The glamour and luxury of the French Riviera (or Côte d'Azur) is synonymous with yachting and unparalleled anywhere else in the world. Whether you are rubbing shoulders with the stars at the countless restaurants or beach clubs in Saint Tropez, Monaco or Cannes or relaxing in the secluded beaches only accessible by boat, the South of France offers something for everyone when it comes to yachting.
Below is a sample 7-day yachting itinerary in South of France. Enjoy.
Make your way to St. Tropez, home to the world famous Pampelonne Beach. Enjoy the picturesque city and rub shoulders with celebrities and jet-setters. By nightfall, make your way to Club 55 for their famous parties, or dine at a 3-Star Michelin restaurant La Vague d'Or.
Cruise to the idyllic islands full of natural splendors, sparkling blue waters and golden sand beaches. Snorkel at the Ile de Porquerolles which is surrounded by an underwater reserve with protected marine life, or explore the L'ile vineyard at Port Cross. As the day ends, make your way to the Michelin-starred restaurant, L'Oliver to taste authentic mediterranean dishes.
Spend the day in Cannes strolling the shops along la Croisette, past the sandy beaches, glamorous boutiques and palatial hotels. Visit the allées des Étoiles – Cannes' walk of fame. Dine at the Michelin starred La Palme d'Or at the Hotel Martinez, and then make your way for drinks at the Baoli. Make sure to reserve well in advance during the Film Festival or Cannes Lions.
Spend the day exploring the peninsula's coast and anchor in the bay of Juan Les Pines. Sail to the Bay of Antibes and swim in the clear waters, or take a stroll down its the historic 16th Century town from which you will be able to oversee the megayachts at Port Vauban Marina, or visit the Picasso Museum. To end your day, make your way to Les Pêcheurs, described as “a little corner of paradise”.
A retreat for the European elite with its turquoise blue coastline. Stroll down the Promenade des Anglais and enjoy a coffee in one of the many cafes. Visit the Musée Matisse and the Castle of Nice, from which you will have picturesque coastline views. As the day ends, sail to the peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (1-Hour Cruise) to dine at the impressive Le Cap restaurant for memorable sunset.
Spend the day sailing picturesque Cap Ferrat and the Rade de Villefranche-sur-Mer, a succession of secluded bays and calm seas. Take the tender ashore for a private picnic and then head to Paloma Beach. In the evening, dine aboard your yacht or make your way to the terrace of the Restaurant des Rois overlooking the Mediterranean for a perfect end to your day.
As you sail to Monaco, stop for lunch at Cap Estel restaurant set inside a gated mansion for breathtaking views of the Mediterranean. Indulge in Monaco's glamour and choose from the plethora of 3-Star Michelin Restaurants, walk along the world-famous Port Hercules super yacht marina and try your luck at the Monte Carlo Casino. Overnight in Monaco and return to Cannes the following morning.