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France Atlantique 2007

NOTE.. The France Atlantique tour will not be run in 2007
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Classic Motor Tours provide the opportunity of a relaxing event without the pressure of timing and checkpoints. Our tours answer the wish to visit those regions often travelled against the clock on CRA rallies but at a leasurely pace with time to relax among friends in spectacular surroundings.

France Atlantique - June 24-30 2007

Bordeaux to Bayonne
This premium tour, features gourmet dining with overnights at the best hotels. Starting near Bordeaux the tour gradually follows the Atlantic coast towards Bayonne — convenient for a cross channel return to the UK and Ireland. In order to deliver the standard of hotels and customer care expected France Atlantique is limited to just 15 cars.

Sunday and Monday 24-25th June
We start off with two nights at the fantastic Château des Vigiers giving you a chance to settle in and meet your fellow tourists.
A short run on Sunday will introduce you to the ways of the route book and includes plenty of time to explore the local attractions.
Wherever possible we included details of the places to visit in the pre-evnt packs so that you can pick those that most interest you. With several places on offer it is unlikely that you will visit everything.

Tuesday 26th June
After a leisurely breakfast we cross the Gironde and pass the fortess of Cardinal Richelieu before turning towards the coast crossing the Ile de Re bridge to St. Martin de Ré.
We spend a night at the Hotel la Jette an the Quai Clemenceau. This new hotel is in an exceptional location overlooking the port. Dining this evening will be at a carefully chosen local restaurant where "fish and seafood, served in gourmet style, honour the enticing menus".

Wednesday and Thursday 27-28th June
Back on the mainland we continue north via the ultra modern resort of la Baule, across the ancient salt pans to the medieval town of Guerande. We cross the marshes of the Briere Regional Park before arriving at Carnac. Carnac is home to one of the world's great prehistoric sites.
Our hotel, the Hotel Le Diana, overlooks the sea in the shelter of the Quiberon Peninsula. This lovely hotel is by far the most comfortable and welcoming on this part of Brittany's Atlantic coast with its own beach of fine white sand and a lovely heated pool beside the terrace bar.

Friday 29th June
We leave the Atlantic coast via the fishing port of Concarneau. There is a visit to what is probably the most perfect example of a parish enclosure - unique to Brittany. It's then north through the wooded hinterland and plateaux of the Argoat. After this it's back to the Cote d'Armor and on to our final night gem of a hotel - The Ker Moor, in Quay-Portrieux.

Saturday 30th June
It's just a short drive from The Ker Moor to many ferry routes back to the UK.