If there is anything on earth more glamorous than chartering a yacht along the French Riviera in the summertime, we don’t know what it is. The Cote d’Azur has been a glittering playground for royalty, film stars, and oligarchs for well over a century, ever since Queen Victoria first visited in the late 1800’s and fell in love with the ‘sunny, flowery south.’
From kings to the Kennedys, everyone who's anyone has done a season on the Riviera. The coastline between Menton and Marseilles is alive with the lights and music and wild shenanigans of gambling casinos and art deco hotels on palm-lined boulevards.
Whether you want to mix with the glitterati in St Tropez, catch the races in Monaco or sleep under the stars in the Porquerolles, the south of France has it all.
Where To Go And What To See
This summer, you can be part of the superyacht set on the Riviera. And for much the same cost as staying in a luxury hotel.
Upon arrival in Monaco, head straight for the marina where your captain and crew will be waiting to take you on a tour of your very own floating palace. A stewardess will be on hand, keeping your cocktails topped up and help to answer any questions you might have! Spend the night at anchor in Monaco to enjoy some of the famous nightlife.
Today you’ll have a gentle cruise down to St Tropez. Not just for the glitterati, St Tropez has plenty of cafes, restaurants, gardens and no shortage of shopping! After a day of exploring the town, return to the yacht for dinner onboard freshly prepared by your personal chef.
No trip to the French Riviera would be complete without an overnight in the Porquerolles. Plenty of little islands, caves and quiet bays will mean you spend today under the warm Mediterranean sun and in the crystal blue waters. A lazy day calls for a fancy evening – get dressed up, head to the upper deck for cold champagne and a tasty dinner prepared for you in the formal dining room.
It’s time to switch things up and head into bustling Cannes. Your yacht arrived overnight and you awake with a new shoreline to explore. Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and coffee on the aftdeck before hopping in the tender for a hard day of shopping! Enjoy dinner in the town centre tonight and watch the world go by as you sip some delicious French wine.
After lunch at the famous Hotel du Cap, take a short cruise up to Juans Les Pins. Plenty of beaches await for you to spend your afternoon in town! A quick change and delicious meal onboard will prepare you for a night on the town in Juans Les Pins.
A hop skip and a jump from Juans Les Pins is Antibes where you must pull in for lunch, Go paddle boarding, zip around on the jet skis, or spend your afternoon exploring another little corner of French paradise. Dinner is served onboard tonight with the lights of town sparkling across the water.
On your last full day, cruise just a bit further up the coast to Nice. Walk along the boardwalk, grab an ice cream and soak up the rays on shore. Enjoy fresh caught seafood for dinner, prepared just for you by your chef for your final night.
Head back up the coast to Monaco for departure.
This summer, feel the glamour, the heat, the light, the languor, the heady excitement of being alive in such a splendid place, as you float on a luxury yacht down the coastline of the sunny, flowery south.