“Historic loop” of St-Paul-de-Vence

The Car Museum Club car park  and the gardens was bathed in summer sunshine to welcome the crews taking part in the « Historic Loop » of Saint-Paul de Vence.

Very quickly, over coffee and pastries, discussions between classic and sports car enthusiasts began in a very friendly atmosphere.

Ferrari 275 GTB, Daytona, F40, Dino 246 GT rubbed shoulders with Lancia 037, AC Cobra, Porsche Carrera 2.7 RS and other mythical models. From the most radical sports cars to the most charming convertibles, the line-up of about forty vehicles proved to be as prestigious as it was diversified. After a welcoming speech followed by a driver briefing, David Terrematte, president of the Saint-Paul Car Club announced the start. It was given by Michel Disdier, the only French driver in NASCAR, and Pierre-César Baroni, European Rally Champion in 1993.

The cars then set off on a 100-km tourist rally, taking on the most beautiful winding roads in the Haut Pays, under the guidance of the media team that accompanied them to immortalise this panoramic route. From the Col de Vence to Gourdon, via Gréolières, with its balcony roads and famous stone arches, this loop took the crews back to Saint-Paul de Vence for lunch at the famous restaurant La Colombe d’Or. A menu with local flavours enchanted the participants, seated on the terrace, in this exceptional setting steeped in history. The village square, famous for its boules game where stars from all over the world clash, was transformed during lunch time into a supercar parking lot, making it the attraction of the afternoon.