Seven Fabulous Reasons to Charter a Luxury Yacht on the French Riviera

Known as, the French Riviera or Côte d'Azur, France's slice of the Mediterranean has always been synonymous with glamour, celebrity, sophistication and of course, superyachts. A magnet to those with means seeking scenery, sunshine and pleasure. Here are some of the reasons why the French Riviera is so very popular and why you should consider booking your next yacht charter here.

1. Luxury Yachts Were Born Here

The French Riviera is the birthplace of the superyacht industry. European high society and royalty fell in love with the sleepy, sunny Côte d'Azur in the late 19th century whilst sailing beautiful classic yachts. 

Christina O

Popularity spiked in the 1950s with Aristotle Onassis inviting a constant stream of movie stars and politicians to join him on his ever-so glamorous CHRISTINA O, available for charter today (see the details here). This was the envy of many and those that could followed in his footsteps, with the biggest celebrities purchasing their own yachts to throw their own parties. This is where the luxury yacht industry was born and superyachts are still the stars here. 


2. The Scenery is Spectacular
French Riviera

During your charter you will witness an ever-changing exquisite panoramic vista while enjoying the long days and fun-filled balmy nights of summer. In this area where the Alps meet the Mediterranean you will find charming hill-side villages are nestled in amongst stunning national parks.


Romantic old towns are home to historic gems while rocky lime-stone promontories contrast the stunning sapphire sea. Colourful architectural buildings dominate the skyline of Nice while further west you will find the vineyards of picturesque Cassis. Soft golden sand beaches, palm-tree lined promenades, palatial villas and lavish fun-filled beach clubs all add to creating a captivating scenery. And the view changes daily!


3. Experience Extraordinary Events
Monaco Grand Prix

From sports to music, films to fashion there are so many major events on the French Riviera that you can plan your charter to coincide with. A charter yacht is a popular alternative to limited hotel accommodation in city centers at the time of the most important events. Favourite luxury yachts for private entertaining are much sought after and are booked well in advance. 


Choose one of the more famous ones such as the Monaco Grand Prix or Cannes Film Festival or consider something lesser known such as the Menton Lemon Festival or the Nice Battle of the Flowers. Including a festival, concert or key event in your charter will ensure you have the most memorable experience ever.


4. Party at an Amazing Venue
French Riviera beach club

No place is associated with a glittering and glamourous party atmosphere in the Mediterranean than the Côte d'Azur. The nightlife here is legendary but there's always a party going on regardless of the time of day. From historic beach clubs that carry an elegance harking back to a former era to the trendiest of exclusive nightclubs featuring some of the world's most famous DJs there is something for everyone here. 

French Riviera nightclub

Dance the night away to the hottest of summer anthems or chill at a VIP table amongst a myriad of celebrities, there is a fun party scene to discover here. 

Beach Bar

5. Calm Peaceful Choices

If the dancing until dawn does not excite then the Riviera also offers a coastline with sheltered bays, anchorages and pockets of pristine waterways, such as the Porquerolles, Lerin Islands and Bay d'Agay, where you can drop anchor and find a secluded beach or bay. There are many options for a more relaxed serene vacation away from the hustle and bustle of the crowds in this beautiful region.

La Girolata Ftrench Riviera

6. A Fabulous Foodie Destination
French Riviera cafe

Think of France and their fabulous food and wine immediately comes to mind and no French region is better known for its culinary expertise than the gorgeous & glamorous French Riviera.

Fish market

With all that Mediterranean coastline it is no surprise that this is the perfect place to find the most amazing seafood. This just-landed seafood attracts some of the best chefs in the world and along with a clientele of prosperous, epicurean locals and tourists it is easy to see why there are so many Michelin starred restaurants along this gorgeous seaside strip.

French Riviera

7. Enjoy all Your Yacht has to Offer

As well as all the incredible experiences ashore your yacht provides you with your own personal floating resort. Your crew are dedicated professionals providing five-star pampering at all times.


Superyacht chefs are masters of their trade and take great pleasure in catering to your every gastronomic desire. And of course the sea is all around you so make use of the huge array of water toys, from water skis to inflatable slides that many charter yachts offer. 


The South of France is a magical mix and a dream yachting destination. However you decide to spend your time on the French Riviera onboard your own private charter yacht it will be the most amazing vacation ever!


For further details about the French Riviera, the luxury sailing, motor, catamaran and mega yachts available for charter here and a sample personalised itinerary please contact the Mediterranean experts at Luxury Charter Group.


Disclaimer: The information about luxury yachts displayed on this page is merely informational and these yachts are not necessarily available for yacht charter or for sale, nor are they represented or marketed in anyway by Luxury Charter Group. This web page and the superyacht information contained herein is not contractual. All yacht specifications and information is displayed in good faith but Luxury Charter Group does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the current accuracy, completeness, validity, or usefulness of any superyacht information and/or images displayed. All boat information is subject to change without prior notice and may not be current.

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