Could this be your perfect yacht charter itinerary?
We wanted to share just one of the many bespoke itinerary routes that Swisspath Yachting offers – the very colourful French Riviera, from the glitz and the glamour to exploring the crystal clear waters and everything in-between.
Whether you are a seasoned yacht charter client or new to it all, we can of course also create a personalised yet flexible charter itinerary which will exceed all expectations should you prefer this. From island hopping and culture tours, to lazy days in the sun on a secluded beach, we make it happen.
THE FRENCH RIVIERA:
Antibes to St Tropez
Nestled between Cannes and Nice on the stunning Côte d’Azur, the thriving superyacht port of Antibes offers lavish luxury on the French Riviera. With its magnificent fortified harbour as a key focal point to the pretty coastal resort, Antibes is one of the most enchanting towns across the Mediterranean. This is where you board the yacht and set sail for one of the most popular destinations on the French Riviera, Saint Tropez oozes sophistication and glamour. The once tiny fishing village provides visitors with historical and cultural attractions as well as glamorous restaurants and exclusive clubs and bars.
In the afternoon, spend time exploring the mesmerizing quaint beauty, and pretty pastel coloured architecture Saint Tropez is renowned for. Visit the luxury boutiques for some high-end shopping before heading back to the beach to party the night away in one of the many lavish bars lining the bay.
Day 02 /
St Tropez to Porquerolles
Say farewell to the glitz and glamour of Saint Tropez and journey across the Gulf of Hyères to Porquerolles. With a population of around 200 people, this crescent-shaped island of unspoilt natural beauty is the perfect place for ultimate tranquillity. Take the tender ashore to Plage de Notre Dame and spend the morning relaxing on its pearl-white sands, before cycling through the island’s sanctuary made up of oak and pine trees, eucalyptus and wild herbs. In the evening visit the Michelin-starred L’Olivier restaurant, known for its inventive take on Mediterranean cooking, located in the traditional hotel of Le Mas du Langoustier.
Porquerolles to Port Cros
A short hop across the way is Port-Cros, the smallest of the three Golden Islands of the Gulf of Hyères. With no cars or bikes allowed on the island, the well-preserved National Park is the perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of the coast. Ideal for hiking, put on your walking shoes and follow the many marked trails around the Island, or alternatively, head to the water for a spot of diving. Discover the hidden gems of the island’s National Marine Park, the first of its kind in Europe which opened in 1963.
Port Cros to Pampelonne Beach
The next day you continue your journey back east along the coast and drop anchor at Pampelonne Plage. With its white sands and sparkling turquoise seas, it soon becomes clear as to why it’s known as ‘the crown jewel’ of beaches.
Pampelonne Beach to Cannes
Home to the world-renowned international film festival, Cannes has been hosting illustrious events for the rich and famous for the past 150 years. In the late afternoon, take in the grandeur of the mile-long Boulevard de la Croisette before either dining on board or taking a short drive out of town to the Michelin starred verdant L’Oasis gourmet restaurant, famed for its Mediterranean and Asian cuisine.
Cannes to Cap d’Antibes
Leaving Cannes behind you a leisurely sail takes you across the water to the rocky coastline of Cap d’Antibes, where you can take a 1-2 hour hike in the afternoon, taking in some of the most picture-perfect views, or simply soak up the sunshine on one of the many golden beaches.
Cap d’Antibes to Villefranche
The following morning you take a short cruise to the pretty fishing wharf of Villefranche-Sur-Mer. A beautiful hideaway on the Cote d’Azur overlooking the rolling hills and luxurious residences, there’s so much to see and do in this medieval coastal town. From the 16th century citadel, the church of Saint Michel, the cobblestone
lanes packed full of restaurants, and its three magnificent beaches, spend the day wrapped up in the charm of this picturesque village.
Villefranche to Cap Ferrat
With two pretty anchorages on either side of the forested peninsula of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, spend a peaceful day relaxing onboard appreciating the vistas of the rocky Provençal coastline. Take the tender across the cobalt waters to Paloma or Plage de Passable and enjoy a long lunch from one of the many charming beach clubs which boast a 1950s Riviera feel.
Cap Ferrat to Monaco
Before you say “Bon voyage!”, no trip to the French Riviera would be complete without a stop in the cosmopolitan city of Monaco. After a lazy start the day the yacht and her crew will take you further along the cost to your final destination. With its glitz, glamour and Grand Prix, Monaco exudes luxury. Walk along the yacht-lined harbour, head to the Prince’s Palace for the daily changing of the guards, dine in one of the many Michelin starred restaurants or visit the premium shopping boutiques packed with the biggest names in fashion and haute couture.
Following a leisurely breakfast, there is still time to explore more of the city before you jet home. The smallest country in the world, aside from the Vatican, Monaco is squeezed into just 200 hectares – the same size as London’s Hyde Park. What it lacks in size, it definitely makes up for in appeal – Monaco is packed with unique, unforgettable experiences just waiting to be explored.