French Riviera

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.

Lerins Islands

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. 

Famous since the Middle Age for the spiritual influence of his abbey Saint-Honorat. Inhabited by a community of Cistercian monks, it lives in the rhythm of the seasons, always honours the rule of welcoming, enjoy a moment of pure serenity. Today the community who since the middle ages have been cultivating their vines with skill and passion, produces high quality wines and liquors in this peaceful, unspoilt sun kissed paradise.

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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.

The old town of Cannes is known as Le Suquet and sits high above the leafy squares and the old port. Cannes' exhilarating nightlife, casinos and many high end restaurants give the town a feel of exclusivity. 

Do not miss “Regates Royales”, - race between the Yachts d’Epoque and the Classic Yachts, usually in the end of September. 

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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.  

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. 

Monaco Classic Week La Belle Classe is a biennial one of a kind event inviting most beautiful Classic sailing and vintage motor Yachts. All are here to revive the famous “Art de Vivre la Mer” spirit of friendship that has existed over a century from Mediterranean shores to the North Atlantic. 


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Antibes Juan-Les-Pins

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.

Old town of Antibes, is surrounded by ramparts, offers lovely walks on quiet and shady streets, where many houses have Provençal louvred shutters. The Picasso Museum, housed inside the majestic Grimaldi Castle, an immense stone building overlooking the sea, possesses some major works by the artist. 

“Les Voiles d’Antibes” regatta, which is opening of the regatta season for the race between the Yachts d’Epoque and the Classic Yachts, is usually in June. 

Cap d'Antibes peninsula symbolises the luxury and voluptuousness of the Belle Epoque. The metic Hotel du Cap Eden Rock, embracing 150 years of history of glamour, was first created as a retreat for artists and writers to escape from Paris to recharge and nurture their inspiration in the edge of the Mediterranean Sea. 

Famous for its Summer Jazz Festivals, Juan-les-Pins is a charming resort town where you can enjoy white sandy beach clubs during the day and dance your night away in the numerous discos and bars. 


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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.


Nice is a colourful cosmopolitan destination that has attracted artists and aristocrats throughout the centuries, and when you stand upon Castle Hill to see the breath-taking blue waters that gave the Cote d'Azur its name. 

One of the must-see places is the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, where the golden icon wall was prayed to by Russian's aristocrats while holidaying in the sunshine. The British too left their mark, and the seafront walkway is named 
'Promenade des Anglais', iconic Negresco - famous art deco hotel, which leads to the castle and is lined with luxury shopping opportunities and first-class restaurants.  

Nice port is surrounded by superb Genoese-style old pink and yellow ochre buildings. The centre of the quartier des Antiquaires (Antique Dealers district) is only a short walk from the famous flower and Provencal markets and the street cafés of The Cours Saleya and the beaches of the Baie des Anges.  

Nice is home to many culinary specialties such as Niçois, Provençal and international, which can be savoured in the multitude of sea side restaurants within easy access of your charter yacht. 

Any lover of Impressionism should make time to visit Musée Matisse, which has a comprehensive exhibition spanning the lifetime of the artist. 

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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. 

Èze village

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. 

Steeped in rich history and culture, this unspoiled gem is famed for being the birthplace of Napoleon. Charming and alluring, this stunning island is adored by sailors and hikers alike, who are drawn here by the unparalleled natural beauty. Corsica is an excellent destination for yacht charters and with deep secluded bays, golden sands and miles upon miles of spectacular coastline, there is no better way to explore the hidden jewels of this remarkable island than from your superyacht. 

For beach lovers, the Gulf of Valinco is an unmissable highlight, boasting some of the most beautiful beaches and bays the island has to offer in addition to the vast arcs of sugar white sands which can be found in Portigliolo. Cruise from one beach to the next with Palombaggia, Santa Giulia and Rondinara each offering breathtaking stretches of golden sand. Venture along the turquoise waters of Campomoro before taking to the charming and wonderful community of Bonifacio on Corsica’s southern tip. With the old town teetering atop a cliff and untamed rustic shorelines, Bonifacio offers one of the most unforgettable harbour entrances. 

For those looking to take their love of adventure to the water, Corsica offers some of the best spots for diving and snorkelling where you can admire sea sponges, anemones and corals plus a whole party of other marine life. 

Corsica is full of character and charisma. Meander around vineyards and olive groves, explore the glittering coastal cities and gaze in awe at the enigmatic hilltop villages. 


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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. 

Break up languorous afternoons spent sun-bathing and celeb-spotting by scooting out to Domaine Bertaud Belieu to sip rosé and tour the vineyard’s bucolic 160 acres or head to the charming port Grimaud standing for "little Venice" of the South of France.

Another event not to be missed in the closing summer season is Saint Tropez Regatta or “Les Voiles de Saint Tropez”. 

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Golf & Yachting

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.

*FCY Golf & Yachting favourites are


  •  Monte-Carlo Golf Club, it was created in 1911 and remodeled by the committee in 1983. Overlooking the Principality of Monaco, at an altitude of 900 meters,18 holes Par 71 over 6004 m the course will offer players technical and varied difficulties.

Close to Cannes

  • Terre Blanche was voted for the third time "Best Golf Resort in Continental Europe 2021" by Golf World. Le Château 18-hole Course demanding 6,616 metre 18-hole course, offers an exciting challenge for ambitious   golfers. The bunkers, greens, and flag positions give a true taste of the game at a Championship Course.     
  • The Chateau de Tulanne designed by Golf Champion Gary Player: for his first realization in France, he chose this amazing place, at 1000 meters high. In the top 20 of the most beautiful golf course in France, it offers absolute calm, over 120 hectares and nearly 6300 meters, with seven lakes.

  • The Old Course was founded by the Grand Duc Michail Mikhailovich in 1891, offers an area of ​​74 hectares planted with 4,000 umbrella pines between Cannes & Mandelieu and it's one of the oldest golfing layout in France.

  •  Golf de Saint Donat it's a magnificent par 71 of 6031 meters will delight you with the diversity of its layout and its landscapes raised, designed by Robert Trent Jones Junior

  • Created in 1993, the Royal Mougins Golf Club is a course of an exceptional quality. Built in a wooded valley and designed by the world-renowned American architect Robert von Hagge, the 18-holes championship layout spanning 6004m par 71.

Close to Antibes

  • The Opio Valbonne Golf Resort18-hole course between sea and mountain, welcomes you in a protected area of 220 hectares. It offers you an exceptional quality of play thanks to the undulating and shady backgrounds at the foot of hundred-year-old trees where nestles a Gallo-Roman aqueduct.This golf course was designed in 1966 by British master architect Donald Harradine.

Close to St. Raphael                                                             

  • Created in 1895 by British aristocrats, the Golf de Valescure, surrounded by umbrella pines, is the oldest course in the Var and the 5th in France.With a length of 5019 meters for a Par of 68, its design by the famous architect Harry Shapland Colt (1869 - 1951)

  • The Saint Endreol Golf Course designed by Michel Gayon and inaugurated in August 1992, the layout is carved around the seductive yet capricious natural environment and is a hilly course that will appeal to golfers of all levels. With a length of 6169 m for a Par 72 for this 18 hole course.


  • Murtoli Golf links is designed by one of the greatest golf architects and 'artists': Kyle Phillips. Kyle Phillips carried out a very special task as he was instructed not to modify the site and fully preserve its natural beauty. Spanning 12 holes, including 2 double greens, Murtoli’s «loop» allows different combinations to discover it.

  • Golf de Spérone was created in 1990 by Jacques Dewez and designed by the great RTJ. The golf is backed by an area whose architecture is an example of habitat in this exceptional and still preserved site. These 18 holes marvelously inserted in a unique site with a magnificent par 73 of 6106 meters, is certainly a little piece of paradise and one of Europe's unique design.

Our team of experts will make sure you find your perfect French golf.

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