoke tour, prepared to meet the specific requirements of a group of classic car enthusiastes

This rally organised in May, for members of the Lagonda Owners Club, offered a week of gentle driving and good food.  The previous year, in September, intrepid Lagonda owners, braved awful weather and a Brittany Ferry strike , to pave the way having booked our "Classic Tour of the Charente" .  This bespoke 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.