The crew at BBC’s Top Gear already knows this.
They began their search for the “World’s Best Driving Road” near Monaco on the renowned col de Turini.
In Alfred Hitchcock’s glamorous 1953 film, To Catch A Thief, driving plays a pivotal role during chase scenes through the beautiful villages of the back country and on the dramatic moyenne corniche (with Grace Kelly behind the wheel no less).
“Ronin”, starring Robert DeNiro and “GoldenEye”, starring Pierce Brosnan also feature classic car chases in the hills behind the Cote D’Azur.
And when Aston Martin launched their new DB9 to the international press, they did it on the tight, twisting turns above the Cote D’Azur.
So you see, there is serious driving history here.
The south of France is, quite simply, driving heaven.