FROM PARIS TO SAINTTROPEZ
A CELEBRATION OF SPORTING ATTITUDE, FEMININITY, AND GLAMOUR.
Swiss watch brand Richard Mille accompanied the 18th Rallye des Princesses, a women-only rally that brought together 90 crews from 12 countries. The event covered close to 1,600 kilometers of the most beautiful roads in France, starting from the Place Vendôme in Paris to the Place des Lices in Saint-Tropez.
The participants headed first toward Saint-Aignan for a 350-kilometer stage that included four regularity tests, which offered views of the Loiret, the countryside around Briare, the Indre département, and Cheravent. The following day, the contenders took the Route des Châteaux to the track at La Châtre, where they completed a dedicated regularity test.
The longest day of the rally included driving through 430 kilometers of roads climbing as high as 1,860 meters around L’Alpe d’Huez, before crossing the Hauts Plateaux du Vercors and the Gorges d’Engins. The next day was marked by Alpine passes—five had to be crossed before descending toward the Côte d’Azur for a glimpse of the beaches at Mandelieu. The contenders then reached the Font du Broc château through Grasse, the home of perfume, before heading to the finish line in Saint-Tropez.
The awards ceremony was held on the Moorea beach in Ramatuelle. Véronique Castelain and Stéphanie Wante, along with their Porsche 911 #81, claimed the victory after overtaking the leading crew near the very end. In the Classic category reserved for more recent vehicles, the top spot went to Marion Lohio and Sabine Cybulski with their PGO Seven. For more information, visit richardmille.com.