Enjoy a Luxury Yacht Charter in France
French Riviera, Cote d’Azur, Corsica, Iles d’Hyeres
It is that crystal clear magical light that has drawn artists, the elite, and private luxury yacht owners to the south of France, Monaco and the shores of Corsica for decades, to enjoy
- • The chic harbor of San Tropez, filled with luxury super yachts and ringed by boutique shops and cafes;
- • Quiet anchorages and the little fishing villages along the western coast of Corsica;
- • Dining docked stern-to on your luxury super yacht in the shadow of the Grimaldi Family Palace in Monte Carlo;
- • Strolling the boutique filled shopping streets of Nice and Cannes, and exploring the effervescent street market in Antibes;
in an area redolent with the scents of lavender and lemon blossoms in the afternoon winds.
Join your yacht in Nice and enjoy lunch on the aft deck as you settle in. Motor over to Monaco (1.5 hours) and spend the evening viewing the Principality and perhaps visiting the famous casino. Let your private chef prepare dinner on board.
Wake early to a delicious French breakfast, before motoring up to St. Jean Cap Ferrat for lunch. Take a walk through the fine gardens along the coast. After lunch you can cruise to Villefranche to spend the night. Get a taxi up to the famous medieval walled village of Eze and enjoy a walk around this very quaint town built onto a hillside. Have dinner ashore or on board.
After breakfast, steam to St Tropez, a busy cosmopolitan town with a selection of international boutiques. Have lunch aboard or at one of the many alfresco restaurants that line the port. Spend the afternoon exploring this town that never sleeps. Overnight.
After breakfast cruise around the headland to the famous Pampelonne beach. Take a swim and enjoy the sun as you relax before lunch perhaps visiting Club 55. Enjoy the stunning scenery and clear waters as you cruise up to Ile de Porquerolles to anchor. Overnight.
Go ashore for a walk or explore the network of caves by tender along the stunning island coastline before your yacht heads over to the other islands of Iles d’Hyeres. There are many picturesque places to anchor that are ideal settings for dinner. Travel overnight to Cannes.
Wake up anchored off Cannes and gaze across the famous Croisette. The old town of Cannes has beautiful cobbled streets, along which you can shop for fine food products, and trendy clothing. Enjoy a drink ashore before the sun sets. Enjoy dinner on board or ashore.
Leave early for Juan Les Pins. Enjoy lunch at the famous Hotel du Cap. This is a good area in which to enjoy water sports or a quiet book in the sun. Leave late in the afternoon for your cruise to Antibes. Enjoy your last evening on board for dinner, or stroll the cobble streets of Antibes and have dinner ashore.
After breakfast, an early cruise back to Nice for your Flight home.
Board in the port of Ajaccio. This town, first established by the city state of Genoa in the 1400’s is the birthplace of Napoleon Bonaparte. A busy little town with the old citadel right next to the main harbor, where the old city buildings, with an Italianate feel, ring the main quay. Visit ashore, and explore the little streets and shops. At night this town comes alive with nightlife. Stay in the port or head to a quiet anchorage in the Bay of Ajaccio. Overnight.
10 nm south of Ajaccio are les Iles Sanguinaires, a tiny archipelago to enjoy a swim. Cruise a few more miles to Anse de Cacalu, a lovely little bay to anchor for lunch. In the afternoon cruise to Propriano, at the bottom of Valinco bay to overnight. Situated on an incline of hills with a grandstand view over Propriano, hike up to Olmeto, a beautiful little village, and a reflection of old Corsica with tiled gabled roofs and old cobblestoned streets.
In the am cruise to “Scoglio Bianco” where you can anchor in the middle of a tiny inland creek feeding out into the bay creating beautiful turquoise water surrounded by white granite rocks worn into unique shapes. This is a great spot to anchor for lunch and a swim, or anchor in front of the nice sand beach of Plage d’argent, if the weather allows. After lunch cruise to the quiet uninhabited Lavezzi Islands for a lovely anchorage to overnight.
Explore this dreamy archipelago, which only has one lighthouse, and two cemeteries where the 750 crew of the Semillante are buried; a boat which sank in 1855. The island coves are a favorite with boat-lovers and the fine sandy beaches offer a taste of paradise. After lunch sail from Sardinia to Alghero, once a holding of the Spanish Castillians. Overnight
A flourishing fishing port, Alghero has a picturesque and well-preserved old town enclosed in a stout girdle of walls; surrounded by the new town laid out in a grid of parallel streets that are home to various hotels and restaurants. The town is very Spanish in flavor; a cultural feel created by the invasion in 1354 by Pedro IV of Aragon. The narrow cobbled streets of the old town are lined with flamboyantly decorated churches and buildings with wrought-iron balconies that house boutiques, cafes, and the workshops of craftsmen creating jewelry and other souvenirs out of the famed coral of Alghero. Explore this area enjoying the many beaches and little bays. Overnight.
Cruise to Santa Teresa, right across from Bonifacio and Corsica, well known for lovely long sandy beaches. On the way, enjoy one of a number of lovely little bays, and beaches with beautiful water for lunch and a swim.
In the morning spend time along this coast before heading to Bonifacio enjoying the spectacular sight approaching by sea; that of the medieval village clinging to the tops of the chalk cliffs. Spend time enjoying the water and swimming before heading into Bonifacio. Before or after dinner walk up to explore the old walled medieval town of Bonifacio.
Disembark in the am.