Although the Cannes film festival crowds have departed and the F1 afficionados are long gone from Monaco’s twisting streets, September brings plenty more events to look forward to in the South of France. These events give you the perfect excuse to rent a luxury supercar and arrive in true style.
Avignon Classic Vehicle Show – 3rd-4th September
On the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of September, the charming town of Avignon will play host to the 24th classic car and motorcycle show – the ultimate event for engine enthusiasts. There are over 1600m2 of displays and 120 classic cars but that doesn’t mean you can’t arrive in something a little more modern like a Bentley Mulsanne, a Ferrari F12 or a Lamborghini Aventador. Even at a classic car event, they’re guaranteed to turn heads.
Cannes Yachting Festival – 6th-11th September
The Cannes Yachting Festival is the largest boat show in Europe. The event takes over the city from 6th to 11th September and draws the cream of Europe’s yachting crop. This year German auto giants Porsche will sponsor the festival, which is the perfect excuse to rent a luxury car from their range. The 991 Carrera S convertible or the Panamera 4S are both excellent choices that will demand more attention than the superyachts.
Monte Carlo Polo Cup – 15th-18th September
From 15th to 18th September the Monte Carlo Polo Cup takes place in the Principality and is set to be one of the most popular events of the social season. For those with a keen interest in polo, this will be a fantastic opportunity to see a very competitive level of the sport played in stunning surroundings. For those who have yet to attend a tournament, this is the perfect setting for your first experience. Such an occasion deserves a distinguished entrance in a distinguished car, and the Aston Martin Vanquish is as distinguished as they come.
Regates Royales – 18th-25th September
Another highlight of September is the Regates Royales. Over 150 of the world’s finest yachts, ranging from 10m to 50m, make their way to the bay of Cannes for a week of fun and frivolity, racing in a series of regattas. Since this is a truly majestic occasion, it makes sense to arrive in something spectacular, and for that we recommend a Lamborghini rental. Drive along the coastal road and reach the glamorous destination of Cannes in ultimate style.
Les Voiles de St Tropez – 24th Sep-2nd October
Each September, a fleet of both modern and classic sailing yachts convene off the coast of St Tropez to compete in Les Voiles de St Tropez. The celebrated yachting event is one of the most anticipated events on the yachting calendar, and combines seafaring adventure with the opportunity to unwind and celebrate with likeminded individuals. The chic setting of St Tropez comes to life, with many exclusive parties lasting well into the night. A sophisticated Jaguar rental ought to ensure a stylish arrival.
Monaco Yacht Show – 28th Sep-1st Oct
The Monaco Yacht Show is a celebration of the luxury lifestyle as much as it is about yachts. The international jet set converges around Port Hercule in the Principality to admire luxury supercars, fine jewellery and other luxury manufacturers, in addition to some of the world’s most illustrious superyachts. Billions of euros worth of commodities will be on display in Monaco between 28th September and 1st October; arriving in a sleek Ferrari rental is the only way to channel the glamour of the occasion.
Words: Jason Scott