OPEN HEART ON THE OPEN ROAD IN EUROPE
Don’t just exist, live
WELCOME TO THREE PAGES YOU WILL NEVER FORGET–– SOUTH OF FRANCE, MONACO, AND SPAIN
You need something more than a vacation this summer, you need a journey. Flip a few pages in your passport and let go of old notions of the possible and impossible. You want to transcend space and time, even emotion, to discover, satisfy and tantalise the deepest desires of your heart. Nothing soothes the soul like a road trip.
But no regular road trip will do. You need something epic––in a convertible car with the most exclusive destinations. It’s more than a trip, it’s a dream come true where encounters with literary idols illuminate hidden chapters in history. Even as you press on the gas you wish you could do it all again.
“People don’t take trips…trips take people.”
Not just any car will do. Since this is all about honouring what we love, why not go with the convertible car of your dreams. We begin our journey in Nice where we select a supercar by Avis Prestige fit for our particular love of the open road.
SOUTH OF FRANCE
“I’m not sure what I’ll do, but––well, I want to go places and see people. I want my mind to grow. I want to live where things happen on a big scale.”––f. Scott Fitzgerald
Of course you do. And why not? Go big in the South of France by touring romantic escapes full of the sensual. Southern France has beckoned creatives for centuries, even giving birth to the road trip when the Michelin brothers had the fantastic idea of creating their first guidebooks in the 1900s.
Inspired by the beautiful and glamorous, the Cote d’azur’s ideal Mediterranean climate not only thrills but also heals. Find a window into a new inner landscape by retracing the steps of literary greats.
Chateau d’if, near Marseille, The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
This 17th Century classic used the Chateau d’if, near Marseille, as the setting for the famous novel The Count of Monte Cristo. Originally constructed as a fortress to defend Marseille, it later became a prison, perfect because of its isolation and dangerous waters. Known as one of the most notorious prisons in the country, it opened to the public in 1890. Enjoy pondering how to escape your own prisons. Don’t worry, you’ve got this. What does it mean to escape? Sometimes it’s just an idea. No prisoner has ever escaped from this fortress.
Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald Fitzgerald penned this famous novel celebrating the jazz age in this jazz town. Drive through during the annual summer jazz festival and listen to the greats among the spectacular beauty of Juan-les-pins, the sister city of New Orleans, The Mardi Gras City.
The annual summer jazz festival here is well known and has staged many famous jazz musicians. Located between Nice and Cannes, featuring a casino, nightclubs and beaches the town has become a major holiday destination popular with the international jet set.
“The world is a book and those who do not travel only read one page.”––earnest Hemingway
Provence hills seen from the village of Châteauneuf-du-pape
Road Trip with Avis Prestige Dalí Museum, Catalonia Penedès wineries – near Barcelona La Sagrada Familia, Barcelona