France is the Mediterranean yachting capital. Most of the yacht charters in the Mediterranean are base there. South of France or the French Riviera is also one of the most popular cruising areas for yacht charter and crewed luxury vacations. This is the place for the super yachts, but is also offer a large selection of luxury yacht charters. You can choose from motor boats, sailing yachts and catamarans. The most popular ports are Nice, Cannes, St Tropez, Ville France, Antibes, Cap Ferrat and Monaco. Most people will arrive at Nice airport. From that airfield, the most common is to take a helicopter to Monaco where you will board your crewed yacht. Other option is to drive to Nice or Cannes ports. Does not matter from where you embark. Your charter yacht in France will take you to all the popular spots in luxury and style.
In Nice, take the short helicopter ride to Monte Carlo or just drive as is only 15 miles away from the airport. The crew of your yacht rental will be waiting with a delicious lunch onboard. The rest of the afternoon will be for relaxation.
After breakfast, walk around the harbor, do some water sports and finally go shopping. You could have lunch ashore or perhaps go for a short cruise with your friends. During the night have exquisite dinner at chevre D’Or . This restaurant is located at Eze that is a small village medieval style above Monaco. This place is also great for cocktail sunsets as have a spectacular view. Other really nice restaurant is Hotel De Paris. To close the night you could go to the Casino in Monte Carlo or to Jimmy’s night club where is not unusual to see royalty and the ultra reach. If budget is an issue. You should choose another bar.
Today’s destination is Antibes, only twenty nautical miles away. The most luxurious yachts in France will berth at the International Yacht Club. Antibes old city with the food market and early morning flowers will be perfect for sightseeing. Don’t lose the opportunity to visit the Picasso museum. For lunch or drink you could visit Cap D ‘Antibes at the Eden Roc hotel. A medieval city worth to visit is Saint Paul De Vence. This place is full of quaint cafes and artisan shops.
This morning there will be a cruising from Antibes to Cannes. It is only 12 nautical miles distance. A must stop is the IIes De Lerins. These beautiful islands are only few miles off Canes. Inhabited by a vineyard and a monastery have many paths through the woods. Going back to you charter yacht and heading again to Cannes. The home of Cannes Film Festival. You will find a lot of very good small restaurants very close to the Hotel De Ville. I suggest walking along the water front where you should stop at the Carlton or the Martinez. The casino is a must go.
This morning prepare for a 26 nautical mail cruising to St. Tropez. The passage of this coast section is really beautiful. Taking a sunbath on deck will be a good idea. You will be arriving in St. Tropez by noon. During the day you will spend your day sightseeing, shopping or at the beaches.
After breakfast depart for a 50 nautical miles cruise to Ville Franche. This is a little bay and harbor great to practice water sports with the onboard toys. The bay itself is very protected and calm. Local restaurants in the area offer fresh seafood along the Quay. In the afternoon visit the town of Beaulieu for an evening stroll or dinner.
Today after 43 nautical miles cruise. You will be visiting the flower city of San Remo. Watch the picturesque houses at the cliffs. Your charter yacht will be berth at Porto Sole. There are a lot of sidewalks café’s that you can take advantage. There are also a lot of restaurants and a casino in San Remo. You could prefer to dine onboard tonight. So, you may company the chef to the market for fresh ingredients, bread and flowers.
Today, after breakfast there will be a 2 hours cruising back to Nice. You will be disembarking before noon from your French charter yacht vacation. Airport is only 10 minutes away.