Cannes Luxury Yachting Guide

This most famous of the French port towns, which enjoys a high profile due to its large celebrity clientele, is much more than the backdrop for a Hollywood film festival. Though it does maintain a chic reputation the whole year round, it must not be forgotten that Cannes is a truly beautiful seaside destination.

With a lovely quay and promenade, La Croisette, running the length of the beach and as famous for its beauty as its shopping, the amenities of Cannes don’t stop there. Numerous roads lead up into the valley’s olive groves, and out into the gorgeous fertile countryside rich with fruit and nut trees. Enjoying a favorable climate the whole year-round coupled with a rarity of rain and fog, this is the ultimate destination for those seeking asylum from grey skies.

The original section of Cannes is the old quarter, Sucquet, which includes an ancient castle and a church dedicated to Notre Dame du Mont Esperance. The narrow winding streets are now full of restaurants and shops, with the view from the ruins of the castle affording the best view of Cannes in its entirety.

The covered Marche Forville is the main food market, and supplies the Cannois with their daily bread, fruit and vegetables. Vieux Le Cannet, a northern suburb of Cannes, has the reputation for being the most romantic and looks down over Cannes proper, the best vantage point coming from the Place Bellvue. Located on the enchanting Rue St.Sauver, the shops lining this quaint street are mainly artist ateliers that exude a traditional French sentiment.

A fashionable winter resort among Europeans for nearly a century, the neighborhoods of Cannes are thick with villas made of soft stone. The town, along with the surrounding area, is rich with antiquity, having been twice destroyed in the 8th and 10th centuries. With most of the architecture built in the Regency style, the city of Cannes is almost as chic and elegant as its inhabitants. A surfeit of art-deco bars and chi-chi restaurants underline the glamour that has been a part of this seaside idyll for several decades, but the true heart of Cannes as a culturally rich port town is never forgotten.

The port of Cannes is a sprawling affair made up of 800 moorings, with 65 berths capable of accommodating yachts up to 145m. Considered the center of international events, the Port de Cannes located at the end of the Quai du large and nestled between two lighthouses. Though the size of this port is immense, the staff is as amenable and knowledgeable as though it were a boutique marina.

Cannes Area Information

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