Cote d'Azur Luxury Yachting Guide

With its nearly tropical climate, azure water and a cerulean sky that attracts yacht lovers all year round, the Côte d’Azur is a sumptuous destination. Notorious for its indulgence and hedonistic lifestyle, the Côte d’Azur has two sides to her glittering coin: an idyll of magnificent back-country to compete with the vivid pulse of chic seaside enclaves.

Also known as the French Riviera, this strip of coastline is home to some of the world’s most spectacular destinations: Cannes, St.Tropez, Monaco and many more. Over the centuries, numerous artists have called the Côte d’Azur home: Picasso, Renoir, Matisse and Chagall. Its rocky hillsides are capped with medieval stone villages, all of them virtually untouched. Nestled between the majestic Alps and the deep blue of the Mediterranean, hillside villas combine with sun-soaked beaches to create a breath-taking fusion of ancient history and modern elegance.

The Côte d’Azur is notorious for its glittering façade, and though much of this glorious coastline is indeed taken up by sprawling villas and hedonist pursuits, the depth of tradition and culture indigenous to this region is immense and humbling. With almost 10,000 berths capable of accommodating yachts 40m+, the Côte d’Azur is equipped and eager to harbour yachts of every size. All practicality aside, the corporeal delights available on the French Riviera are second to none and utterly unique.

For those who crave haute couture, the shopping in St.Tropez does not disappoint. Head to Pampelonne Beach for a delicious, star-studded experience at Club 66, and for those with a certain spring in their step, Nikki Beach makes for an unforgettable day. For a tranquil escape from the bustle of the city centre, a visit to the House of Butterflies, with its amazing display of 26,000 butterflies from 4500 different species is something not soon forgotten.

Cannes, though notorious for its film stars and festivals, is, at its heart, a naturalist’s playground. Rising from the sea and sand, Cannes stretches up into the valley overhead which is thick with olive groves and fruit trees. This is a town which offers travellers numerous options: an A-list 5-star night on the town, or a quaint rural hideaway hidden among the trees. Whatever your preference, Cannes has every facility to make it a reality.

The principality of Monaco is separated from France by a single road, but maintains much of its style. With many of its villages and town built over the water, Monaco is essentially a sprawling seaside town. In addition, as host for one leg of the Formula 1 Grand Prix, Monaco attracts a diverse group of travellers and as such, is itself an eclectic mix of cultures and experiences.

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