Now in its 17th year as a regularity rally in the spirit of the old Rallye Paris-Saint-Raphaël Féminin, the Rallye des Princesses calls on elegant, outgoing ladies to test their driving and navigating skills in the gorgeous French countryside. Beginning in the heart of Paris, the route includes stops at such glamorous locations as Dijon, Evian, Courchevel and Pont Royal, finally arriving at the finish line in Saint-Tropez six days later. However, the warm and friendly vibe means the chequered flag does not signal the end, but rather the beginning of everlasting friendships.
Joie de Viviane
Devised by Viviane Zaniroli, the event has established itself as a favourite in the calendars of classic car-minded women, and is endorsed by Richard Mille. The prestigious watchmaker will also be supporting Classic Driver’s coverage of the event, during which two of our own leading ladies – Lara Platman and Cathy Dubuisson – will join the proceedings.
Each entrant an actress in a glamorous road movie
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