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Charter Destination Guide: The French Riviera

Whisk away to the French Riviera with our Princess Yacht Charter team. 

Cradling the glamorous lifestyle of the international Jet Set, many a visitor are spell-bound by the Mediterranean dream that comes alive in St Tropez, Nice, Eze, Cannes and the small but perfectly formed Monaco.

The French Riviera makes for a truly wonderful destination on and off season, not to mention its unique reputation as host of the legendary Cannes Festival, Monaco F1 Grand Prix and many international congresses and events. Let us guide you to the best beaches and bays to while away your time in…

Plage de Notre-Dame is considered to be one of the finest beaches in France. Not only a delight for the eyes but for the nose too, with the fresh natural scents of eucalyptus and pine filling the air. This beach is on Porquerolles, one of the three islands of the Hyeres archipelago, located just off the western side of the French Riviera coast.

After featuring in ‘And God Created Woman’ in 1956, Pampelonne Beach became one of the most legendary beaches on the French Riviera. With its vibrant night and day atmosphere, Pampelonne celebrates the sheer glamour and bliss of St Tropez life. Accessible by boat, it’s the perfect spot for a beach-lover’s charter itinerary – just drop the anchor and enjoy this secluded bay in peace.

Just off Cannes, on the Lerins archipelago, Sainte-Marguerite island is predominantly covered with pine forests and is home to secluded pebbly beaches with crystal-clear water lapping tranquil little coves. Many wild beaches lie on the island for you to explore. Sticking to one would practically be a crime! Cruising towards the Lerins islands makes the perfect break from the buzzing French Riviera, allowing you to reconnect with nature and discover quiet solitude. Divers and snorkellers alike will be overwhelmed by the diversity of the seabed, birdwatchers will love observing numerous species, while those seeking sun will be keen to bask on the pristine beach.

Larvotto Beach is Monaco’s only beach. It’s an ideal spot to sunbathe whilst enjoying the most delicious cuisine. It is also a family friendly beach, offering facilities aimed specifically at children. Although Larvotto Beach is accessible to the public, there are private stretches for those seeking exclusivity Among them, La Note Bleue, offers parasols and a solarium to hire to perfect your summer glow.

Located on the peninsula between Juan-les-Pins and Antibes, La Garoupe Beache was instrumental in making the French Riviera famous back in the 1920’s. It’s the perfect spot to anchor your chartered yacht and see where Hemingway, Picasso and Fitzgerald used to spend their summers. La Garoupe is a silky soft white sand beach with numerous private beach clubs – the most sophisticated and recognisable by its long wooden jetty is Plage Keller.