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Emblem Sports Cars Tour

Following the success of the two previous bespoke tours for Emblem Sports Cars, we organised a third for the Italian supercar specialists. The tour was designed for car enthusiasts looking for an opportunity to stay at Hotel de France, famous for its long association with the teams, drivers and cars of the Le Mans 24 hours race.

We experienced excellent driving roads, wheel to wheel racing on the Le Mans go kart track and a relaxing boat trip on the Loir river. 

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Emblem Sports Cars Tour

Following the success of the two previous bespoke tours for Emblem Sports Cars, we organised a third for the Italian supercar specialists. The tour was designed for car enthusiasts looking for an opportunity to stay at Hotel de France, famous for its long association with the teams, drivers and cars of the Le Mans 24 hours race.

We experienced excellent driving roads, wheel to wheel racing on the Le Mans go kart track and a relaxing boat trip on the Loir river. 

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This tour included
  • Return sailing with Brittany Ferries, cabin and dinner each way
  • 3 nights at the Hotel de France on a half board basis
  • Farewell private dinner at Chateau inc wine
  • Chateau bus transfers
  • Museum entry
  • Museum entry and karting at Le Mans circuit
  • Boat cruise and lunch
  • Accompanied by an experienced tour manager and Emblem support
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Itinerary

2016 Itinerary

You have the benefit of three nights in the hotel, so you have time to unpack, relax and return to this delightful location each day. You will be able to visit Le Mans, the 24 hr race museum and enjoy the beautiful empty country roads in the surrounding areas.  We will take in the magnificent chateaux on the Loire, and enjoy a tasting at the local vineyard on Friday night.

Wednesday 8th June

Check in at 19.00hrs for the 20.15hrs overnight sailing from Portsmouth to St Malo. We have arranged a dedicated loading line to ensure extra care is taken as you board. To kick the evening off with a swing we have a private room for welcome cocktails before dinner in the ships acclaimed restaurant.

Thursday 9th June

The ferry is scheduled to arrive at 08.30hrs. We will proceed to the automobile museum at Loheac for coffee and a tour of this eclectic collection of over 400 vehicles from F1 cars to amphibious vehicles. After the tour and some lunch we will follow the planned scenic route to the Hotel in La Chartre for check in, drinks and dinner.

Friday 10th June

We offer a day based on the racing history of the Hotel de France & the Le Mans 24 Hour Race. We leave the hotel at 10am and follow the route used by the team cars driving to the circuit. On arrival we will be given a guided visit of the museum followed by two laps of the circuit in your car with photo opportunities under the famous Dunlop bridge.
This evening we board the hotel’s historic Citroen ‘H’ van to be transported to the local ‘cave’ for a wine visit and tasting.
Following this we are returned to the hotel for dinner with our fascinating guest speaker – Le Mans veteran Maitland Cook.

Saturday 11th June

Following a delicious breakfast at the hotel,we have a picturesque route planned for you down to the Loire river via a pleasant coffee stop. We then board our boat which will take us on a cruise down ‘La Loire’. We will have a light lunch on board. From here we head back up to the hotel to relax for the rest of the afternoon.
This evening we don our finery and head out (by coach) to the private Chateau le Lude, where we will be met by the Count and Countess de Nicolay. The ‘vouvray’ corks will already be popped and with glasses charged we have a guided tour of the chateau.
Following the tour we enter the dining room where our table is ready for the finale dinner. This evening we will be collected and returned to the hotel.

Sunday 12th June

A relaxed breakfast before the farewells. There is one last photo opportunity in front of the chateau le Lude before we head North for Caen and our ferry journey home Departing at 16.30 hrs we arrive back into Portsmouth at 21.30 hrs.


Alternatively, speak to us about extending your stay in France.

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