“Everything fell away when I saw the banks of the Loire and the hills of Touraine. I was completely overwhelmed with delight.”
Honoré de Balzac.
This cradle of French art has witnessed the passage of French literary greats throughout history, such as François Rabelais, Jean de La Fontaine, Honoré de Balzac and George Sand.
The Loire Valley is, above all, a verdant sanctuary ideal for an expedition in a classic car: from the feminine elegance of Château de Chenonceau – known as “the Ladies’ Castle” – to the palatial opulence of the Château de Chambord, this exceptional setting offers the best of the Art of Travel in a prestigious car. Indulge in the Loire’s art of living at the wheel of a classic car from the Cartis collection.
Departing from Versailles, you’ll take the wheel of a vintage car from the Cartis collection to head for the Loire Valley. After a stopover at the Château de Blois—a sanctuary of the history of France—, just follow the guided circuit of our tour-oriented digital application to the heart of the Loire Valley vineyards. At day’s end, enjoy gourmet indulgence among the grapevines. .
Our classic car circuit sweeps you away for a journey through the centuries, revealing such treasures as the castles of the Loire Valley. Explore the enchanting roads that crisscross this valley. Amboise, Chaumont-sur-Loire and Chenonceau form a grandiose backdrop for this second day of discovery.
After a restful stopover where the slow life reigns, our road trip takes you to the gateway of the Château de Cheverny, which has remained in the same family for more than six centuries. Symmetrical and eminently balanced, Cheverny would be the first of what are considered French-style castles. Continue along until you arrive at the majestic Domaine National de Chambord, and then head back to Versailles.
Installed onboard each of our classic cars. No need for a map or guide! The Cartis audio-guided GPS app is a revolution on the classic car rental market. This self-guided GPS audio app is built into each car. Simply turn the key, activate the GPS, and enjoy your classic car journey to the fullest.
The service does not include the reservation of hotels, restaurants or leisure activities.
"I cannot recommend Cartis enough. My Spanish client received his executive board for a few days at Blois, and rented vintage cars from Cartis. The team was very helpful, and we spent three exceptional days there. The client loved it!"
"It all went very well. We had an awesome time! This roadtrip to Loire Valley was one of the most famous journeys we've ever taken. Bénédicte and Sebastian's app is fantiastic!"
"Guidare la Porsche 356 attraverso le strade strette e tortuose della regione della Loire è stato così esaltante. Le viste su tutta questa campagna sono semplicemente incredibili."
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