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The haunting abandoned wrecks of rural France

Autocar Logo By Ronan Glon of Autocar | Slide 1 of 29: If you’re willing to swap your car for a mountain bike (or a good pair of hiking shoes) and venture off the beaten path, you’ll discover another, more obscure side of the region that’s rich in automotive history. Abandoned cars seemingly grow like chanterelles in the fall and each one has a unique story to tell.Join us for a look at some of the hidden gems slowly returning to nature in the French countryside.

In tourist guides, Provence is presented as a place to see endless lavender fields and miles of coastline.

If you’re willing to swap your car for a mountain bike (or a good pair of hiking shoes) and venture off the beaten path, you’ll discover another, more obscure side of the region that’s rich in automotive history. Abandoned cars seemingly grow like chanterelles in the fall and each one has a unique story to tell.

Join us for a look at some of the hidden gems slowly returning to nature in the French countryside.

© Ronan Glon

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