On 25 October, the Marquise Nicole de Chambrun and Mr Jean Henri Tamenne organised an extraordinary heritage and modern car rally and Concours d'Elégance, with 11 classic cars, a presentation of a sustainable luxury womenswear brand SAFIRO, based in London, and accompanied by exquisite music on a Stradivarius violin by Andrew Bernardi from England.
The rally started from The Place du Casino in Monaco early in the morning. It went through the picturesque French Alps to the historic factory of Florian Chocolate at Pont sur Loup, where breakfast was served against the breathtaking mountain view.
The rally finished at the Marquise de Chambrun's estate with a car and crew elegance competition, followed by lunch to celebrate the occasion.
The Marquise de Chambrun trophy winner was Salmson Grand Sport model from July 1924 skiff Henri Labourdette body followed by the Zepter trophy awarded to a Rolls-Royce Silver cloud from 1956, the former car of Marcel Boussac. A special trophy presented by Florian for a modern classic car was awarded to the Speedback GT - the fabulous realisation by David Brown Automotive of a design inspired from icons of the Sixties and taking over 8,000 hours to meticulously hand-build by artisans and skilled technicians in Great Britain.
The exquisite outfits from SAFIRO - a sustainable luxury womenswear brand with a timelessly elegant aesthetic, founded by Yulia Shirokova in London in 2020, embellished the event.
The Zepter company's made the event COVID-secure for all participants by deploying their device THERAPY AIR ION.
Mr. Frederic Fuchs, the owner of the Florian house, offered chocolate and delicate chocolate degustation for all guests.
Also, noteworthy, is the support of the Lamborghini family who offered a collector's box set to the first prize won by Steeve Bernaud Heyd happy owner of the Salmson 1924.
The anti-plastic activist from Japan - Green Samourai - has also attended as a special guest.
The Marquise Nicole de Chambrun strongly believes in preserving the automotive and cultural heritage and offered an opportunity for all guests to reconnect with the tradition of prestige and elegance on the French Riviera.