French Riviera yacht charter
Step off the yacht and into a fascinating region rich in medieval history. At more than 400 metres above sea level, the tiny village of Èze not only delivers picture perfect French Riviera views but a journey back in time with narrow cobbled streets, a castle and the famous botanical garden. A highly regarded stop on the Provençal fragrance trail, get an up-close-and-personal olfactory experience with a visit to a local perfumery where traditional methods produce the most exquisite scents. Close by, the upmarket village of Beaulieu-sur-Mer maintains an air of timeless glamour and is home to a flourishing community of exclusive boutiques, galleries and cafés fronted by gorgeous seafront gardens.
Lauded the world over for its health-giving benefits, the French Riviera is the seat of some of the finest Mediterranean cuisine. Farmers markets, pavement cafés and Michelin starred restaurants all offer a uniquely delicious take on the coast’s impeccable culinary reputation. A trip to Villefranche-sur-Mer isn’t complete without a table at the harbourfront La Mère Germaine, a Michelin Guide-recommended restaurant once patronised by legendary poet Jean Cocteau, and serving up s delicious fresh fish and seafood since 1938. Moor off Monte Carlo and hop ashore for an unforgettable dinner at the three Michelin star Le Louis XV-Alain Ducasse at l’Hôtel de Paris. One of the country’s most celebrated and innovative chefs – and local resident – expect nothing less than the sublime and an homage to the essence of the Mediterranean.
Renowned for its annual star-studded film festival, Cannes is a yachting favourite. Well-heeled tourists have strolled along the historic Boulevard de la Croisette since 1857 with its grand hotels, designer boutiques and swanky restaurants offering
plenty of tempting eye candy. Shopping and dining done, enjoy some signature thalassotherapy (seawater based) downtime and soak up timeless mineral benefits. From Antibes to Fréjus, choose from seaweed wraps and hydromassage to essential oil massages at dedicated thalassotherapy spas.