Oldie rentals offer tours of historic vehicles through the Provence. (Photo: Provence Guide)

Oldie rentals offer tours of historic vehicles through the Provence. (Photo: Provence Guide)

En route in France with duck, beetle and Co.

France, journey, tip, tourism

Not only experienced travelers like to think back to the vehicles of their youth. It does not always have to be the VW Bulli, even the legendary duck (Citroen CV2) or the 60er beetle (VW Käfer) with the famous notorious straps still arouse pleasant memories.

In times past, it belonged to France’s lifestyle such as baguette and camembert: the duck (CV2), the ultimative cult car of the 70s. It has not completely disappeared, thanks to the collectors and lovers who cherish their “oldies”. Frank and Florence in Saumane near L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue in the Vaucluse have several ducks with names like Jeannette or Azur and rent them for days, weeks or for a weekend.

Laurent Estibal, also in L’Isle-sur-la-Sorgue at home, has made his love for duck to a profession and he owns four of them with flowery names like Marguerite or Jacinthe. He rents his “favorites” also for special occasions like weddings. So, open the top, put on the straw hat, and drive from the lavendel fields of Provence  as far as the Luberon.

Anyone who prefers other vehicles to make unforgettable excursions will find this in Carpentras. Grégoire Rosay has founded a vintage car rental. With its legendary VW Beetle convertibles, a Triumph Spitfire or a Jaguar 240, it fulfills a long-cherished dream for many tourists.

And if you want to enjoy a touch of luxury, the “Private Collection” in Gordes is in great demand. Names like Morgan, Austin Healey or Cobra let the hearts of connoisseurs beat faster. Romain Favelier, with its top-class cars, offers various excursion packages with exquisite overnight stays.

further information: to the website of Provence Guide (english)

Hans-Christian Bues

Hans-Christian Bues

Hans-Christian Bues, born in Bad Harzburg, lives and works as a journalist, travel writer and freelance author in Königswinter am Rhein. He has been on the road to the Canadian Yukon region in Alaska, America, Asia, Australia, Russia and many other countries around the world for his reports, travel counts and adventure romans. He is a longtime and experienced traveler, writes regularly vehicle tests and looks after the area of leisure, travel and tourism for D.C.I.
Hans-Christian Bues