French riviera

French riviera

The glided coastline of the French Riviera is without doubt a must –visit destination for an unforgettable yacht charter holiday. Nice, Antibes, Cannes, St Tropez and Marseilles have never lost their allure. This is literally the undisputed epicenter of luxury yachting with glorious weather, fantastic scenery, world-class restaurants and the chicest shops on the planet. In the French Riviera you can also find small resort towns and picturesque fishing villages.
For a relaxing journey, enjoy the sights from the beautiful serene bay of Villefranche or anchor outside the exquisite Island of Porquerolles or the warm waters of the Islands of Lerins near Cannes.
La Côte d’Azur, from Cannes to Monaco offers an abundance of exciting attractions from designer boutiques, casinos, local markets, and Provencal restaurants to glamorous events such as the Monaco Grand Prix or the Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy the diversity, elegance and sophistication of the French Riviera.

SUGGESTED ITINERARY

French Riviera : 7 days

DAY 1: {ST LAURENT DU VAR)
Embark onboard the Yacht at St Laurent du Var, a 5 minute taxi ride from the Nice Airport. Alternatively you can depart in any of the key South of France ports, such as Antibes, Nice or Cannes. Short cruise to famous Cannes, a luxury resort town that has been attracting the celebrities and glamorous for decades thanks to the famous Cannes Film Festival. The marina is always filled with the grand luxury yachts of the rich and famous, where exclusive private parties take place. Dinner in a restaurant on the Croisette in Cannes or in the old town on Rue St Antoine. Sleep on board in the Port of Cannes so that you wake up to see the sun glistening on the famous le Suquet hill overlooking Cannes.

DAY 2: (Cannes to St Tropez)
Breakfast on deck in the Port of Cannes. Depart the Port of Cannes at lunch time. Anchor in the Bay of Cannes for late lunch and afternoon swimming and water skiing. Sunbathing & swimming looking onto the famous croisette with views of the beaches of the Hotels Carlton, Majestic & Martinez. Lift anchor late afternoon for a sunset cruise to St. Tropez (about 1 hour). Arrive Port of St. Tropez. Enter port for the night. Dinner in St. Tropez. Explore the romantic village.

DAY 3: (ST TROPEZ AND PAMPELONE BEACH )
Breakfast in the port of St. Tropez. Explore the quaint village and visit the beautiful boutiques. If you happen to be in St. Tropez on one of the open market days, it is well worth a visit. Rub shoulders with the rich & the famous. Depart the Port of St. Tropez by early afternoon for lunch on world famous Pampelone beach. Arrive Pampelone beach for a lunch rendezvous at the world famous Club 55 restaurant. The stretch of coast between St. Tropez and St. Rafael is an ideal spot for nature lovers, a coastline of legendary beauty with stunning white beaches full of charm and rare natural splendour. This area of the French Riviera doesn’t lack of fun and tourist services of high level. Do not miss a visit to the naval cemetery, one of the few in the world. Return to St. Tropez port for another evening on the town.

DAY 4: (PORT CROS ISLAND)
Breakfast in the port of St. Tropez. Depart the Port for the Iles de Port Cros, direction Marseille. Anchor in the bay at Port Cros Nature Reserve. Visit the island. Return to your yacht for dinner at anchor. Remain at anchor for a restful night between the Islands.

DAY 5: (PORQUEROLLES ISLAND VILLEFRANCHE)
Wake up at anchor. Breakfast at anchor. After breakfast cruise to Iles de Porquerolles, a beautiful and nearly undeveloped island. Visit the Island and hire bicycles to cycle around. No cars are allowed on the island. After lunch swimming and water skiing or jet skiing. Late afternoon, lift anchor and cruise to beautiful Villefranche bay. Villefranche is one of the prettiest ports on the Cote d'Azur and is also at the base of the famous Cap Ferrat, where many of the richest people in the world have their villas. You can dine in the port of Villefranche, or perhaps get a table at the renowned Grand Hotel du Cap Ferrat. Anchor in Villefranche for the night.

DAY 6: (ST JEAN CAP FERRAT, NICE AND LERIN ISLAND)
Breakfast on the aft deck. Swimming & waterskiing or jet skiing. Later cruise, whilst having lunch on the boat deck around St Jean Cap Ferrat, then past Nice, and the famous Promenade des Anglais. Anchor off between the Lerin Islands of Cannes. Swimming for the afternoon. Remain at anchor for the night. Dinner on board.

DAY 7: (DISEMBARK IN CANNES)
Breakfast on the aft deck. Last minute swimming. Sadly it is time to bid farewell to the crew who have looked after every detail to make this a flawless vacation & depart Cannes from the nearby Nice Airport.