Seven Days to Embrace French Savoir-Faire : From the elegant seaside resort of Roquebrune-Cap-Martin to the legendary casino of Monte Carlo; from the celebrated shopping of Cannes to the chic beach clubs of St. Tropez; the French Riviera remains the perfect venue for a summertime charter aboard MY Starfire. Adorned with an array of fine dining and entertainment establishments, this attractive shoreline stays true to its alluring French sophistication. Revel in picture-perfect harbors, glamorous cities, and medieval villages; discover secluded coves and lovely beaches by either jet ski or tender; and enjoy myriad opportunities to mingle with the rich and famous. Visit Nice for its delectable cuisine, Menton for its distinctive style, and Grasse for its world-renowned perfumeries. With the summer season just around the corner, charter a super yacht such as MY Starfire to discover the French Riviera’s savoir-faire.
Day One: Cannes : Arrive in style in dazzling Cannes. Famous for its annual film festival, held annually in the month of May, this coastal gem is a prime shopping destination for those who seek the finest. Stroll along the Promenade de La Croisette for Cartier or Louis Vuitton, then down a narrow alleyway to find a series of quintessential French designer boutiques.
Day Two: St. Tropez : Enjoy St. Tropez’ hedonistic air. Made famous by beautiful Brigitte Bardot in the ’50s, this once peaceful fishing village is now a haven for jet setters. Sip on colorful cocktails at La Voile Rouge before dining al fresco in one of St. Tropez adorable bistros.
Day Three: Cap D’Antibes : After a night of St. Tropez festivities, indulge in an afternoon of peaceful tranquility while anchoring next to the esteemed Hotel Cap-Eden-Roc. For an afternoon jaunt, admire the beauty of Exflora Park – famed for its beautiful roses and intricate landscaping – or the ingenuity of Picasso at the Picasso Museum.
Day Four: Villefranche-Sur-Mer : Setting the scene for many cinematic endeavors, Villefranche-sur-Mer is a picturesque harbor that overlooks the prominent Cap Ferrat peninsula. Spend the day either exploring lovely cobblestone streets or indulging in the panorama from various lookouts around this beautiful city.
Day Five: Monaco: Embrace Port Hercules’ magic, Monaco’s famous seaside entrance. Take a stroll up to the castle to view the changing of the guards; visit the world-class oceanographic museum; then don your most elegant attire for a culinary feast aboard your luxury yacht.
Day Six: Menton : Often referred to as ‘The Pearl of France’, Menton is remarkably pretty. Admire spectacular olive trees in Parc du Pian; shop for local handicrafts at the historical covered market; then be in awe of priceless works of art at the world-renowned Jean Cocteau Museum.
Day Seven: Nice : Before returning home with memories of French delicacies, leisurely walk along the Promenade des Anglais taking a series of snapshot of your favorite superyacht. Find a Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant for one last afternoon delight.
Bio: Article provided by LuxeInACity, a luxury travel magazine, in collaboration with MY Starfire, a 178′ Benetti superyacht for charter in the Caribbean and Mediterranean Sea. .
Emily Mack Melody Delgado Tim Nelson
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