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Avis & Mercedes-Benz present:

Street Circuit Weekender

Discover a spectacular journey, steeped in motor racing history, anyone can enjoy with a short flight, a long weekend and an Avis hire car.

The film

Great roads. Beautiful locations. Amazing racing history.

Broadcaster and car enthusiast, Dan O’Connell and travel writer, Diana Millos take you on a weekend tour of the French Riviera and reveal the fascinating history of the La Turbie Hill Climb.

The route

A journey where high culture meets high octane

If you love great driving roads, the historic hill climb from Nice to La Turbie – one of the earliest motor races – is something very special. With the beautiful French Riviera as your backdrop, the short 20km route begins in Nice where you can enjoy the delights of the old town, and travels close to one of the most beautiful villages in France - Èze, before ending in the small commune of La Turbie with its Roman remains and spectacular views overlooking Monaco. For connoisseurs of travel, motorsport, or both, this journey has it all.

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The cars

Make it special with a Mercedes-Benz car rental

The La Turbie hill climb was instrumental not only in the birth of the modern motor car, but in the birth of the first ‘Mercedes’ cars. So what better way to experience this most beautiful of routes than in a Mercedes-Benz from Avis. Whether it’s a saloon, 4x4, cabriolet or a red-blooded AMG model, a Mercedes is the best way to enjoy this Riviera adventure, or any special weekend you’re planning.

Mercedes C-Class Cabriolet

C-Class Cabriolet

The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Cabriolet delivers a smooth, responsive ride. Enjoy the calm of the wood and leather-finished cabin, complete with advanced safety and entertainment technology. Even with the roof the down, the AIRCAP® feature ensures that you only feel a light breeze in your hair. So you can focus on the road ahead, and the view all around.

Mercedes E-Class Cabriolet

E-Class Cabriolet

With sophisticated design and technology to match, the Mercedes-Benz E-Class Cabriolet turns heads for all the right reasons. Inside the well-appointed interior, there’s space for everyone – and at the touch of a button, up to speeds of 30mph, the roof retracts and the stunning interior becomes one with the outside world.

The places

What to do and where to stay

Discover the places we visited in the Street Circuit Weekender film and experience the magic of the French Riviera for yourself.

Cours Saleya Market – nice old town

COURS SALEYA MARKET - NICE OLD TOWN

Nice old town is a great starting point if you're following the La Turbie route. Explore the little shops in and around the market before sitting down for a coffee and bite to eat in the Place Rossetti.

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La chevre d’or – eze

LA CHÈVRE D'OR - ÈZE

Set in the heart of Èze, this spectacular 5-star hotel offers truly incredible views over the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and features four restaurants, along with a tennis club and wellness centre.

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Trophee d’auguste – la turbie

TROPHEE D'AUGUSTE - LA TURBIE

Built by the Romans to celebrate emperor Augustus' victory over the Gauls, the ancient monument is one of many delights on offer in the beautiful hill-top town of La Turbie.

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Tete de chien – la turbie

TÊTE DE CHIEN - LA TURBIE

For one of the most impressive sunsets across the Riviera, the Tête De Chien is the pace to view it.

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