Five cabriolet sports cars for five luxury activities in St Tropez
Now that summer has finally arrived on the Riviera, we’ve put together a list of the top five luxury supercar rentals to help you take advantage of the sun. In a luxury cabriolet, travelling in the Cote d’Azur is a pleasure.
Envisage it now: the wind blowing through your hair, the top down, the sunshine illuminating the road behind, and only limitless possibilities ahead of you. Arrive in style at these five activities, experiencing the best of St Tropez this summer; from beaches to pool parties, yacht trips to the polo, each of these five experiences is sure to provide a truly memorable experience.
1. Wine taste in a Porsche Boxster S
Less than twenty minutes drive from St Tropez is the quaint and beautiful winery of Chateau Minuty. The owners, the Matton-Farnets family, have been in the wine industry for over three centuries so Chateau Minuty is relatively young by their standards. They’ve made wine here since 1936. The sublime roads snaking up to the estate were seemingly designed for a Porsche Boxster S, so suited is classic German supercar to tight corners and varied inclines. The sleek lines of the spectacular vehicle make it perfectly at home in the St Tropez region. But if you do visit this Garden of Eden then be sure to bring a designated driver with you because you’ll definitely want to enjoy a glass or two.
2. Enjoy the Voiles de St Tropez in a Mercedes E350
Every September the azure waters of the Riviera are populated by hundreds of exquisite yachts that gather for the annual Voiles de St Tropez – a regatta of the finest classic sailing yachts. Since it first began in 1981 this event has become the social gathering of the Cote d’Azur calendar, and is now as well known for its lavish parties and soirees as it is for the boats. The glamorous destination of St Tropez is the perfect venue for such an event: exclusive beach bars throw chic parties, the international jet set revel in the destination’s air of exclusivity, and the spectacular natural scenery makes the occasion extra special. If you want to make a statement entrance, then we suggest the sleek and elegant Mercedes E350. With four seats and a very good sound system, this is the ultimate way to travel between venues with newfound friends. Drive along the coast, admiring classic vessels as they glide across the water beside you.
3. Relax at Sezz luxury spa with a Range Rover Evoque
If you’re going to visit a luxury spa, you want the relaxation to begin before you even arrive. That’s why the Range Rover Evoque is the perfect cabriolet to drive to the Sezz luxury spa by Payot at the Sezz Hotel – a chic hangout for the destination’s more discerning guests. Its height from the road and wide stance make it far more comfortable than the average car, and its large plush leather seats are so snug that you may not even want to get out once you arrive. The sophisticated vehicle is fitting for any occasion. In addition to two luxurious treatment rooms, the Sezz Spa offers guests a Jacuzzi, steam room, fitness area, yoga classes and soothing spa facilities. Enjoy a calming massage before taking a swim.
4. Designer shop in an Audi A5
The streets of Saint Tropez are lined with designer shops from the likes of Dior, Lanvin, Longchamp, Louis Vuitton and many other renowned fashion houses. Yet with so many incredible shops comes a need for a large boot. The Audi A5 has a very impressive 455L of boot space, which should be more than enough space for all the bags, shoes, dresses and suits you could ever want. However, if that’s still not enough then this car is so pleasurable to drive that two trips are definitely not a bad thing.
5. Explore Ramatuelle in a Mini Cooper S
The quaint, quiet streets of Ramatuelle are not made for ordinary cars. The ancient Moorish outpost consists of twisting alleys, many of which have only ever heard the clatter of hooves and wooden wheels. Good thing then that the Mini Cooper S is no ordinary car. Small enough to weave its way through the town, it is the ideal vehicle to have a day trip away from glitzy St Tropez, which lies a mere 16 minutes to the south. The endearing destination of Ramatuelle offers charm in abundance, and many photo opportunities. Drop the roof and admire the scenic setting.