Cannes is one of the most glamorous stop-offs for the world’s yachting set. In the port and old harbor of France’s own Venice fishing boats rest side by side with megayachts and luxury boats.
Cannes draws a large crowd of yachters and is an obligatory stop-over of luxury charters in the French Riviera. Rent a yacht to experience Cannes‘ rich offer of exclusive events, like Cannes Film Festival and Cannes Yachting Festival, and never miss a beat of this lively seaside resort.
The tourist ports (the Old and the New), featuring services aimed at every kind of vessel, from luxury boats to mega-yachts, fill up quickly on the days of the events, bustling with a unique crowd of VIPs and international celebrities off to La Croisette. Intimate lidos and busy free beaches line the Boulevard de la Croisette. Those wishing to steer clear of the crowd head to the host of private retreats available in the area, or sail out on their boat. Renowned seaside spots are Plage Royale and Plage du Martinez, while several other ones can be accessed via the exclusive hotels of the Riviera.
The French Riviera on a charter
A few kilometers off the coast lay the Iles de Lérins, an excellent location to spend time outdoors visiting buildings of historical interest. Île Sainte-Marguerite boasts the fort where the infamous “man in the iron mask” is said to have been imprisoned, while wine enthusiasts head to the old monastery on Ile St-Honorat and its renowned cellar.