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French Riviera

10 days Luxury Yacht Charter Experience

French Riviera

Stretching from Monaco to Toulon, the French Riviera is the birthplace of luxury yachting.
Attracting the most glamorous of the jet-set since the early 1900’s, this sophisticated strip of coastline encompasses many iconic destinations such as St Tropez, Cannes and Antibes.

Antibes to Cannes
Day 1

Embark in Antibes and head to the Cap d'Antibes, where you may wish to follow the Sentier Tirepoil footpath. This well-trodden path winds along 50foot cliffs and offers incredible sea views.
Explore Villa Eilenroc at the tip of Cap d'Antibes' peninsula. This exceptional residence symbolises the luxury and voluptuousness of the Belle Epoque. It was built in 1867 following plans by Charles Garnier, the architect who designed the Paris and Monte Carlo opera houses.
The park surrounding the villa is full of traditional species of plants which are seen throughout Mediterranean landscape.
At the heart of this conservation area, is a public rose garden which has thousands of varieties each giving off their own beautiful fragrance. The majority of these roses are local to the area having been created in the ‘Rose Capital’ Juan les Pins.

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Lerins islands
Day 2

Cruise to the Lerins islands.
The island of Sainte Marguerite is the largest of the Lerins islands and the best way to explore this peaceful place is to follow the marked trails which take you on both a botanical and historical tour of the site. You will stroll past the Batéguier pond with its numerous species of migratory birds and further along to the Point de la Convention with its many interesting and unique plant species.
Continue on to the Fort Royal, the former residence of the Man in the Iron Mask. The Maritime Museum is not to be missed, sheltered within a fortified enclosure it offers visitors an insight into the area' s history.
Head to the peaceful Saint-Honorat to visit the island's monastery. Since the 14th century the monastery on the island has been home to the Cistercian Congregation of the Immaculate Conception. Today the community is made up of 21 monks who since the middle ages have been cultivating their vines with skill and passion to produce high quality wines and liquors in this peaceful, unspoilt sun kissed paradise.
Cruise back to Cannes for dinner.

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French Riviera - Saint Tropez - Luxury Charter Itinerary | C&N
Saint Tropez
Day 3

Morning cruise to Saint-Tropez.
The name "Saint-Tropez" evokes images of sunbathing celebrities, designer boutiques and luxury yachts. It’s hard to believe that this glamorous town was once just a humble fishing village.
On the vast sandy beach of Pampelonne, enjoy lunch at one of the famous and trendy beach clubs such as Bagatelle, Nikki beach or Club 55.
Spend the afternoon relaxing on Pampelonne beach or why not discover one of Saint-Tropez vineyards.
The region of Saint-Tropez is famous for its locally produced wines. Several of the vineyards are located around gorgeous estates which offer property tours and tastings.
Don' t miss the opportunity for a sumptuous dinner at the 5 stars Chateau de la Messardiere.
The Chateau has a beautiful terrace with views over the bay of Pampelonne.

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Porquerolles
Day 4

Situated just off France' s Mediterranean coast- along with Saint Tropez, the Porquerolles islands are a little corner of paradise.
In the north there are three superb beaches which have fine sand and a coast which slopes gently down to the exceptionally clear sea. The Notre Dame beach was recently voted the most beautiful beach in Europe, fringed with eucalyptus and pine forest the beach here is reminiscent of a Caribbean bay.
You can admire the wild and majestic landscape from the lighthouse built in 1837 where there are 360° views of the island and the sea... it' s breathtaking! In the interior, there is a mosaic of vineyards, olive trees and fruit trees of many varieties... lemons, oranges and mandarins. Along the paths you will see pines, eucalyptus and numerous other plants, courtesy of the Conservatoire Botanique.
Don' t miss a fabulous lunch on the terrace of the famous Mas du Langoustier restaurant.

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Theoule sur Mer
Day 5

In the morning, discover Saint-Tropez old village, where you can stroll, do some shopping, or relax in its maze of charming backstreets. Take the opportunity to go and visit one of the lively squares or terraces such as the Place aux Herbes or the Place des Lices, where boule players meet.
Enjoy lunch on one of the numerous beaches before cruising towards Theoule-sur-Mer. Sheltered in a small cove on the Esterel coast, Theoule sur Mer is a peaceful, heavenly seaside resort, which has everything to enchant you: turquoise waters lapping its sandy beaches shaded by palm trees, numerous inlets and calanques in the red rock of the Esterel, a charming little marina with a mini light house and a superb castle built from red stone, called the "château des mineurs”.

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Cannes hinterland and Antibes
Day 6

Cruise along the coast and visit the quaint little town of Grasse which sits above the bay of Cannes.
Known as the world' s perfume capital, Grasse has an ancient medieval centre which has a rich history for crafts. The locals began with making gloves there followed the design and production of perfume which still continues today. The various perfume houses such as Gallimard and Fragonard invite guests to their premises to show them how they are able to make their exceptional fragrances. Mougins is a typical French Riviera village of shady lanes and petite Provencal houses.
Enjoy French gastronomic cuisine in one of the prestigious restaurants located in the nearby village of Mougins where Picasso spent the last 15 years of his life. It has recently been awarded "Ville et Métiers d' Art" for Gastronomy with many top class chefs having managed restaurants in the village.
In the afternoon, return to the yacht and head towards Antibes. After admiring the ancient buildings and soaking up the charming historic ambience, you may want to go for a stroll along the ramparts before dinner. 

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Saint Jean Cap Ferrat
Day 7

Discover the jewel of Provence: St Paul de Vence, a spectacular walled fortress village, home to famous painters (Renoir, Chagall, Picasso).
You can find signatures from some of these famous artists at the Fondation Maeght which has a large collection of paintings, sculptures, drawings and other graphic works from the 20th century.
Walk around the narrow and picturesque streets of the village and you will discover magnificent stone façades from the 16th and 18th centuries. Lose yourself in the maze of charming streets, little shady squares, ancient fountains, gateways and porches and you will see why St Paul is a favourite for photographers.
Lunch on the garden terrace at the Colombe d’Or with views of the village below.
Return to the yacht in the afternoon for a swim in the crystal clear waters in the bay of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

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French Riviera - Villefranche Sur Mer - Luxury Charter Itinerary | C&N
Villefranche Sur Mer
Day 8

Juxtaposed between Nice and Cap Ferrat, the sheltered natural harbor of Villefranche-sur- Mer is the perfect anchorage for those wanting to explore the grand city of Nice and it’s Cornishes: Villfranche-sur-Mer and Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
It also is the place to take advantage of the yacht’s watertoys. Guests of all ages can enjoy the inflatables as the crew speedily tow them around on the yacht’s tender. If you are able to stay on… it’s a nice way to view the yacht from afar.
After all that exercise on the water why not stay in and have a family movie night to help you relax and get a peaceful night’s sleep.

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Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Day 9

Visit the magnificent Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, which overlooks the bays of Villefranche and Beaulieu.
The villa is surrounded by nine gardens, each has a different theme: Florentine, Spanish, Garden A la française, exotic, stone garden, Japanese garden, rose garden, Provençal and a finally- Sevres garden. They were created between 1905 and 1912 under the direction of landscape architect Achille Duchêne.
Head to the splendid Greek Villa Kerylos, a villa built in the early 20th century which now is a historical monument located in a perfect location by the sea.
Lunch in Eze village with an afternoon walk around this beautiful little medieval village.
Eze sits on a rock 1400ft high above sea level, as you can imagine the views of the Mediterranean below are spectacular.
In the afternoon, return to the yacht which will be moored in the port of Monaco.
Dine-in one of the many excellent restaurants before trying your hand at the famous Casino de Monte-carlo. With its beautiful Belle Époque architecture it is a sight not to be missed.

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Monaco
Day 10

Wake up in Monaco and enjoy a leisurely breakfast aboard before departing to Monaco-Ville, also known as "Le Rocher" or "The Rock" Monaco-Ville is still a medieval village at heart which sits on an astonishingly picturesque site.
It is made up of almost entirely pedestrian streets and passageways, where houses from the last century remain. Here you can visit the Prince' s Monaco Palace and watch the changing of the guard ceremony performed by the "Carabiniers" each morning at 11:55 AM.
Other places of note are the Monaco Cathedral built in 1875, the world renowned Oceanographic Museum and Aquarium, the City Hall, and the Saint Martin gardens. With a worldwide reputation, the Oceanographic Museum is dedicated to all marine sciences. Its collections of marine fauna collected by Prince Albert 1st are invaluable. Its famous Aquarium (where the rarest species of fish in magnificent shapes and colours swim around in 90 pools), offer a grandiose spectacle. Its latest creation- the shark touch pool enables the braver visitors amongst us to get up close to these magnificent species. 

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Monaco
Day 11

Disembarkation in Monaco.

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