Think of the Classic Car Tour de Mont Blanc and images of James Bond swooshing through the Alpes in his Aston Martin with a foxy lady by his side should spring to mind.
Whilst 007 himself may not be there, this event is very much for the “discerning driver” and draws a big crowd each year that come to coo over the beautiful assortment cars taking part. The tour is open to any classic or collectors car over 25 years old and is driven at a sedate speed (appropriate for a Sunday!) through 400kms of the most spectacular scenery in the Savoie, Aosta Valley and the Valais region of Switzerland.
The Grand Tourisme depart starts on Sunday in Place Mont Blanc from where all entrants, waxed and buffed to perfection, set to the open roads..
On Saturday the cars take a cruise around the valley for a short 50km lap.