French Riviera Yacht Charter Guide

If the creme de la creme of yacht charters is on your to-do list, then the French Riviera is the destination for you.

Extremely popular and considered the best-loved cruising grounds in the world, the chic coastline of the Côte d’Azur has been luring visitors for centuries. If you’re considering a cruise between July and August, you’ll need to book early, as this is the region’s busiest time of year when the yachting crowd flocks to the Med’s most celebrated spots. Work your way between St. Tropez and Monaco, finding sweeping bays with pine-fringed beaches backed with Belle Époque villas. It’s not all glitz and glamour, however. If you need a break from the hustle and bustle, a mix of small fishing villages harbor some of the most glamorous nightclubs in the world. Make this perennial favorite among superyacht charter guests and owners alike one of your cherished destinations during your summer yacht charter in the French Riviera.

 

If you’re planning to cruise here, it is worth noting that French Riviera attracts some eighty percent of the superyacht charter fleet during the summer months. You can visit the legendary beach clubs of Pampelonne and discover the renowned haute cuisine of St. Tropez, Cannes and Monaco in this sun-soaked corner of southeast France — the epicenter of yachting in Europe.

If you’re looking for a spot in history, St. Tropez shot to fame in the 1950s when director Roger Vadim made the film Et Dieu…Créa La Femme (And God Created Woman) starring the stunning Brigitte Bardot. The film itself sealed the fate of St. Tropez, which has shimmered in the spotlight with its star appeal ever since. Once you’ve had your fill of the shiny things, the sun-drenched Îles d’Hyères lies just west of St. Tropez and offers unpretentious charms. During your cruise along the coast, Cannes and Antibes are illuminated with a glow beyond ethereal sunlight. You can discover their culture, restaurants and elegant boutiques when you head. Further along, the pretty villages of Villefranche, Cap Ferrat and Beaulieu are the idyllic backdrops to a peaceful anchorage as you enjoy sunset meals or morning coffee aboard your charter yacht.

Location Highlights

  • Indulge at the Spa Metropole by Givenchy, Hôtel Metropole in Monte Carlo
  • Hang out at the hip Anjuna Beach in Eze-sur-Mer
  • Take the tender ashore to the exclusive Paloma Beach in St. Jean Cap Ferrat
  • Culture spy at the Musée Picasso in Antibes
  • Experience gastronomic delights at Le Louis XV, Hôtel de Paris in Monaco
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