FRENCH RIVIERA YACHT CHARTERS
It’s hard to name just one reason why destinations along the French Riviera appear in nearly every Mediterranean yacht charter itinerary. Perhaps it’s the glitz and glamour of Monaco? Or the laid-back coastal chic of St Tropez. Whatever the reason, there’s no doubt that this sparkling stretch of azure coastline is best discovered from the ocean on board a crewed yacht charter.
DAY 1 - ANTIBES TO CANNES
Once you’ve had a chance to soak up the atmosphere inside Antibes wonderfully preserved ramparts, it’s time to cruise towards Cannes. Your yacht captain will organise the yacht’s tender to drop you ashore to shore to stroll the famous Croisette.
DAY 2 – CANNES TO ST TROPEZ
After a night sampling the night-life that Cannes is famous for, relaxing on board as your charter yacht sails towards St Tropez. Spend the afternoon exploring the maze-like streets of the old town or ask the yacht Captain to organise a wine tasting experience at one of the many local vineyards.
DAY 3 – ST TROPEZ TO PAMPELONNE BEACH
A short cruise around the coast from St Tropez, Pampelonne Beach is home to the legendary Le Club 55. Since it first opened in 1955, this beach venue is the place to be seen in summer. Arrive for lunch, order a magnum of Cristal, and settle in to enjoy one of the Riviera’s most iconic yacht charter experiences.
DAY 4 – PAMPELONNE BEACH TO CANNES ISLANDS
After a busy first few days on charter, make use of the many special features found onboard your charter yacht - from the top deck Jacuzzi to the sea level beach club, without forgetting all the toys - as the yacht cruises back towards Cannes where it drops anchor in between the Lérins Islands.
DAY 5 – CANNES ISLANDS TO NICE
Nice may not enjoy the glittering reputation of its Côte d’Azur neighbours, but it is a beguiling city that is overflowing with Michelin-starred restaurants, organic wine bars and cool independent boutiques perfect for picking up that unique souvenir of your yacht vacation.
DAY 6 – NICE TO VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER
Today, it’s an easy sail around the Cap de Nice into the neighbouring bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer. The view from the ocean towards the pastel pink buildings of the village is breathtaking. After a promenade in Villefranche don’t miss a chance to visit Eze – a medieval village with excellent restaurants.
DAY 7 -VILLEFRANCHE-SUR-MER TO SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT
Today enjoy an alfresco lunch feast on the aft-deck of your crewed sailing or motor yacht or perhaps take a tender into Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat or Beaulieu-Sur-Mer to eat at one of the many waterside restaurants. Beaulieu’s African Queen is a long-standing favourite.
DAY 8 – SAINT-JEAN-CAP-FERRAT TO MONACO
Some may say we’ve left the best till last. With more than its fair share of luxury boutiques and fine dining venues, not to forget the opulent Monte Carlo Casino and recently renovated Hôtel de Paris, there is no shortage of suitable options to celebrate the end of this French Riviera yacht charter and start planning your next.