Discover the French Riviera
The French Riviera is one of the most popular charter destinations in the world, with its vibrant coastline creating something of a glamorous playground for the superyacht set.
This Mediterranean destination really does have it all, boasting a warm climate, breath-taking landscapes, and buzzing nightlife. Head to St Tropez, Monaco or Cannes or venture along the coast to enjoy a very different perspective on this beautiful region, taking in the Lerins Islands or Porquerolles. During the summer months, long sunny days give way to warm, lovely nights, and you’re assured of the most memorable luxury yacht charter here.
Côte d’Azur airport is just a short drive away from most of the French Riviera resorts, so you’ll be able to get to your luxury yacht in no time. Daily flights to Nice operate from the majority of major European airports.
With so much to do, you’re only problem is fitting it all in. In this article, we’ve picked out some of the must-visit places if you’re heading to the French Riviera for your luxury yacht charter.
As the playground of the rich and famous, Monaco is one of the most stylish destinations for a luxury yacht charter. Home to the Monaco Grand Prix, the area welcomes some of the most spectacular yachts each year, and early booking is essential. Nestled in front of a staggering mountainous backdrop and filled with impressive architecture, a visit up to the Grimaldi Palace is essential. Bars and restaurants can be found in abundance here too, with Italian, French, and Spanish influences throughout.
This lively, glamorous city is perhaps best known for the Cannes Film Festival, attracting a host of celebrities each year. Popular among the yacht set during this time, early booking is essential if you want to get a front row seat on all the action.
The old and new ports are joined by the Croisette, running the length of the Bay of Cannes. You’ll find a long sandy beach here too, and plenty of designer shops. If you choose to drop anchor in the bay, you’ll enjoy a stunning view right across to the Alps. You could head out to the islands and enjoy lunch at the Carlton or head to Palm Beach for a dance at Gotha. The old town of Le Suquet is charming, and the winding streets and beautiful bars create the ideal place to enjoy an evening on land.
St Tropez has been a favorite jet set destination for decades, and is equally as appealing to the superyacht set. The Pampelonne Beach is a stunning spot for sun worshippers and the quaint port town is brimming with charm and history. Those seeking a livelier vacation should head to the many beach clubs including Club 55 and Nikki Beach where the Champagne flows from late morning till dusk.
Both classic and modern yachts can be found here, and there’s a host of eateries and world class restaurants just yards away from the marina. With the inbound roads notoriously busy during the high season, accessing the town by yacht is the easiest way to enjoy this glamorous location.
Aside from being the main entry point to the French Riviera, Nice also has plenty to offer those seeking the ideal luxury yacht charter. There’s plenty to see and do here, and the Old Port and Old Town are home to bustling markets, ideal for finding hidden treasures or souvenirs. The Promenade des Anglais is a famous walkway in the town, and there’s a real 1900s appeal to this area. There are plenty of restaurants and bars, and Nice is a firm favorite among family groups seeking a memorable charter vacation.
As one of the most famous ‘Caps’ in the French Riviera, this exclusive location is home to an impressive array of villas as well as the Rothschild Villa – where you’ll also find stunning gardens to explore. The peninsula here showcases something of a picture-postcard port and there’s a beautiful stone path to hike this entire peninsula – perfect for days on land.
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