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10Citroen DS, Charente-Poitou, France.

La Grange, Poitou-Charentes

Deep in the heart of France midway between Nantes & Bordeaux there are a beautiful pair of Gites with a pool and something else a bit unexpected..

Yes, it’s a holiday home that comes with its own car. The owners of these Gites have 2 DS Citroen’s and a MK2 Jag. for hire. Pictured here is the posher DS – a black 1973 DS23i with leather interior. Apart from its inimitable Gallic style the hydraulic self-leveling suspension that was so innovative in its day will still provide that ‘Magic Carpet’ ride.

Citroen DS23i

Hire of the ’73 DS starts at £170 for one day rising to £720 for 6 days. The owners of the Gites have also provided several touring routes of varying length so you can combine stylish motoring with lunch. Expect to see pretty towns and villages and sweeping country roads. Expect to be smiled at in the Citroen.

French country road

Outside of summer the owners have cannily concocted a spring and autumn midweek deal which combines gite and car hire in one very attractive package.

Fuel Consumption is between 18 & 24mpg depending on your driving approach! Petrol in France at the time of writing is about €1.21 a litre.

Where to stay? In the Gites of course! 

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