Monaco is synonymous for glamour, gaming and the world famous Monaco Grand Prix. It will come as no surprise that there is a Monaco Top Cars Collection to visit amongst the breathtaking parks, zoos, a Maritime Museum and the Palace of Monaco giving culture-seekers plenty to see. The glittering streets of Monaco host some of the world’s best couture shops and a plethora of stylish outdoor cafes.
Enjoy dinner onboard before heading out to the Casino where a private salon can be reserved. Or take in the nightlife at famous Jimmy’s or perhaps dine ashore with a spectacular evening at the 3 Michelin starred Louis XV.
Depart after a leisurely breakfast for a stop in the medieval hilltop village of Eze which is close by and a visual delight. Purple bougainvillea tumbles over pale stone villas that hide boutique shops, cafes and galleries within. Amble through the Exotic Garden and marvel at the views out to sea while dining at the Michelin restaurant La Chèvre d’Or.
It’s a short cruise to Villefranche Sur Mer, the largest natural harbour on the Coast. And then onto Saint Jean Cap Ferrat with its fabulous sandy beaches great for family activities and fun with the water toys. In addition to the beautiful clean seaside, there are numerous places of interest, including the Villa and Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild and every August music lovers can be serenaded by the Les Azuriales Opera Festival.
The city’s main seaside promenade, the Promenade des Anglais (‘the Walkway of the English’) owes its name to the earliest visitors to the resort. The beach stretches along the whole of the waterfront for fun in the sun, and choice boutiques, cafes and Michelin restaurants line the Promenade des Anglais.
The clear air and soft light has been of particular appeal to some of Western culture’s most outstanding painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Arman, whose work is commemorated in many of the city’s museums, including Musée Marc Chagall, Musée Matisse and Musée des Beaux-Arts
Embark in beautiful Antibes, the only town on the coast to be protected by ramparts, and thus it has managed to conserve historic monuments from each period in its heritage. The Chateau, bastion and towers have today been transformed into a magnificent Modern Art Museum, History and Archaeology Museum and museum of traditional crafts and local culture.
Experience life as a local and wander through the early morning market, take in the artwork of Picasso and stroll through the rose-lined gardens of Exflora Park. Rest on Garoupe Beach or cruise around to the secluded coves for a spot of sunbathing in private on the yacht.
Enjoy drinks or dinner at Hotel du Cap’s Eden Rock Restaurant and stroll the old and cobbled streets merged with modern shops, restaurants and bars.
After a leisurely morning, Cruise to the Isles de Lérins.
These islands sit a few miles off Cannes, they are beautiful and have many paths through the woods and are inhabited by a monastery and a vineyard. These are picturesque and rugged islands with delightfully clear water – an excellent spot to stop for lunch and to relax and enjoy the water sports.
The glittering city of Cannes is world famous for its cosmopolitan dining, shopping, nightlife and people watching. Once in Cannes, you will find a number of great little restaurants on the back street behind the Hotel De Ville. The Casino de Festival, the Martinez or Carlton for cocktails is a must.
There is always something to do and see in Cannes, arguably the most iconic luxury yachting destination. Celebrities arrive each year in May for the Cannes Film Festival which commences a summer of galas and parties after sundown. During the day there are numerous galleries and museums to visit, of which Musée de la Castre is a short stroll from the marina into the picturesque old district of Le Suquet.
The five Îles d’Hyères are a peaceful retreat that will appeal to all looking to spend the day on pristine beaches, walking the grassy tracks along the coast and exploring the carefully preserved villages.
Anchor off a quiet, sandy beach at Isle de Porquerolles for lunch and a snorkel in the pristine waters. Afterward continuing on to tiny Port Cros in the midst of a nature reserve. This is a beautiful and uniquely protected part of the coast, also known as the South Pacific of the Mediterranean.
St Tropez has a wonderful ambiance and offers a myriad of cobbled streets, boutique shops and fashionable cafes & restaurants and excellent nightlife – truly something for everyone!
You may like to experience a true day out in the Cote d’Azur by enjoying lunch at one of the chic beach spots such as Club 55 or at the world famous Pampelonne Beach. In the evening, you can watch the lights and action from the Bay or head to town and enjoy a memorable meal of fine cuisine at Hotel Byblos.