Celebrities and the Cote d’Azur go together like Coco and Chanel, and coverage of the Cannes Film Festival has us longing for the French Riviera. The ultimate yachting destination and the epitome of chic.
St Tropez or Cannes – yachting along French Riviera.
Southern France is an old haunt of cultural icons such as Fitzgerald, Picasso and Bardot, and has recently charmed the likes of Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie. So grab a glass of champagne and enjoy all that glitters on the emerald coast, from your very own yacht.
Eat: Auberge Provencal, Cannes. This is the oldest restaurant in Cannes, it serves traditional French cuisine and is popular with locals, foodies and celebs alike. Or Le Vistamar in the Hôtel Hermitage, Monte Carlo where fine seafood is served amidst a nautical setting – parfait!
Swim: Paloma Plage, Villefranche-sur-Mer. Super yachts often pull into this sheltered little bay to enjoy the sandy beach and calm atmosphere.
Sunbathe: Nikki Beach, St Tropez – Lounge like the rich and the famous at this exclusive beach club.
Party: Les Caves du Roy, St Tropez – Decadence, glamour and DJs. Alternatively try Bodega de Papagayo, where the ultra-cool go for cocktails.
Shop: Pick up your designer shades on the Boulevard de la Croisette and the Rue d’Antibes in Cannes, or on the Rue de Suède or Rue Paradis in Nice.