Princess Charter yacht Never Enough is berthed in the Cap D’Antibes, in Cote D’Azur South of France. The area is one of the favourite destinations of the international Jet Set. It reaches from Saint Tropez and Cannes to the principality of Monaco, along a rugged coastline that’s broken only by long stretches of golden sand – some of the most glamorous beaches in the world.
Away from the glitz and glamour there’s still plenty of opportunity to escape the crowds and absorb the rich cultural heritage and picturesque landscape of the region. The verdant countryside is dotted with ancient chateaux and medieval villages that are unchanged through the decades, and offer wonderful exploring for those wanting peace and quiet.
The French are passionate about food, and no more so than on the Cote D’Azur, where eating out is a way of life. There is an abundance of locally produced vegetables, fresh seafood and soups for which the area is famous. If you are eating on board, fresh produce can be bought daily at the local markets, alongside nut and olive breads dipped in olive oil.
Overlooking the azure waters of the Mediterranean, Nice is a fine balance of old and new, contrasting the winding streets of the Vielle Ville and its colourful shops and galleries, with the glitz and glamour of its many designer boutiques and fashion houses. Choose high octane retail therapy, or you can while away a few quiet hours at one of the many little cafes that line the narrow streets, and just let the world go by.
Pay a visit to the World’s perfume capital, and behold the endless fields of lavender that have become synonymous with the landscape of Provence. If you’ve got time, many of the perfumeries offer free tours of their factories. If not, pick up a bottle of perfume in picturesque Grasse and breathe in the heady scent of lavender.
No trip to the Cote D’Azur is complete (especially by yacht) without a visit to this tiny French Principality. Monaco is known the world over for its glamour, especially when the Grand Prix comes to town. If you are planning to be in Monaco for the Grand Prix, we will need to know well in advance as berths close by can be difficult to secure.
The town of Menton offers the same picture-postcard beauty of the better known coastal villages of the Cote D’Azur but without the visitors. Out of season, beaches are almost deserted, and there is space to stroll uninhibited through its streets and gardens. In February, the town comes alive with its Lemon Festival, a colourful celebration of Spring, with some impressive floats made almost entirely of oranges and lemons.
Enjoying a cruise in this region of the West Mediterranean could be as easy as sitting down and letting us do the rest.
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