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EXTRAORDINARY DRIVE: THE ALPS - LA ROUTE D'AMOUR

La Route de l’Amour is the ideal getaway. 

14-20 February 2019

Join us as we explore the very best of France and Switzerland in a convoy of Bentleys. Highlights include an exquisite dinner in Paris, a historic champagne house near Reims, the home of Swiss watchmaking in Le Locle and some of the world’s best skiing – and après-skiing – in Verbier. Along the way, you will enjoy the hospitality of some of Europe’s finest, and most characterful, hotels.

Whether you’re looking for a particularly special way to mark Valentine’s Day or simply seeking a truly unforgettable adventure, this Extraordinary Drive is not to be missed.

To secure your place on this memorable event, please complete the form below.

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Day One: Paris

After landing in Paris, your Bentley hosts will greet you for the transfer to the fabulous Prince de Galles hotel. This five-star masterpiece is just a short walk from the Champs-Elysées and the Arc de Triomphe, perfectly placed for you to enjoy the sights and sounds of this magnificent city. For that last-minute Valentine’s gift, arrangements can be made for you to visit a selection of exquisite boutiques near the hotel. We finish the day with a stunning dinner that encapsulates the best of Paris in one romantic and magical evening.

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Day 2: Reims

After a leisurely morning in Paris, we’ll chauffeur you to pick up your Bentley just outside the Périphérique and then enjoy a short drive in convoy out to the forests and vineyards of Champagne and the royal city of Reims. There, we will be the guests of one of the most famous Maisons de Champagne for a behind-the-scenes tour of their historic vineyard and cellars before tasting their globally renowned wines. We’ll savour a dinner prepared from the finest local produce, accompanied by a tutored tasting of some of the rarest champagnes from the finest vintages.

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Day Three: La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle

Our convoy turns south towards the Jura Mountains and the UNESCO World Heritage site of La Chaux-de-Fonds and Le Locle, home of the Swiss watchmaking industry. Here we will be treated to an evening with our friends from Breitling, where we will learn about what goes into these remarkable timepieces. Our hotel for the night, the Palafitte, is suitably special. We will be staying in the hotel’s unique over-water pavilions which sit above Lac Neuchâtel, giving a unique perspective of the lake and the Alps beyond through their floor-to-ceiling windows.

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Day 4: Château de Gruyères

As we head to Verbier, our lunch stop is at the ancient Château de Gruyères, in one of the castle’s spectacular medieval rooms on the battlements. We’ll stroll up through the cobbled streets of the walled hilltop town, before enjoying a lunch of regional specialities – including the famous local cheese. After lunch, it’s a short journey to Verbier, our final destination, where we will be staying in the sumptuous Chalet 14. This is the grandest chalet in a town full of grand chalets, with sauna, swimming pool, bar and cinema room, as well as a concierge to chauffeur you to and from Verbier’s legendary nightlife.

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Day 5 & 6: Verbier

Now we swap four wheels for two skis, taking to the epic ski area around Verbier for some of the most famed off-piste skiing in the world. A ski instructor will be available to help you get your ski legs, and the instructors are available on request for the remainder of your stay. Whether you choose to ski or not, you can lunch at one of the piste-side restaurants that dot this area, while spa treatments will be available at Chalet 14, regardless of whether you’ve earned it on the slopes or just by exploring some of Verbier’s shops.

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Day 7: Return home

Your return journey is as flexible as you’d like it to be. You can either drive your own car home, or we can transport it for you while you fly back. Our ATOL-accredited team can help you book scheduled flights or, should enough people request it, we can help charter a private jet. Whichever option you choose, do bear in mind that flights are not included in the price.

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Pricing

Places on this exclusive trip are strictly limited in number. Attendance is priced at £13,995 per couple, excluding flights. Please note that flights and insurance are not included and there is a single occupancy supplement.

To secure your place on this enchanting journey, please fill in the enquiry form below.

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