Côte d’Azur, one of the most exclusive destinies for chartering this summer
Amazing beaches and living a VIP experience is available in Côte d’Azur
The Côte d’Azur is one of the most attractive regions of France for chartering luxurious yachts in all the Mediterranean Sea. Its amazing landscapes, fantastic beaches, crystalline waters, its cultural patrimony and its exclusive leisure places are the perfect ingredients to have unforgettable holidays.
The most recommendable beaches and destinations of the Côte d’Azur
Its exclusive geographical situation, between Mediterranean Sea and French Alps, gives to Côte d’Azur a privileged climate. Sun during all year, and without strong winds, it is a perfect place to practice aquatic sports and enjoy a charter with total luxury and comfort. If it’s your first time in the French coast, we will recommend you some must see places:
-Montecarlo: The Principality of Monaco is one of the most glamorous places of the world, including the port where you can anchor your yacht. Being the second smallest country of the world, only behind the Vatican, it is perfect to explore in only one day of charter. The palace of prince Alberto of Monaco gives privileged views from the tip of its cliff. Shopping lovers will find the most exclusive brands of the world in their luxurious shopping centres.
People who like gambling can’t leave Monaco without going to Montecarlo Casino, one of the most famous of the world. The perfect plan to enjoy a true VIP experience is to dine in Cipriani restaurant, which is decorated like the interior of a yacht and who serves delicious food. Then let yourself be tempted by a night out in the Billionaire Club, the most luxurious and selective club of Montecarlo, as it is the property of the multimillionaire Flavio Briatore himself.
The capital of Monaco, also offers different possibilities to enjoy a sailing day in total privacy due to its hidden bays. The blue bay of Golf, for example, located between the Principality and the Cap-Martin, will let you discover exclusive views and of course turquoise waters perfect for a swim or a sunbath on board of your yacht while relaxing.
-Cannes: Another obligator stop of the Côte d’Azur, a city known for its lively night atmosphere. Gotha club is the favourite of celebrities, like Paris Hilton or Chris Brown, where the main champagne is the exquisite crystal Louis Roederer. If you are looking for something more relaxed, you can dine in the luxurious restaurant of the club Le Baoli and then drink an Apple Martini, while enjoying the superb music of the restaurant/bar music.
Of coure, you can also discover some bays close to the city in the islands of des Lerins such as the bay of Cannes, Ste. Marguerite and St. Honorat, where you can swim with total comfort and privacy.
-Saint Tropez: Located in the department of Var, Saint Tropez is currently one of the main touristic destinations of the Cote d’Azur. It was known in the 60s because of the film ‘’Et Dieu Crea la femme (And God created the woman)”, stared by the famous actress Brigitte Bardot. Since then, it is one of the most favourite places for visitors.
The beach of Pampelonne is ideal for enjoying the exclusive location given by your yacht for relaxing, sunbathing and doing aquatic sports. If you want, anchoring your yacht and enjoying the exclusive beach clubs of this bay is very recommendable. The known Le Club 55 is one of the most demanded. It’s necessary to book in advance to get a place. Enjoy its rosé wine, or French champagne, with shellfish and the exquisite tropezziene cake, stuffed with strawberry, it is a popular pleasure that you can enjoy best.
If you are looking for something more animated, in Nikki Beach you will find DJs playing live music, while the exotic Bora Bora allows you to relax listening the top hits. Saint Tropez, also, offers attractive activities during the evening to enjoy from your yacht. Neptune grass changes the colour of the sea from blue to green and the opposite. In summer, the temperature of the sea reaches 25ºC at midnight. It’s ideal to anchor your yacht and swim under the full moon. Like Brigitte Bardot did in her movie.
Amazing bays and exclusive parties
-Nice: Nice is one of the most exclusive destination of the Côte d’Azur. A lot of celebrities, like Brad Pitt or Angelina Jolie, choose Paloma Beach to enjoy their holidays. Furthermore, one of the particularities of this bay is that one half is private and you have to pay and the other is completely free and open to public.
The exclusivity you get from the privileged position you can have with you yacht, will let you enjoy surrounded by the Nicoise jet set. This bay is reputed with the cleanness of its water. Which is ideal for the discovery of the fantastic maritime fauna hidden in the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea, during a snorkel excursion.
When arrives the evening, enjoy a traditional walk in the world known Promenade des Angles before dining in the famous restaurant Christian Plumail, who makes pizzas with a recipe from the Roman Ages. If you want to taste traditional food, restaurant Le 22 Septembre is your place.
-Antibes: This small location can boast about Garoupe Bay, located in Antibes Cape. A place that is very recommended to anchor your yacht and enjoy its crystalline water and relaxing during your charter.
The city, also, has leisure activities for all people. If you want to party, in Antibes you will find La Siesta club, the biggest exterior club of the Côte d’Azur with 20.000 square meters, big pools and an exclusive atmosphere. Although, if you only want to have a drink in a relaxed atmosphere, Absinthe Bar offers you an historical place visited by Van Gogh, Picasso or Hemingway many of years ago.
-Marseille: This city has some of the most exclusive and demanded bays of the Côte d’Azur. One of the favorites of our charterers is En-Vau Bay, surrounded by amazing cliffs and perfect to moor your luxurious yacht. Practically, the only way to arrive to this bay is by boat. Moreover, you can go explore some of its caves with your tender.
Other bays that are very popular in the south of France are Prado beaches, especially for aquatic sport lovers. When the wind blows it is ideal to practice windsurf. You can’t leave Marseille without tasting its gastronomic speciality. Bouillabaisse an exquisite shellfish soup with garlic sauce. Une table au sud is one of the best restaurants of Marseille, with a Michelin star.
-Hyeres Islands: Hyeres Islands are an obligatory stop during your charter with your luxurious yacht. One of the best is the island of Porquerolles, which has one of the bluest waters of all Mediterranean Sea.
It is surrounded by incredible bays with total privacy and which are perfect to rent scuba diving equipment for the discovery of the marine bottom. Obviously, it is an ideal place for sunbathing and enjoying a good lunch on board with your family or friends, enclosed by amazing landscapes.
The events that you can’t miss in Côte d’Azur
There is more! Côte d’Azur is the chosen place to celebrate some of the most exclusive events during the year. At the end of May, and always-coinciding with the Feast of the Ascension, Montecarlo is home to the Monaco Grand Prix of Formula 1. It is, without doubt, one of the most exclusive places to enjoy the biggest car spectacle in the front line from a yacht, or as a VIP guest or the circuit.
At the same moment, Cannes is home to one of the most famous cinema festivals, where the most known actors and actress of the European cinema files are on the red carpet. Located just in front of the sea, you have the opportunity to take part in it exclusively from your yacht.
Also, in September and October, some of the most selective classical sailboats regattas take place in Saint Tropez, Cannes or Monaco. Chartering a luxurious yacht will give the opportunity to enjoy these events from an exclusive location and all the hidden charms of the Côte d’Azur, one of the most demanded destinations for chartering of all the Mediterranean Sea during summer.