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COYS Auctions – Hotel de France tour

Organised with Coys auctioneers and TV personality Chris Routledge, this exclusive driving tour was centred around the famous Hotel de France. With a long association with the drivers, teams and cars of the Le Mans 24 hours race, the Hotel de France was the perfect place for us to stay. 

The tour was accompanied by Maitland Cook, a Le Mans expert and ex member of the John Wyer race team. Our scenic driving routes provided plenty of opportunities to appreciate the Loir, the Loire and the Sarthe regions of France.

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COYS Auctions – Hotel de France tour

Organised with Coys auctioneers and TV personality Chris Routledge, this exclusive driving tour was centred around the famous Hotel de France. With a long association with the drivers, teams and cars of the Le Mans 24 hours race, the Hotel de France was the perfect place for us to stay. 

The tour was accompanied by Maitland Cook, a Le Mans expert and ex member of the John Wyer race team. Our scenic driving routes provided plenty of opportunities to appreciate the Loir, the Loire and the Sarthe regions of France.

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This tour included
  • Return sailing with Brittany Ferries with cabin accommodation on outward crossing
  • Dedicated loading line, welcome drink and dinner on outward crossing
  • Track time and museum visit at Loheac
  • Three nights accommodation at the Hotel de France on bed and breakfast basis
  • Dinner at the hotel on two of the evenings including wine and coffee
  • Soirée at Chateau du Lude including visit and dinner
  • Wine tasting in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir
  • Loire visit
  • Services of an experienced Classic GT Tour Manager
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Itinerary

Wednesday 13th April

Check in at Portsmouth for the 20.15 hrs overnight sailing to St Malo. Benefit from a priority loading line and welcome drinks reception on-board. We will then meet for dinner in the ship's a la carte restaurant.

Thursday 14th April

We tour down to a fabulous motor museum south of Rennes for a visit and then a chance to take your car out on the museum's private race track. We then motor via pleasant d-roads to the Hotel de France to check-in and relax on the terrace before dinner.

Friday 15th April

After breakfast at the hotel we tour into the Loire valley for a boat trip down this beautiful river, passing the many Chateaux that line the banks. There will be a light lunch on-board. In the afternoon we head back to the hotel to relax before a wine tasting at the wine producer in la Chartre.

Saturday 16th April

Today we head up to Le Mans to trace the circuit, explore the museum and have a privileged tour of the Bugatti circuit for some priceless photo opportunities. This evening we have a private black tie dinner at the magnificent Chateau du Lude, the perfect way to round off a special stay in this region.

Sunday 17th April

Enjoy a relaxed breakfast before the farewells. There is one last photo opportunity call in front of the hotel before we head North for Caen and our ferry journey home departing at 16.30 hrs arriving back into Portsmouth at 21.30 hrs.

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Hotel De France

Situated on the northern edge of the Loire Valley, the Hotel de France, in La Chartre-sur-le-Loir, with its ivy covered Art Deco façade, offers chic and luxurious rooms. With a sun drenched...

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