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Wander the Historical Streets of Eze on Your Next Mediterranean Private Yacht Charter

View from The Exotic Garden Eze French Riviera

Eze, France

Eze, France is a quaint little town seated on a hilltop in the middle of Nice and Monaco—perfect for a day trip on your next Mediterranean private yacht charter. Eze offers stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea, lined by walled fortifications that are part of the ruins of a 12th century castle. The castle, originally built by the Romans and Moors, was used as a lookout for marauding pirates stealing inland from ships sailing along the coast. What’s left of the castle are beautiful cobblestone streets, weaving throughout the village, perfect for wandering by foot.

Village of Eze and Ochre Church French Riviera

Village of Eze and Ochre Church French Riviera

Anchoring near Villefranche, Beaulieu ul Mer, or Cap Ferrat will allow the captain to arrange a van and private guide to the village of Eze inland. There’s a little perfume factory that offers free tours as well, of perfumes hand made in nearby Grasse.

Walking Streets of Eze French Riviera

Walking Streets of Eze French Riviera

Wander through Eze on the cobblestone streets at your leisure—you won’t get lost. The village is small enough to walk through in an afternoon. Hike a little further up to the Exotic Garden for beautiful views of the French Riviera and a great photo opportunity of the Cote d’Azur. Enjoy the handful of cute little shops, hidden courtyards, boutiques, and art galleries while spending a glorious day in Eze.  Perhaps have lunch or dinner at the two star Michelin Restaurant La Chevre d”Or with Chef Arnaud Faye (reservations required). Visiting Eze should not be missed on a Mediterranean private yacht charter vacation. 

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Eze Narrow Alleyways

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Three Recommendations to Eat, Shop, and Play on a Private Yacht Charter in Monte Carlo, Monaco

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Monte Carlo

Located on the French Riviera, Monte Carlo, Monaco is well known for yachting, gambling, and wealth. This small, glamorous city is a luxurious destination that is home to many billionaires. Monaco is a playground for the wealthy and an excellent yachting destination. Many celebrities and billionaires are drawn to a handful of high-profile events, such as the Monaco Grand Prix. Below we share three recommendations to eat, shop, and play on your private yacht charter in Monte Carlo.

Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco

Monte Carlo Casino, Monaco

The world’s most famous casino just so happens to be in Monte Carlo. Casino Monte Carlo is a fabulous destination to visit, even if you aren’t a gambler. The gorgeous architecture and interior are to die for, making it an absolute must see. For shopping, the Metropole Shopping Center is the place to be. Here, visitors will find both high-end and boutique-like shops to enjoy. For a bite to eat, check out Le Louis XV- Alain Ducasse. This is a fine dining restaurant that features delectable international cuisine. Be sure to have your yacht captain make reservations in advance. Two bonus hotspots to check out are Cafe de Paris, known to draw the rich and famous, and Nikki Beach, world-renowned and located at the Fairmont Hotel.  Visit all three when in port on a private yacht charter in Monte Carlo

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The Luxury Hotel Restaurant that is a “Must-Do” for the Private Yacht Charterer

French Riviera Cap Ferret Eden Roc

Cap Ferret, Eden Roc

The Grill at the Hotel du Cap Eden Roc is a decadent culinary and cultural experience with a view you’ll never forget. Located at the famed Hotel du Cap on the Cote d’Azur, the Grill sits right on the water. (There is also a more formal dining room upstairs inside the hotel, and a Champagne Bar on the roof.) This means private yacht charter visitors can anchor directly in front of the restaurant!

Antibes Market

Antibes Market

For your lunch or dinner reservation, head ashore in the ship’s tender to The Grill’s private tender dock right at the restaurant. Enjoy a fine cocktail and a classic French meal while gazing at your yacht at anchor in the midst of an amazing view. There is much more to do in Antibes; this guide can be helpful in planning out a full day ashore.

Cap D’antibes, French Riviera

View of Cap d’Antibes in the French Riviera

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Discover Antibes, France on a Private Yacht Charter

The French Riviera

The French Riviera

The French Riviera boasts so much more than gorgeous beaches. Of course, you can spend every single day on the beach and feel like you’ve had a fantastic vacation when visiting Antibes. For the explorer, however, there are also not-to-be-missed excursions and adventures at hand. The private yacht charter traveler who loves a deep dive into history can climb up to Fort Carre. There you will see the 16th-century building used as a prison (for notables including Napoleon Bonaparte during the French Revolution) and learn more about warfare in that era. Fort Carre is located in Antibes Old Town, where you can feast on mussels in white wine and crepes, and buy a tourist trinket or two, or a handful of Provence lavender.

Antibes Market

Antibes Market

We also recommend following this superyacht insider itinerary for the South of France; it’s a bucket-list trip. The Cap d’Antibes, for example, is a sightseeing spot worth its weight in gold, lined with gardens, fabulous estates, and gorgeous ocean views.

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A Historical Look at Le Club 55


Pamplonne Beach and Club 55 San Tropez

Pamplonne Beach and Club 55 in San Tropez

In 1955, And God Created Woman was filmed on little-known Pampelonne Beach in Saint-Tropez, starring an equally little-known actress, Brigitte Bardot. The film was a salacious smash hit both in France and across the world. It launched Bardot into superstardom along with Saint Tropez. Just a humble set of cottages at the time, Le Club 55 also grew into one of the hottest beach clubs in existence. To learn more about how both Bardot and Le Club 55 became legends, click here.


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Beyond the Red Carpet – Traveling in Cannes


Cannes, France

When someone mentions Cannes, France, does your mind go straight to the eponymous film festival? You’re not alone. Starlets in couture aside, this city is a vibrant and welcoming hotspot for any tourist. If you plan to visit in winter, spring, summer, or fall, this guide includes recommendations for everything from beaches to food and drinks. 

Personally, we recommend taking a private yacht charter to this glamorous seaside location. The French Riviera comes alive from the deck of your luxury yacht. You can visit a cabaret, where glam meets camp for a night that you will never forget. Otherwise, if an espresso and a croissant at a seaside cafe is what you’re looking for, Cannes has it all avec panache. And for those that do want to see the Red Carpet and everyone gliding down the ribbon of red to the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès, one of the best views is from an upper deck of a luxury charter yacht anchored right off of Pointe Croisette while your crew waits on you hand and foot. We can provide even more helpful travel tips to plan your luxury Cannes vacation today. 

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Corsica and Sardinia Great Yacht Charter Itinerary


Bonifacio, Luxury Yacht charter

Bonifacio Walled City

Cruise Corsica and Sardinia, in this one week yacht charter itinerary. It is the juxtaposition of two different countries with two different cultures that adds special magic to this one week yacht charter itinerary of Corsica and Sardinia.  Start in Bonifacio, Corsica, topped by a medieval walled village perched picturesquely on the white chalk cliffs of southern Corsica,  While cruising Corsica and Sardinia, include the Costa Smeralda with Porto Cervo, and the Maddalena Islands for a lovely one week luxury yacht charter.


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Our Favorite Mediterranean Yacht Charter Destinations and Why We Love Them


Navigating Your Way to the Best Mediterranean Yacht Cruise

 Cinque Terre, Liguria, Italy

Beautiful Mediterranean Waters near Cinque Terre, Italy

Looking to book your next private yacht charter in the Mediterranean? From the East Mediterranean to the West Mediterranean, each region offers something unique and special. Think Greece, Italy, Sardinia, the French Riviera, and more, where you can experience different cultures and savor your days between land and sea.

Whether you’re a first-time visitor of the Mediterranean or a seasoned sailor, you’ll indulge your senses and enjoy stunning scenery. It’s truly a magical escape you’ll never forget. A luxury yacht charter is the ideal way to enjoy and explore these Mediterranean regions. Northrop-Johnson Yacht Charters is here to help you navigate the right luxury yacht vacation for your upcoming holiday. Below are our favorite Mediterranean yacht charter destinations and why we love them.

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Megayacht Itinerary French & Italian Rivieras


Cinque Terre Sunset, Italy

Cinque Terre Sunset

Cruise from San Tropez, France to Porto Venere, Italy, on a luxury megayacht charter itinerary enjoying the highlights of both the French and Italian Rivieras.  Relax stern-to on board the aft deck of your superyacht in the chic harbors of San Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Monte Carlo and Portofino.  Cruise the lovely coastline dotted with quaint fishing villages along the Cinque Terre, and end in Porto Venere, the rustic playground of famous poets on a yacht charter cruising itinerary combining the best of both countries.


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Yacht Charter Itinerary Cruising Sardinia and Corsica


Sardinia Private Bay


It’s a tale of two countries, two islands, and two cultures, one Italian and the other French on a yacht charter cruising itinerary of northern Sardinia and southern Corsica.  And in between the two larger islands, visit the smaller Italian Maddalena Islands and the French Lavezzi Islands, all on a crewed yacht charter of Sardinia and Corsica.


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