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Drive a Classic Car with Rentals from Yes Provence

The joy of seeing a Citroën 2CV cruising the Provence roads puts a smile on your face. The team at Yes Provence is increasing the number of grins in the region with their classic rental car fleet. Their vehicles include; 2CVs, an Austin Mini, Citroën Méharis (think Bridgette Bardot’s car), and VW Beetles and a camper van. Booking a rental with Yes Provence is a fool-proof recipe for fun under the Provencal sun.

>>> Enter to win a day in a 2CV for one lucky reader + a discount (details below)!

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Ready to Say Yes Provence

The team behind Yes Provence is a trio of complementary talent – Sébastien Assante, Xavier Blanc and Yann Durandard. They share a passion for vintage automobiles and a desire to share the natural beauty of the South of France. Launched in early 2020, Yes Provence provides car rentals as well as options for chauffer driven rides.

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Currently, Yes Provence has a fleet of 15 classic cars in their rental pool, with an à la carte service. You select your vehicle of choice, self-drive or with a driver, and even a picnic hamper filled with local delicacies. To round out the experience, the team has created a selection of pre-programmed driving itineraries loaded on smartphones. Alternatively, for a bespoke experience such as a wedding, engagement, car rallies and corporate events, contact Yes Provence.

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Pick-up your rental in Saint Rémy de Provence or L’îsle sur le Sorgue and start your day in the sun. Pre-arranged drop-offs are also possible.

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Other Yes Provence services include chauffeur transfers from the Marseille-Provence airport or Avignon TGV station in their spotless Teslas.

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Discount and a Chance to Win

Yes Provence is generously offering one lucky winner a chance to drive a 2CV for a day. Here’s how: Leave a comment below this post or on our Facebook page. The contest will winner will be announced on August 14th.

Also, Perfectly Provence readers should take advantage of a 15% discount, use this code – PERFECTLY15 – when you book your car.

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Classic Cars

Even after 70+ years, the Citroën 2CV or deux chevaux (two horsepower) continues to be iconic in France. Designed as a post-World War II car for the masses, the 2CV is lightweight, easy to service and reliable. Well-engineered and constructed, the 2CV transformed France’s rural population from dependence on animals to the automobile. Between 1948 and 1990, over 3.8 million cars were produced, but relatively few exist today.

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Designed by the WW II aviator and hero, Roland de la Poype, Citroën’s Méhari was unveiled in May 1968 in Deauville. The Mehari production lasted for more than twenty years.

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Austin’s Mini has a contemporary counterpart made by BMW. The original Mini was produced in the United Kingdom by the British Motor Corporation starting in 1959. Small and compact, the name has always suited this iconic car.

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Volkswagen’s Beetle and the campervan need little introduction as vehicles that played a significant role in popular culture. The original Beetle (affectionately called “Bug” by some) was produced between 1938 until 2003. The Volkswagen Westfalia Camper, a conversion of two models, sold from the early 1950s to 2003. This van remains etched in our memories of the 1960s and California beach scenes.

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Image credits: All photos were provided by and published with the permission of Yes Provence.



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Carolyne Kauser-Abbott

With her camera and laptop close at hand, Carolyne has traded in her business suits for the world of freelance writing and blogging. Her first airplane ride at six months of age was her introduction to the exciting world of travel.

While in Provence, Carolyne can be found hiking with friends, riding the hills around the Alpilles or tackling Mont Ventoux. Her attachment to the region resonates in Perfectly Provence this digital magazine that she launched in 2014. This website is an opportunity to explore the best of the Mediterranean lifestyle (food & wine, places to stay, expat stories, books on the region, travel tips, real estate tips and more), through our contributors' articles.

Carolyne writes a food and travel blog Ginger and Nutmeg. Carolyne’s freelance articles can be found in Global Living Magazine, Avenue Magazine and City Palate (Published Travel Articles).


  1. Mary
    July 30, 2020 at 1:18 am — Reply

    These all look so fun!

    • July 30, 2020 at 8:01 am — Reply

      Hi Mary, It sure does. Are you in Provence (or planning to be) in the next while? Please join our newsletter mailing list, if you are interested.

      • August 4, 2020 at 12:58 am — Reply

        Have seen these gorgeous 2Cvs zipping around Menerbes and Bonnieux and would absolutely love to spend a day exploring Provence in one with my family.. So much fun ❤️

        Ruth x

        • August 4, 2020 at 7:40 pm — Reply

          Hi Ruth, Your name is in the “hat” for the draw. Good-luck!

  2. Maryna
    August 3, 2020 at 10:38 pm — Reply

    Ooh lala, how fun! Good to know for future visitors if we get to have any again!

    • August 4, 2020 at 7:42 pm — Reply

      It does look like fun, and the visitors will eventually be back.

  3. Mei Yee Lam
    August 4, 2020 at 6:52 am — Reply

    It looks fun…..I am already there.

    • August 4, 2020 at 7:41 pm — Reply

      Hello, thanks for your note I will include your name in the draw.

  4. August 7, 2020 at 11:54 am — Reply

    2CV :)
    You give me ideas !!
    Thank you for your awesome newsletters ♥️
    they’re so inspirational xx

    • August 7, 2020 at 5:08 pm — Reply

      Hello Sabine, Thank you for your kind comments. Your name has been entered in the Yes Provence giveaway. The lucky winner will be announced next Friday. Good-luck!

  5. Sally-Ann RICHMOND
    August 8, 2020 at 4:00 am — Reply

    I would love to try one of these cars. They look like great fun. I’m a Property Manager and also offer a concierge service to my guests. These would be great to promote to guests visiting the Vaucluse.

    • August 8, 2020 at 2:53 pm — Reply

      Hi Sally, It sounds like a great idea for your guests. Your name is entered in the draw. Good-luck!

  6. Susan
    August 8, 2020 at 7:00 am — Reply

    What a fun adventure awaits!

    • August 8, 2020 at 2:54 pm — Reply

      Hi Susan, I agree this would be a really fun day in the sun. Thanks for reading, your name has been entered in the draw.

  7. Cathleen Camann
    August 8, 2020 at 7:43 am — Reply

    I can see myself driving around in my 2VC – how special and exciting! The only way to travel!

    • August 8, 2020 at 2:55 pm — Reply

      Hello Cathleen, Thank you for your comment and driving a 2CV would be an exciting way to spend a day touring around Provence. YOur name has been entered in the draw.

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