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Welcome to the French Riviera


The French Riviera is one of the world's best! No wonder that artists and celebrities flock here.


The French Riviera stretches from Toulon in the west to Menton in the east and has plenty of surprises in store for anyone lucky enough to visit it by boat. After stopping off at the famous Tahiti Beach in Saint-Tropez, you can folow the coastline along the red glow of the Estérel Massif to the jet-setting resort of Antibes and its famous Garoupe Beach... then on to Nice, Monaco and finally Menton, the city of lemons.


Stylish and sophisticated, winning over visitors with its light, colours and joie de vivre, the French Riviera is quite simply captivating!

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Not to be missed

The location

All along the 100 nautical miles or so of coastline, you'll find a string of paradise locations to visit. Of course, Nice, Cannes and Saint-Tropez are unmissable for any cruise worthy of its name. But there are lots of other places that are well worth a look!

Our tip: pass by the islands of Hyères, just a few nautical miles off the coast. You'll love the little fishing ports and magical moorings on the islands of Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Le Levant.

If you stop off in Antibes, don't forget to take a look at the Grimaldi Palace. Did you know that Pablo Picasso was once invited to paint here? Over 245 of his works are now on display.


Suggested itinerary

Seven days on the French Riviera!
Day 1: Cannes

You can't go to Cannes and not stroll along the famous Croisette. You can admire the chic hotels and Palm Beach Casino. Later find time to sip a good pastis aboard your yacht. There's nothing like a Ricard to toast your holiday! Fascinating fact: Paul Ricard, the company founder, once bought the Ile des Embiez off the coast.

Day 2: Cannes – Saint-Tropez

Your next destination gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of France's most scenic coastlines. Have a quick dip in Pampelonne Bay, the Riviera's longest sandy beach, which could be in Tahiti or Bora-Bora. Then check out the world's best known fishing village!

Day 3: Saint-Tropez – Porquerolles

Leave the Provencal villages of Saint-Tropez behind you. Head for Courtade Beach, near the port on the island of Porquerolles, with its crystal-clear water and soft white sand. With your tender, set off to explore its natural and unspoilt beauty.

Day 4: Porquerolles – Antibes

Pablo Picasso was always fascinated by Antibes — and you will be too when you get here! A warm sunny morning is the perfect time to explore the Grimaldi Palace. You could also visit the Pablo Picasso Museum.

Day 5: Antibes – Monaco

Before setting sail for Monaco, your captain might stop off on the Lérins Islands. Cars are banned here, creating a magical feel. Fragrances of pine, eucalyptus and rosemary combine with the sea air... Monaco is the perfect contrast: casinos, luxury yachts, naval museum, the Prince's Palace and other architectural wonders await you!

Day 6: Monaco – Nice

Cap Ferrat appears on the horizon, giving you the chance to make another stop-off. At last, you're in the epicentre of the French Riviera in Nice, a city synonymous with fashion, luxury, glamour and tourism.

Day 7: Nice – Cannes

What a contrast! Back in Cannes, enjoy one last dip, this time in Cap Roux. On today's programme: steep, rocky coastlines, secluded surroundings and clear waters. The perfect end to the perfect trip!

Seven days on the French Riviera!
Day 1: Cannes
You can't go to Cannes and not stroll along the famous Croisette. You can admire the chic hotels and Palm Beach Casino. Later find time to sip a good pastis aboard your yacht. There's nothing like a Ricard to toast your holiday! Fascinating fact: Paul Ricard, the company founder, once bought the Ile des Embiez off the coast.
Day 2: Cannes – Saint-Tropez
Your next destination gives you the opportunity to enjoy one of France's most scenic coastlines. Have a quick dip in Pampelonne Bay, the Riviera's longest sandy beach, which could be in Tahiti or Bora-Bora. Then check out the world's best known fishing village!
Day 3: Saint-Tropez – Porquerolles
Leave the Provencal villages of Saint-Tropez behind you. Head for Courtade Beach, near the port on the island of Porquerolles, with its crystal-clear water and soft white sand. With your tender, set off to explore its natural and unspoilt beauty.
Day 4: Porquerolles – Antibes
Pablo Picasso was always fascinated by Antibes — and you will be too when you get here! A warm sunny morning is the perfect time to explore the Grimaldi Palace. You could also visit the Pablo Picasso Museum.
Day 5: Antibes – Monaco
Before setting sail for Monaco, your captain might stop off on the Lérins Islands. Cars are banned here, creating a magical feel. Fragrances of pine, eucalyptus and rosemary combine with the sea air... Monaco is the perfect contrast: casinos, luxury yachts, naval museum, the Prince's Palace and other architectural wonders await you!
Day 6: Monaco – Nice
Cap Ferrat appears on the horizon, giving you the chance to make another stop-off. At last, you're in the epicentre of the French Riviera in Nice, a city synonymous with fashion, luxury, glamour and tourism.
Day 7: Nice – Cannes
What a contrast! Back in Cannes, enjoy one last dip, this time in Cap Roux. On today's programme: steep, rocky coastlines, secluded surroundings and clear waters. The perfect end to the perfect trip!

Practical informations

The Checklist
Time zone: UTC +1
Currency: Euro (€)
Travel documents: identity card for EU citizens or passport
Language: French
Vaccinations: None
Recommended Period: April to October
23°
11h/day in average
700mm rain per year
24° in average
When to go
Geographically speaking, a riviera is a stretch of coastline surrounded by high mountains. And the benefits are? They protect the coast from extreme weather conditions, ensuring mild winters and warm summers and giving the French Riviera a long and pleasant season. The average temperature rises from 17°C in April to 27°C in August; with eleven sunshine hours a day and just two days of rain a month in July/August, it's a dream come true! Not forgetting that the average water temperature in October is still 19°C. A autumn dip is a must!
In the daytime, the southerly breeze caresses your skin. But strong winds are unusual in summer. You almost can't feel the mistral blowing in from the Gulf of Lion.
Back to harbour
Welcome to the mecca of Europe's superyacht scene! Nowhere else will you find as many ports and anchor points for private yachts. The best ones? In places like Cannes, Monaco and Saint-Tropez, you can moor right in the city centre (prior reservation required). The walkway will take you straight to the heart of the action. Far from the city hotspots, you can explore other marinas and moorings. The secluded coves give you the chance to top your tan without being disturbed. Want to let off some stream? Then a water-sport afternoon is a must!
Staying shipshape
No matter whether it's a three-day or two-week trip with friends, family or colleagues: a cruise on the French Riviera can be tailored to all holiday lengths and passenger types. Wherever you set sail from, the next bay is never very far! If you have a little more time, why not take the opportunity to explore Marseille or the Italian Riviera. And Corsica isn't very far either!

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