It is often asked of the luxe-trotter whether the 'journey' or the 'destination' is more enjoyable.
Why distinguish? The pleasure can be as much about 'getting there' as 'being there': in order to reap the greatest rewards
you need to drive a legendary car; reliable and, depending on budget, tastier than your own, and, you need to stay in the very best hotels along the way.
What's more, being in control of your journey allows you to create your bespoke tour of the golden Côte d'Azur.
Don't leave it all to chance, just follow our tested formula and rent a Mini Cooper S, or similar, from Hertz Prestige at Nice Airport.
Click through to our tour of superlative luxury hotels on the Côte d'Azur:
Château Eza in Eze, Cap Estel on it's own peninsula below Eze, Port Palace in Monaco and Le St Paul in St-Paul-de-Vence. Read the full story >
Enjoy the Côte d'Azur circuit in a Mini Cooper S
Paradise doesn't have to be all about the destination, it can also be found in the journey.
Avoid the airports and take to the car, controlling your bespoke holiday of a lifetime.
Luxury Explorer's 2006 Grand-luxe Tour blended Bentley's motoring 'poetry in motion' with Luxury Explorer's finest luxury hotels in France to
demonstrate how to regain the pleasure of the journey.
Every 'pit stop' on the way was handpicked to ensure the finest of France was brought to you.
Uncovered exquisite restaurants, often off-piste, and relished the journey in the luxuriant comfort of a Bentley Continental Flying Spur.
To find out more about London to St Tropez click here and read more about some of the most beautiful luxury hotels in France, including Royal Champagne in Epernay, Chateau de Bagnols north west of Lyon, Villa Gallici in
Aix-en-Provence and Villa Marie in sexy St. Tropez on the French Riviera. Read the full story >
Grand-luxe touring - a pampering experience