Self-drive holidays for individuals or groups: holidays on the move

Publié le : 11 octobre 2022

Charmhotel offers holidays for car enthusiasts. Everything is planned to welcome roadtrip fans: specific itineraries or free tours, dedicated and secure places to store your beautiful cars, organisation of visits, confidential routes, several stay formulas...

Whether it's a classic car club, a sports car gathering or an individual holiday in a classic car, Charmhotel establishments know how to welcome drivers and their companions.

Plan a stay in one or more of our hotels, and you'll be sure to enjoy a holiday in an exceptional region while living out your passion for cars!

The benefits of car travel for car enthusiasts

Whatever the type of vehicle (classic, vintage or sports car), drivers can enjoy their beautiful machine while discovering or rediscovering a region.

Car enthusiasts can both enjoy the drive and take advantage of the local attractions: heritage, culture, festivals, events, crafts, gastronomy, wine, landscapes, sports...

Some drivers like to plan their tours in advance, with precise stages and times. Other drivers prefer to improvise. Whatever the case, car holidays offer a great deal of freedom: the freedom to stop and contemplate a viewpoint, for example, or to change route because the road is prettier.

Some routes are not accessible by coach, so travelling by car allows you to cover a larger area and take less-frequented routes.

Leaving and stopping whenever you like is essential for travellers seeking absolute independence. And self-drive tours make it possible!

Self-drive holidays: a wide range of destinations

Charmhotel has 17 destinations for roadtrip enthusiasts (16 regions in France, plus Quebec). It's an opportunity to discover unusual and unmissable places, famous circuits such as the Monte Carlo Grand Prix, and to experience the thrills of legendary roads.

Our hotels cater for all styles of holiday: sea, ocean, mountains, countryside... It's also the chance to combine your passion for cars with another leisure activity (a sport, a cultural event or a heritage discovery, not forgetting of course tastings of classic or prestigious local products).

Take to the roads of France, through landscapes as varied as they are unique, in your racing car or classic car.

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Self-drive holidays: several options

A la carte offers a choice of several formulas:

  • Full board
  • Bed & breakfast
  • Half board
  • Lunch stop
  • All-inclusive stay (in one or more of the group's hotels)

Every year, hoteliers welcome driving enthusiasts. They range from individual travellers to motoring clubs and associations.

It is possible to plan a stay in several stages, combining stops at several Charmhotel establishments.

The advantages of our hotels for self-drive holidays

Our hoteliers can take care of everything for maximum comfort, or simply give you information if you want more freedom.

They know a lot about :

  • Itineraries (according to your wishes: speed, view, cultural stage...)
  • The most secret routes
  • The most beautiful sites to discover
  • Cultural visits not to be missed to discover the local heritage
  • Activities to suit your tastes
  • Gourmet addresses for lunch and dinner
  • Local shops and craft boutiques

Our hoteliers can also provide you with a roadbook (via our partner*).

All our hotels are equipped to welcome motorists. They have :

  • Spaces for relaxation and conviviality
  • A tasty restaurant
  • A secure car park or garage for all types of vehicles, whatever their size
  • Rooms for groups of at least 50 people.

How do you plan your self-drive tour (group or individual)?

To prepare for your trip, you need to choose :

  • One or more regions (in the 2nd case, the distance must take into account the duration of the journey and the distances to be covered)
  • Number of people (if a group)
  • Length of journey
  • The dates of your stay (depending on your availability and any local events you don't want to miss)
  • The themes that interest you (seaside or mountainside, sporting activities, cultural visits...)

*Bed & Historic Motors, publisher of classic car trips, roadbooks and rally organisation, road guides.

Self-drive tours, whether for individuals or groups, give you the freedom to leave and stop whenever you like. They are flexible and can combine several places and activities. The itineraries are designed to suit your wishes and, above all, your pace. We wish you a pleasant journey!

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