One small stretch of Mediterranean coastline has always epitomised the glamour and sophistication of superyachting.
From the fairy-tale kingdom of Monaco along the French Riviera to Saint-Tropez, the very names drip with sophistication: Monte-Carlo, Cap Ferrat, Nice, Antibes, Cannes.
A playground for film stars and royalty, sheiks and industrial magnates, the Côte d’Azur never loses its gloss, offering just about everything that is synonymous with the lifestyle of the rich and famous.
But its enduring appeal is more than skin deep – beyond the glittering nightclubs and casinos, haughty boutiques, fabled hotels and Michelin-starred restaurants there are relaxed beach clubs, ancient fishing villages, cheerfully casual markets, and tiny delicatessens jammed with locally produced delights. And the blue waters of the Mediterranean lap a coastline that offers innumerable sheltered bays, anchorages and a good selection of marinas.