Six Sailing Spots on the French Riviera

What is France synonymous with? Fabulous. And the French Riviera is no exception.

Known as the Cote d’Azur, this stretch of coastline on the Mediterranean Sea is a mecca for luxury travelers. It’s one of the world’s most iconic sailing destinations, and for a very excellent reason: sailing is a year-round privilege thanks to the sun kissing its shores nearly every day of the year. The sparkling blue Mediterranean sea is dotted with superyachts–the glitziest and most glamorous owned by the rich and famous folk–that is anchored just offshore of gorgeous islands and spectacular sandy beaches. After a long day out on the water, you can kick back and relax at one of the chic marinas and indulge in a delicious glass of rosé at the many waterfront cafes along the promenades.

There’s no doubt that this superyacht Mecca is something you simply cannot miss. We at Luxe Travel Concierge will make your dream destination yacht charter come to life. Here are six of our favorite places to set sail along the French Riviera.

 

Sail away, go cruising on the French Riviera

 

Monaco

Nicknamed the Billionaire’s Playground, Monaco needs no introduction when it comes to glamorous luxury. It’s the ultimate starting point for your Azure Coast voyage. From world-famous Formula 1 Grand Prix races to famous casinos like the Monte-Carlo Casino, you’ll be spoilt for choice when you visit this glitzy enclave. Soak up the European sun in Monaco’s secret, secluded coves or sunbathe on the beautiful sandy beach along Port Hercules, one of the few (if not only) deep-water ports along the French Riviera. The cobblestone streets will lead you to cafes and restaurants that serve up delicious seafood and local delicacies like socca and pissaladière. And if it’s thrill and speed you seek, then the exciting rush of Formula 1 race cars driving past you at breakneck speed will definitely give you an adrenaline fix!

 

Beaulieu-Sur-Mer

Head down to the exclusive port of Beaulieu-Sur-Mer for its luxurious yachts and charming seaside village. It’s one of the smallest villages in France, and many consider it their secret Riviera sanctuary. Vibrant seafront gardens will greet you and its sun-drenched beaches make it the perfect beach getaway for a luxury traveler seeking an escape from the bustling crowds of the azure coast. Check out the gastronomic delights that await you–from Michelin-starred restaurants to family-run tiny cafes serving up the best local dishes such as crêpes Suzette and chocolate soufflé. And if you’re looking for a little nightlife action, then make sure to join the locals who flock to the bars overlooking the port to dance the night away!

 

Villefranche-Sur-Mer

Another treasure along the Cote d’Azure, Villefranche is one of France’s most beautiful coastal towns. It is known for its exceptional natural beauty and pristine beaches making it a popular holiday destination for Parisians and tourists alike. Its Old-Town streets are lined with colorful orange-hued buildings that are sure to swoon you. Marvelous gardens and numerous museums dot the 16th-century town of La Citadelle de Villefranche-Sur-Mer where you can immerse in the region’s history. A wealth of monuments such as the Church of Saint-Jean-Baptiste and the Cathédrale Sainte-Marie-de-la-Mer offer a glimpse into the past as you stroll along the cobbled streets of this quaint Mediterranean town.

 

Cannes

A yacht charter in the glamorous playground of millionaires is a must when visiting the French Riviera. Renowned for being home to the famous Cannes Film Festival every year, Cannes is the glittering epicenter of glitz and glamour that attracts celebrities, socialites, and jet-setters. With its glistening blue waters dotted with luxury yachts and stunning villas, you’ll definitely feel like a celebrity when you’re cruising down the spectacular coastline on your yacht charter. While in Cannes, feel free to head to the world-famous La Croisette and explore its lovely boutiques and restaurants before watching the golden sun set over the sparkling waters of the azure coast.

 

Saint-Tropez

A famous sanctuary for the rich and famous, Saint-Tropez is steeped in French charm with its narrow streets and beautiful old townhouses that line along the coast. Considered Cannes’ more posh cousin, it has grown to become an unmissable destination when yacht chartering through France’s south coast. It’s the love child that you get when you mix glamorous nightlife parties and picturesque Provencial village—definitely an interesting contrast. While bustling restaurants and cafes await you on land, the sun-kissed beaches and warm crystalline waters are all yours to relax in.

 

Nice

Get lost in the picturesque city of Nice, one of the world’s most gorgeous seaside cities. Its year-round pleasant climate is best enjoyed waddling in its 4 miles of beach coast. The city of a cultural, artistic, and architectural treasure: restaurants spill out into the old town’s narrow streets; the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art is home to Worhol and Klein pieces; the art deco style architecture will lure you into strolling its streets. After a day exploring the French Riviera, Nice’s beautiful promenade lined with flower-filled planters will help you unwind. Enjoy sweeping views over the Mediterranean as you cruise from city to city on your very own yacht charter on the French Riviera.

 

Explore the vast glittering azure coast with Luxe Travel Concierge. Tell us where you want to go and we’ll take care of all the time-consuming vacation details all for you. Our access to some of the most luxurious and comfortable superyachts will make your sailing experience one for the books.

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