When you buy a Lamborghini from an H.R. Owen Lamborghini retailer, you’re not just buying one of the most advanced performance cars ever created, you’re buying a passport into a whole new world of Lamborghini experiences.
We want you to get out and use your car, sharing your passion with fellow Sant’Agata enthusiasts and we’re more than happy to help you do it with a spectacular calendar of events created especially for you. The most recent, and most remarkable, was our H.R. Owen Lamborghini South of France Tour, taking in some of the Riviera’s most luxurious hotels, exhilarating roads and renowned restaurants.
With guests’ Lamborghinis lovingly transported down to Marseille, drivers arrived at the airport to pick up their cars for five days of exploration in a cavalcade of beautiful Italian supercars. The first stop was Chateau de Fonscolombe, set in sprawling landscaped grounds and vineyards, embodying the splendour of 18th Century architecture – it’s a beautifully preserved example of the grand houses dotted around the Durance valley. Over dinner, guests plotted the route ahead of them through some of France’s most beautiful regions.
The next morning, the valley reverberated with the simultaneous roar of a collection of 17 finely honed V8 and V12-engined cars, as the H.R. Owen Lamborghini team take to the road. The route skirts the Vaucluse to include roads in the shadow of Le Mont Ventoux – ‘The Giant of Provence’, before entering the flowing roads of Provencal, stretching through regions famed for their lavender farms and fascinating ‘perched’ hill-top villages.
After five hours of focused driving, guests arrived back at the Chateau for their evening meal, ready to set off the following morning for the journey to Provence. The scenic route took on the undulating roads and evergreen scenery of the Verdon National Park, before following the world-famous Route Napoleon down to Castellane and then veering into the Gorges de Verdon. The route then circled back to the south of Castellane along the infamous road that featured at the beginning of the James Bond film, Goldeneye, before arriving at the beautiful Domaine du Mas de Pierre hotel, nestled at the foot of the Saint-Paul-de-Vence ramparts.
Day 4 offered guests a chance to enjoy the beautiful Provence seafront or picturesque gardens and pool of the hotel for a break. But for those who wanted to continue driving, the Sant’Agata convoy of Aventadors, Huracáns and more headed for the Gorges de Daluis, a region where the rock turns a deep red, and the roads pass through remarkable tunnels carved out of the rockface. Not just beautiful to behold, the tunnels provide the perfect amphitheatre for appreciating the fine-tuned roar of a group of Lamborghinis.
Leaving Daluis behind the group ascended up to charming Valberg and across to the mountain village of Beuil, before heading south through the Gorges du Cians and finally back to the hotel.
For the final day, the South of France Driving Tour set its sights on La Trinite, taking in the snaking switchbacks and mountain passes of the region, including the Col de L’Escarene and the famous Col de Turini. After an exhilarating day of driving, the tour headed to its final lunch stop at the modernist architectural jewel, the Maybourne Riviera, emerging from the sheer cliff face over-looking the Mediterranean and the iconic streets of Monaco in the distance.
One final dinner that evening allowed guests the chance to reflect on five days of faultless, exhilarating driving through some of the most beautiful scenery in the world. And with the Lamborghinis all due to be picked up and carefully transported back to the UK the following morning, all that was left was for our guests to enjoy their quick flights home to be reunited with their cars just a short while later.
To find out more about future tours, events and drives contact H.R. Owen Lamborghini in London, Manchester and Pangbourne.