French Riviera

The region offers almost too much choice for a one week holiday. Do you want to walk the Cannes Croisette in the footsteps of movie stars, take a spot on the beach in trendy St Tropez along side numerous celebrities, walk the old port of Nice and hit the casino in stunning Monaco, or are you looking for the quiet yachting in beautiful areas such as the Porquerolles or Lerins Islands, the Esterel Cliffs, and the beautiful seaside towns such as Villefranche and Eze-sur-Mer. The French Riviera is also the perfect starting point for an extended Mediterranean cruise, that can include Corsica, Sardinia, Elba, Italian, Majorca and Ibiza in Spain.

Renting a yacht is the perfect way to explore the little creeks of the Riviera. During the stopovers in small ports, have a taste of the delicious Provence cuisine. Even in high season, you will find secluded little anchorages in the « calanques »

The gorgeous year round climate and glamour of the French Riviera make it an alluring luxury yacht charter vacation destination. Yachting along the coast of Southern France has become part of a lifestyle for the world's most elite and influential people. There are numerous ports and the destinations interesting and world renowned.

French Riviera Yacht Charter Itineray

Day 1: Nice - Cannes - Iles de Lerins

Nice is a very popular boating destination, as well as the main entry point to the French Riviera because of the Nice/Cote d'Azur airport. It is a fairly large tow, but also retains its old world charm in the beautiful Old Port and the Old Town with its excellent markets. From the Promenade des Anglais, which is a long boardwalk curving along the entire waterfront, you still get a feeling for its early 1900's splendor with the beautiful architecture.

Day 2: Iles de Lérins - St. Tropez  

The coastal city of Cannes is famous for its film festival and the fashionable chic Promenade 'la Croisette'. Cannes is a sunny, clean and elegant city with a long, wide beach. The Promenade la Croisette is a very elegant avenue

The "Iles de Lérins" are two large islands that lie just off the coast of Cannes. Ile Sainte-Marguerite is the larger island and is covered by a pine and eucalyptus forest. There are a few cafes and restaurants, and history buffs can visit the cell where the Man in the Iron Mask was imprisoned. Ile Saint-Honorat, just south, has a Cisterian abbey that still produces a local wine. The passage between the islands is a popular anchor point for many of the yachts of the region, and a great place to stay for the night if you've been visiting Cannes.

Day 3: St. Tropez - Iles de Porquerolles 

This picturesque village offers the best of everything: a dynamic location and truly exceptional yachting destination. You will enjoy the great variety of shopping, outstanding beaches at Plage Pampelonne, and a buzzing mix of nightlife. St Tropez is the epi-centre for yachts over the summer months and definitely the place to see and be seen.

Day 4: Iles de Porquerolles - Iles du Levant

The Porquerolles Islands are a world away from the hustle and bustle of busy coastal towns. Friendly locals play pétanque in the oleander and bougainvillea-festooned village squares, while visitors sip pastis at the small open-air cafes. Presenting a varied landscape there is a mix of cliffs, bays, plains and forests, making the Porquerolles an ideal place to enjoy activities such as hiking, horse-riding and mountain-biking. Alternatively you can while the day away, basking in the sun, anchored off one of the many idyllic, white sand beaches. 

Day 5: Iles du Levant - La Napoule 

Ile du Levant is a naturist centre since 1931 and 90% of the island is owned by the French Navy. The island is a perfect destination for relaxing moments during your yacht charter in the French Riviera 

Day 6: La Napoule - Villefranche sur mer 

It is known for the Château de la Napoule, a fortified castle of the 14th century. Perhaps the most impressive amongst the castles on the French Riviera 

Day 7: Villefranche sur mer - Nice

Villefranche is unspoiled and not overrun with tourists; its old cobblestone streets and houses clad with traditional red roof tiles give a real sense of stepping back in time.The town is built on terraces up a steep hill that overlooks the azure blue sea and beautiful bay of the Mediterranean below.

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