The golden years of glamour and luxury yachting have started on the French Riviera in the early 1900’s. Vivid and deeply absorbing, the center of extraordinary luxury offers you many iconic destinations.
Sainte-Marguerite Almost entirely covered with a forest of Aleppo pines and green oaks, it retains a few historical relics in the Royal Fort, which today houses the Sea Museum.
Cannes is one of the most well-known cities along the French Riviera with its world-famous film festival. Golden sand beaches fringe the promenades and the harbour is filled with superyachts at its two main marinas.
It stands for glamour, gaming, with its famous Casino Belle Epoque building that dates back to 1863, and World’s greatest Grand Prix. It hosts more bars, cars and Michelin stars per square metre than anywhere else on earth. Summer season closes with Monaco Yacht Show in September, however the city never rests.
Since Roman Empire, Port Vauban is the largest marina in the Mediterranean Sea, hosting le Quai des Milliardaires with some of the lavishly appointed yachts.
Taking a day off the yacht, discover the jewel of Provence: St Paul de Vence, a spectacular walled fortress village from the 16th and 18th centuries, home to famous painters (Renoir, Chagall, Picasso).
The village of Saint-Paul de Vence harbours countless treasures within its ramparts. Explore the pedestrian streets of Saint-Paul de Vence and immerse yourself the village's history and heritage.
Take a guided tour of The Fondation Maeght which contains one of the biggest 20th-century art collections in Europe like Joan Miró, Marc Chagall, Alberto Giacometti, Georges Braque, Alexander Calder and Fernand Léger.
On your way to Monaco, Villefranche-sur-Mer is the perfect place for anchorage, is one of the deepest bay in the Mediterranean.
The picturesque little ﬁshing port is also home to a ﬂotilla of yachts and pointus (traditional ﬁshing boats). With the majestic curve of its shoreline, its 16th-century Citadel and colourful façades, Villefranche-sur-Mer also became a favourite venue for painters and artists.
This sultry stretch of headland ﬁzzing with green has long been adored by the aristocracy, Hollywood royalty, and luminaries like Chagall and Matisse. Many artists have left a delible mark on the town, having lived or partied at one of the town's iconic country manors like Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild or Santo Sospir, the latter being the poetic oasis of Cocteau.
It's a tiny delight, with a distinctly 1920's feel to it — even F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote fondly of the town in Tender is the Night. Step ashore at the surprisingly large marina to feast on a tangle of langoustine and octopus, lapping up the Belle Époque mansions that line the hillsides. The splendid Greek Villa Kerylos, built in the early 20th century which now is a historical monument located by the sea.It is ideal for enjoying water sports, luxury shopping or gambling at the Casino.
A charming Medieval village is the main tourist attraction with shops, craftsmen, hotels and gourmet restaurants (with Michelin stars La Chevre d’Or). At its highest point, an exotic garden in the Medieval castle ruins offers a breath-taking panorama all the way to Saint-Tropez.
Eze Bord de Mer is perfect for an afternoon pebble beach club called Anjuna, with bohemian ambience and life music.
The French “Island Of Beauty” or Corsica boasts rugged coastlines, sublime sandy beaches and majestic mountains. The inﬂuences of both French and Italian cultures can be found in the cuisine, architecture and dialect making for a unique blend of class and charm which, coupled with its natural splendour.
The Porquerolles islands are a little corner of paradise which feels like a world away and captivate all who visits with its innocent beauty and tranquility. 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. Don' t miss a fabulous lunch on the terrace of the famous Mas du Langoustier restaurant.
There’s not a place in the world with more sex appeal than St. Tropez. The ritzy beach town is where Brigitte Bardot was ﬁrst discovered in the 1960s, and where celebs like Gigi Hadid, Beyonce, and Sir Elton John can be spotted partying at day beach club Nikki Beach and dining under tamarisk trees at the iconic beach bar Club 55.
France may be home to a variety of exceptional golf courses, but as a destination it has so much more to offer. Experience the art and culture of its many cities and towns with its world class gastronomical delights.
France’s Mediterranean coastline has it all – a fantastic climate, magnificent scenery, famous beaches, sublime gastronomy and popular seaside centres.
The French Riviera, stretching towards Monte Carlo and the Italian border, is glitz and glamour at its finest. Head to Cannes, Nice or St.Tropez for the archetypal Côte d’Azur experience.
The high end nature of the region extends to golf where you will find top level golf courses.