French Riviera (Côte d’Azur) is one of the world’s most sought after destinations for yacht charters – the world’s finest cuisine, mild climate and glamorous nightlife make it one of the most unique yacht charter places in the world. The fashionable French Riviera is a playground for film stars and royalty who have long graced its shores and endorse its reputation for glamour. ANTIBES is the major center for yacht charters along the South of France coastline. A short distance away lies CANNES, well known for the Cannes Film Festival. Further down the coast you will find ST. TROPEZ , one of the most the most sophisticated places to “see and also to be seen” in the French Riviera. MONTE CARLO lies to the north – it offers fabulous nightlife of gambling and glamour. Monte Carlo is also home of many glamorous events, as well as to the renowned Monaco Grand Prix.
Antibes is a well known resort town in the French Riviera located between Cannes and Nice. Antibes was a Greek fortified town named Antipolis in the 5th century BC, and later a Roman town, and always an active port for trading along the Mediterranean. Today it is an attractive and active town and a most stop for most yacht charters. The most notable landmark is the chateau in the Old Town, housing the Picasso Museum.
Cannes is one of the best-known cities of the French Riviera, a busy tourist and yacht charter destination and host of the annual Cannes Film Festival. The city of Cannes is centered around the old port, with the central part quite compact. The famous “Croisette” is the boulevard and the beach that extends around the bay to the east of the port, in the protected “Rade de Cannes”. The closest thing to an “old town” is “Le Suquet” overlooking the west end of the port. The 12th-century Tour de Mt. Chevalier, ramparts and 12th-16th-century church Notre-Dame-de-l’Espérence give a touch of medieval flavor to the city. The Le Suquet area has narrow streets climbing up and around the hill, with a fine view from the top. Cannes also boasts miles of sandy beaches along the Golfe de la Napoule or along “La Croisette” in the Rade de Cannes, making it an attractive and glamourous stop for yacht charters in the French Riviera.
Monaco is the world’s most densely populated sovereign country, and the world’s smallest French-speaking country. Monaco is squeezed into 1.95 sq km, making it the world’s second smallest country, after the Vatican. An average person takes only 56 minutes to walk across the width of the country. Monaco is the name of the country as well as the name of its capital city. Monaco attracts as many as 1.5 million visitors a year and is famous for its beaches and casinos, especially world-famous Monte Carlo. It also hosts many of the world’s largest and most amazing yachts. Many luxury yacht charters start in Monaco and continue along the French Riviera. Since 1929, the Monaco Grand Prix has been held annually in the streets of Monaco. It is widely considered to be one of the most prestigious automobile races in the world.
Nice is a major tourist center and a leading resort on the French Riviera (Côte d’Azur). It is both a very popular yacht charter destination, as well as the main entry point to the French Riviera because of the Nice – Cote d’Azur airport. Nice itself is an attraction: the rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, splendid dining and lovely art-deco façades. But there are several spots that a tourist simply must see, such as the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse Museum, ancient Roman ruins, the Russian Cathedral and more.
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the pearls of the French Riviera – its tranquillity and warm climate make it a favorite holiday and yacht charter destination amongst European aristocracy and international millionaires.This stunning peninsula features a picturesque port, and has a delightful stone path that allows you to hike the entire peninsula by the sea.
Villefranche-sur-Mer is located about 6 km (4 miles) east of the city of Nice, and 10 km (6 miles) south west of Monaco. The bay of Villefranche is one of the deepest natural harbors of any port in the Mediterranean Sea and provides safe anchorage for large yachts, reaching depths of 95 m (320 ft) between the Cape of Nice and Cap Ferrat. Overlooking the hills and luxurious residences, Villefranche is one of the most exclusive spots on the French Riviera. Villefranche-Sur-Mer is attractive to yacht charter guests because of the seaside with long sandy beaches, terrace cafés and restaurants, and the very nice old town, vieille ville.