Cannes Yacht Charters
Experience the glitz and glamour of Cannes on your South of France luxury yacht charter
Cannes lives by the motto, “Life is a festival,” and everywhere you look that zest for life is on display. The city – the crown jewel of the Cote d’Azur – breathes with passion and exuberance. From its bustling markets and couture shops, to the sandy beaches and sun-soaked promenade, enchantment buzzes around every corner. With so much to see, do and taste, it’s no surprise Cannes is a favorite destination for luxury yacht charters.
Cannes, of course, is most known for its iconic film festival that draws the world’s biggest stars to the South of France each year. Yet, no matter what time you come, Cannes is truly majestic. Explore Le Surquet – the city’s medieval Old Town – where you’ll find cobble-stoned streets lined with eclectic shops, trendy wine bars and rustic cafes. Or take a jaunt to Ile Saint-Marguerite, a tiny island off Cannes, known for its serene walking paths and deserted beaches.
Whether you go for the cuisine, glamourous festivals, or to bask in the sun-soaked French Riviera, Cannes is a destination that will steal your heart.
What to Do During Your Cannes Yacht Charter
Whether you fancy the bustle of Rue Meynadier, plan to rub shoulders with celebrities at one of Cannes’ numerous clubs, or prefer a quiet exploration of the city’s history and architecture, Cannes offers a long list of experiences. Here are a few recommendations for what to see and experience:
Cannes International Film Festival
In May each year, Cannes becomes the center of the movie-making universe, during the Cannes International Film Festival. The festival beckons Hollywood stars and hopefuls, as it has since 1946, and has earned a solid reputation as one of the world’s most prestigious film festivals (as evidenced by it being invitation-only).
Once occupied by the German Kommandantur during World War II, today, Villa Rothschild is home to the main library of Cannes. Built in the neoclassical style, this architectural gem is adorned in finely-carved oak wood paneling and trompe l’oeil paintings, and it’s surrounded by a historic park dotted with various palm trees and gardens. Visitors to the villa often go for its plentiful events – like its free art exhibition or Friday evening concerts.
Cannes’s gorgeous seaside promenade, La Croisette, offers stunning views of the sparkling Mediterranean and the hills above. This is the place to be and be seen in Cannes. Take in the surroundings and fashionable people, or stop in at one of the numerous cafes, bars or beach clubs. A stroll along La Croisette is an ideal way to while away an afternoon.
Iles de Lerins
The Lerins – four small, forested islands off the coast of Cannes – offer a natural escape from the city. With hiking trails, historic castles, and stunning views, the Lerins are a popular destination for visitors to the French Rivieria. Two islands in particular are most popular. On Ile St. Marguerite visit the Fort de I’Ile – where the Man in the Iron Mask as imprisoned – or take a trip over to nearby Ile Honorat, another stunning and tranquil island.
Located near Rue Meynadier, a lively commercial avenue, Marche Forville, a daily farmers market featuring the best of the best in local produce and fare, puts on a dazzling display of the South of France’s finest fresh foods. Taste Provence’s best cheeses, wines, produce and or snap some photos of the colorful stalls.
Wander down Rue d’Antibes – where you’ll find a smattering of high-end designer shops. The narrow cobbled-studded street houses a range of couture shops – like MaxMara and Missoni. You’ll find outposts for top designer fashions, a must visit if you’re in the mood to shop.
Thought to be one of Cannes’ hidden treasures, Villa Domergue was designed by artist-extraordinaire Jean-Gabriel Domergue for his wife, Odette – a popular sculptor whose work can be found throughout the property’s gardens. Considered the “inventor of the pin-up,” Jean-Gabriel was regarded for his female portraits. elaborate parties.
Cannes Yacht Charters: Gateway to the French Riviera
Once a humble fishing village, Cannes has served as a resort destination since the 19th Century. Aristocrats “discovered” the village, and Cannes quickly become a trendy vacation destination for the rich and powerful.
Today, Cannes continues to welcome the rich and powerful. A quick look at the city’s deep-water harbor – filled with some of the most luxurious superyachts – proves that point. And it makes sense too. Cannes is a must-visit port-of-call for yachters, as it’s well-connected to other top destinations in the South of France.
- Monaco: The city-state – known for its opulence and extravagance – lies just north of Cannes. Whether you visit for the high-roller casino, or the Grand Prix, welcomes runs each year in May, Monaco is a perfect stop on your Cannes yacht charter adventure.
- Nice: Nicknamed Nice the Beautiful, this city – the second largest of the Cote d’Azur – serves as an arts and cultural hub. Artists like Monet and Picasso frequented the city, and today, Nice continues to uphold its artisan heritage. There’s a must-visit festival – like Carnival or the Nice Jazz Fest – no matter the month.
- Corsica: Located south of Nice, the island of Corsica offers a natural reprieve from the bustle of the mainland. Hike the island’s many pristine, eucalyptus-lined paths, or explore the stunning hilltop villages – Corsica has its own unique flair that can’t be missed.
Luxury Yacht Charters for Cannes Festivals & Events
Escaping away to Cannes for a festival or event? Worldwide Boat offers yacht charters for corporate hospitality during Cannes’s many festivals and events.
Entertain in style aboard a luxury crewed yacht charter. A superyacht serves as the perfect base during a festival or event. By day, the yacht serves as a floating office, or conference venue – right in the marina – offering you a comfortable, high-end entertaining space for clients and guests.
Aboard a crewed yacht, you and your guests will be catered to: Food, cocktails, wine tastings, during meetings. In the event, host socials, cocktail parties and dinners for guests and clients. And then, retire to 5-star accommodations below deck.
Start planning your dream Cannes getaway. Contact your Worldwide Boat broker to learn more about our selection of superyachts available in the South of France.