After more nights in Geneva and Reims, and with Paris in sight, the group was “forced” to stop because they “needed” to refuel, but this time it wasn’t because of the car or tires…just the passengers and Michelin starred restaurants. Two to be precise, at the magnificent Restaurant Le Parc at Domaine Les Crayeres. “It was a real ‘pinch me’ moment,” Chan recalled. “Chef Philippe Mille welcomed us with open arms to eat his incredible food and gave us fascinating insight into what it takes to run an award-winning kitchen. The 13-year-old inside watching MasterChef religiously was really impressed.
With morale boosted, batteries fully charged and tires perfectly inflated, the return leg of the journey back to London was a piece of cake. They even found time to stop and explore the cobbled streets of Paris, parking in some of the busiest areas of the city thanks to the ample availability of on-street charging stations. As anyone who’s driven in the French capital will tell you, traffic is always a nightmare, but driving a pure EV is clearly the most sustainable solution for city center transportation. “I was apprehensive about undertaking almost 3,000 miles in an electric car, but once we got away I realized we had nothing to worry about,” says Walker. “The Hyundai was fantastic, we covered miles effortlessly in comfort with our journeys only negated by sometimes fractured charging infrastructure. But overall going from sand to snow with the Michelin CrossClimate tires 2, we felt confident to tackle any road, greenway, mountain or sand dune that came our way. “It was one of the most memorable trips ever,” he continues. great food, epic scenery and a company that makes memories last.That’s what road trips are all about.
Immerse yourself in 133 years of Michelin history
To celebrate its historic partnership with Porsche, Michelin has teamed up with design guru Topaz Detailing to give the iconic 911 Carrera a racing-inspired makeover.
For legendary tire manufacturer Michelin, associating with like-minded people and collaborating with the best brands in the world has always been part of its DNA. Examine its 133 year history and you will find many examples of how teamwork has consistently achieved the dream when it comes to developing products, advancing technology and finding the winning formula. And making friends was a lesson the company learned early on.