French Riviera Charter Itinerary
Renowned for its beauty, the South of France (Cote D’Azur) has a wealth of quiet bays and superlative waters. The Riviera’s chic beach clubs, world-class restaurants, boutiques and spas combine to offer the world’s most luxurious vacation.
Day 1: Monaco
Enjoy the breathtaking views as you make your way from the Nice international airport to the incredible principality of Monaco to begin your luxury yacht charter. A late afternoon apéritif on board is a must before heading off to explore the city. Have dinner at a Michelin-star restaurant; later role the dice at the famous Monte Carlo Casino or revel in the night at one of Monaco’s uber-fabulous clubs.
Day 2: Cannes
Enjoy the morning cruise to the iconic city of the French Riviera and relish the view, as you pull into a marina that is hull-to-hull with the world’s largest yachts. Spend the afternoon ashore, complete with lunch and a bottle of rosé, and then visit the Picasso Museum to add a bit of culture to the day. In the evening, Cannes awaits.
Day 3: Saint Tropez
A storybook port, popularized by Bridget Bardot in “And God Created Woman”, it has long been a summer home for artists, composers and novelists and the film colony. The town is filled with tiny squares, pastel colored houses, trendy boutiques, cabarets, galleries, and antique shops.
The hottest Riviera beaches are in St. Tropez, and your yacht can anchor right off of them. Actually, it’s one long 3-mile beach with various names along the way Tahiti, Bora Bora, Bali, etc. The beach is lined with thatched hut restaurants, burger shacks, tropical themed shops… You can either enjoy watersports off the yacht or go ashore for sunbathing and people watching.
Day 4: The Porquerolles Island
The island of Porquerolles lies in the Gulf of Hyères. Here you will find beautiful beaches, rolling hills, vineyards and a stunning forest — a large portion of the island is now a national park. No cars are allowed on the island, so exploration must be done by foot or by bike. Despite its remoteness, Porquerolles plays host to some excellent cuisine. Enjoy a meal at Le Mas du
Day 5: Cap D’Antibes
Antibes is a well-known resort town in the French Riviera located between Cannes and Nice. Antibes was a Greek fortified town named Antipolis in the 5th century BC, and later a Roman town, and always an active port for trading along the Mediterranean.
Anchor in any one of the beautiful bays around the Cap d’Antibes and swim in the clear waters surrounded by pine trees.
Later, enjoy an aperitif in the Hotel du Cap-Eden Roc, the most stylish of the Côte’s luxury palaces which stands at the tip of the Cap d’Antibes peninsula in its own 22-acre manicured garden.
Day 6: Villefranche Sur-Mer
Villefranche-sur-Mer is an idyllic little village that looks to have popped straight out of a storybook. The Medieval architecture and narrow brick-laden roads that lead to steep cliffs dropping off into a crystalline sea will keep you wandering. The streets
are lined with incredible local haunts. Be sure to visit Eze, a hilltop village with incredible views.
Day 7: St Jean Cap Ferrat
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat is one of the pearls of the French Riviera. This stunning peninsula features a picturesque port, and has a delightful stone path that allows you to hike the entire peninsula by the sea.
Day 8: Monaco
The glitter and bling of the Principality of Monaco is dazzling. Your yacht charter will berth beneath the Royal Palace. Built into the rocks, Monaco offers world class shopping, the Oceanographic Museum once run by Jacques Cousteau, lovely gardens, superb restaurants and bars and, of course, the highlight – the Grand Casino of Monte Carlo. A tour of the Royal Grimaldi Palace is a must, and you might also enjoy a visit to Monaco Cathedral, the 19th century church where Prince Ranier and Grace Kelly were married.