There are plenty of reasons to visit Cannes - but even more so to visit by luxury charter yacht. Along with its world-famous festivals of art and cinema, this dazzling city has a grand number of cultural sights and beautiful beaches, and those who have an interest in gastronomy, find the markets and restaurants of Cannes delightful.
From first sight, you can bask in the wonderful architecture of Cannes, from the historic structures of Le Suquet to the more modern opulence of the buildings on La Croisette. Make sure to take a stop to visit Musée de la Castre, the fortress, and Notre-Dame D’Espérance, a gorgeous cathedral.
Cruising right off the coast of Cannes, where you can explore a group of four islands, two of which are big enough to visit. Sainte-Marguerite is the largest of the islands while the island of Saint-Honorat has an old fortress which towers high over the sea. Perhaps you can eat lunch on the sundeck prepared by your private chef and take a dive off into the temperate waters for a bit of snorkelling. The next island, Saint-Honorat, is famous for the abbey of monks which still remain there and have a vow of silence. They also harvest grapes on the islands and produce their own wine for the past centuries. It is worth a sample!
The park of Cannes, La Croix-des-Gardes, has over 200 acres of lush green land and vegetation to trek through. Venturing the grounds, you will find the grand home, Château Eléonore from the 1800s. The culinary experience that Cannes offers is incomparable - where you can either delight in the cuisine of their local restaurants or learn to prepare Mediterranean food and other dishes like a Cannes local in one of their many cooking classes.
One thing about Cannes worth mentioning is their beautiful beaches. From Plage de la Bocca, Plage du Midi and Palm Beach - the most popular of the bunch. To the more exclusive experiences of Plage du Goéland, where you can hop off-board and hire a sunbed for the day with full VIP service.
Known worldwide for their famous festivals, Cannes is often visited by the likes of Hollywood actors. The Cannes Film Festival attracts everyone, the likes of Hollywood actors too, and is a spectacular annual event to attend if you’re lucky enough to get a ticket. Onboard a luxury yacht is the perfect place to be during the Cannes Yachting Festival, which takes place every year in September. With chic events, spectacular gastronomy and gorgeous scenery, it’s no wonder why Cannes is the epicentre of the yachting world. Onboard a luxury charter yacht is the perfect way to cruise through the French Riviera.