The French Riviera, or Côte d’Azur, is well known as one of the most luxurious destinations to charter a yacht. Summer is quickly approaching, and the world’s greatest yachts will soon converge at nearly every coastal town in France.
The Cities of the French Riviera
There is no shortage of stunning villages and cities in the French Riviera. The most popular destinations typically include St Tropez and Cannes. The region is unofficially divided into two different areas. One is referred to as Alpes-Maritimes, which is the area between the Esterel mountains and the Italian border. The other is called the Vars. San Tropez is in the Vars while Cannes, Nice and Monaco are in the Alpes-Maritime region.
St Tropez Cannes
Each town is unique in its character and culture. For example, Cannes is possibly the most luxurious destination. You can expect the best restaurants and most glamorous there. If you are looking to indulge, this is the destination for you. Nice is a vibrant and busy town in comparison to the more laid-back Cannes. St Tropez is unique in that it is more secluded and has arguably the best beach in the French Riviera.
There’s something for everyone in the Côte d’Azur. Whether you prefer a location with exciting nightlife or pristine beaches, you’ll find the perfect town for you in the South of France. The great news is, when chartering a yacht, you can tour them all and see for yourself which is your favorite.
Tips for Chartering a Yacht in the French Riviera
One of the best times to visit the French Riviera is towards the end of summer, in September. It’s less crowded and the water has had all summer to warm up. Additionally, there is a regatta held around that time in St Tropez. Or if you prefer to go when there is a little more action, In May, the Cannes Film Festival is held. It’s best to stay flexible when touring the coast. Pay attention to the weather and if you are enjoying one place, by all means stay!
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