South of France
South of France
Indulge in the most unforgettable yachting experience of your life in a glamorous riviera famed for its alluring sandy beaches, busy cafes, unparalleled nightlife, and joie de vivre. The glitz and glam of this highly lusted-after destination will enchant you with the most high-end shopping addresses, hilltop medieval towns where time stood still and chicest restaurants to relish on delectable cuisine. Visit the tranquil islands and the cities bustling with life, surrender to never-ending horizons of fragrant lavender, rub shoulders with A-listers, all while sipping the finest local champagne
The exclusive bays are home to the most upscale marinas and ports offering the best services and repair facilities to treat your boat to some extra TLC.
Embark on a wonderful yachting journey that will allow you to both enjoy privacy and seclusion, as well as fabulous nights of partying amongst the stars. A mix of panache and bling that the South of France brings, is certain to occupy a special place in the heart of its visitors.
May comes and The Cannes Festival begins. Haute couture dresses and red carpets, private screenings, and glamorous events hosted by the most wanted celebrities on mega yachts... But Cannes has much more to offer than the iconic festival.
Walk around La Croisette to stumble upon the most luxurious boutiques overlooking exclusive beach clubs. Sail away to enjoy the pristine waters surrounding the nearby Îles de Lérins, sure to amaze you with the unspoiled nature, flora and fauna, and an overwhelming scent of eucalyptus and pine trees.
When you're ready to party, head to Bâoli, where you can start your evening with a delicious dinner from their mouth-watering Asian menu and then dance the night away enjoying music played by some of the most famous DJ-s.
The end of summer is marked by another Cannes festival - but this one is devoted to boat lovers. Each September, the greatest names of the boat manufacturing industry launch their new models - The Yachting Festival is a true spectacle for all seafarers.
The small royal municipality of the French Riviera is quite possibly the most exclusive 2 square kilometres of land on Earth. The stunning blue waters surrounded by a calming breeze and exotic palm trees and dramatic Le Rocher, a rocky promontory gliding into the seas make for unforgettable scenery. The decadent Monte Carlo blends unparalleled luxury with natural beauty, a natural setting of the rich and famous. Gourmands can splurge on an unforgettable meal at the Michelin star Restaurant du Métropole to taste the best French cuisine has to offer.
The less risk-averse should make a stop at the Monte Carlo Casino to try their luck in a regal setting. Finish your day by partying at Jimmy'z, a club famous for almost half a century of hazy nights where the turntables are dominated by the world's greatest DJs.
The perched village beautifully overlooking Cap Ferret is famous for its stunning views, and the impressive architecture might seem familiar.
Eze once served as the set of Hitchcock's film "To Catch a Thief" or maybe you might remember it from the James Bond saga movie "GoldenEye".
Whatever the case, Eze will allure you with the eagle view of the Riviera and the Mediterranean sea from the 427m high cliff, while you relax on one of the vibrant cafes situated on vertigo-inducing vistas. Succulents adorn the terracotta-coloured narrow streets of the medieval town and turquoise windows perfectly match the surrounding limpid sea.
A heaven for nature exploring, with its cider-coloured coastline and mysterious caves, sail away to explore the Aven du Moulin-Oublié 50 meters deep grotto, or the 20 meters deeper Aven de Lieusera.
A stunning cosmopolitan city situated along with one of the Riviera's longest beaches, Nice is the finest blend of mesmerizing nature and a vibrant social scene.
Find shade from the warm sun rays on a bench under the pergolas of the Promenade des Anglais or enjoy a delicious ice cream at the Vielle Ville. Make sure to see the hypnotizing panoramas from the Parc de la Colline du Château, where you can absorb the views of the city, ocean and the stunning waterfall you'd never guess is man-made.
Gaze at boats taking adrift from the Old Port while enjoying some homemade foie-gras at the La Vigna restaurant and then head on to explore the plush turn-of-the-century mansions at the Cap Ferret. Make time to see the sumptuous belle-epoque, Ephrussi de Rothschild, to take a glimpse into the roaring twenties uber lux. Mooring in Cap Ferret makes for an unforgettable view of French chateaux visible from the sea. The six secluded bays hide a stunning natural harbour and make for an unforgettable adventure.
What was once just a simple fisherman village has become the favourite spot of its crowds ever since Brigitte Bardot spilt her stardust on the sandy beaches back in the '50s. She's so closely tied to the rise to fame of this stunning town, the Tropeziens even built her a statue. Just like the most adored of France, St Tropez will seduce you with charm, mystery, and alluring appeal.
With its hedonistic reputation, the town is flocked each year by wealthy sun-worshippers who come to enjoy the finer things in life.
As soon as you approach the port, make sure to cool off with organic-ingredient-only ice cream at Amorino. Saint Tropez Harbour has maintained its vibrancy despite the flock of tourists who visit the town each year, but if you wish to sunbathe on the beautiful sand of the famed spot, visit the Pampelonne beach to enjoy the backdrops of the parties held here day and night.
Another must-see on your yachting tour of St Tropez is hidden between Cape Taillat and Cape Camarat. A perfect place for snorkelling, Escalet beach is a sun-soaked mix of sand and pebbles where you can see some rare, protected species.
A popular summer spot, but still a bit more under the radar and offering more authenticity, St-Raphaël has been famous for its breathtaking coast since the Roman times.
Embraced by the rocky mountains of the Massif de l'Estrel, this stunning town is an idyllic choice to spend time caressed by the sea breeze and offers a less intense Mistral than its counterparts. With five marinas to choose from and moorings accommodating up to 3,500 boats, St-Raphaël is a perfect place to enjoy diving around famous shipwrecks or explore antiquity in the underwater Archeological museum testifying to the importance of the town back when it was one of the most important commercial ports of the area.
A quick sail away, you'll find the stunning L'Esterel natural park. The rugged, red rocks contrast the crystal seas and offer many coves for the nature lover to explore.
If you didn't get enough of the allures South of France offers but would enjoy some privacy, explore the secluded, hidden gems of the Riviera. Plage de la Paloma offers serenity guarded against flocks of tourists, while the Plage de l'Espiguette will make you feel like you're stranded on a heavenly deserted island.