Written by Missy Johnston
The French Riviera (also known as Cote d’Azur) is one of the most glamorous locations in the world, home to the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival. There’s more than the glitz, though, especially if you are visiting the best way possible: on your own chartered luxury yacht.
Spending days cruising and nights at anchor, with a professional chef and crew, is an experience not to be missed. You are in a world of your own while on the yacht; your own private (and pampered!) world. And we can customize your itinerary just for you. In fact, we have described some wonderful itineraries for France, including the French Riviera and Cote d’Azur, based on our own personal experiences in these delightful regions.
This article, “10 Things to Do in the French Riviera” is another way to familiarize yourself with the area. The author talks about the Iles d’Hyeres, which comprises three unspoiled islands that can be reached only by boat. Eze is also described, a village that rises high above the Mediterranean Sea and is a view-lover’s dream. If you have never visited a perfumery, this is your chance. Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, with its stunning gardens, fountains, and seaside location will transport you into a peaceful, luxurious world of yesteryear.
The article also mentions Corniche de l’Esterel, one of the most scenic coastlines in the world. And of course, there is Cannes, home to the famous film festival that occurs every year in May. The shopping alone (Chanel, Dior, and Gucci, for starters) is worth the trip. And there is no better way to arrive—and enjoy the view of the city—than on your own luxury charter yacht.
Saint-Paul de Vence is the place to visit if you love museums; be sure to see the famous Fondation Maeght, home to one of the largest collections of modern art in Europe. Antibes is a charming seaside resort town located between Nice and Cannes. In addition to its lovely beaches and cobblestone streets, its Musee Picasso museum is a feast for the senses. From May 2021 to January 2, 2022, the museum is featuring both Picasso and Rodin. It’s a wonderful way to spend a morning after a chef’s breakfast on your yacht.
For the ultimate celebrity-watching pastime, there is always St Tropez. You never know whom you will spot on its long, famous beach, the Pampelonne, or at lunch at Club 55. And the nightlife is not to be missed. Your own private yacht is the best way to access this 3-mile beach, dotted with exclusive clubs and delightful restaurants.
Nice is the largest resort on the French Riviera; the shopping and dining are superb. Last but not least is Monaco, a tiny country known for the Monaco Grand Prix, the Casino Monte Carlo, and the Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium. Your yacht captain can make reservations for you in the finest dining restaurants, including Cafe de Paris, Le Louis XV, and Nikki Beach.
When you charter a yacht, we can build an itinerary that is perfectly suited to your own personal tastes and desires. Our clients come back again and again because they know, no matter where they decide to cruise, the vacation we put together for them will be exactly what they had hoped for and more. Let us know how we can help you have the vacation of a lifetime.