One of the world’s first modern resort areas, the French Riviera remains to this day the playground for the rich, famous and fabulous. From terrific beaches, to charming coastal towns, chic cities and some of the top party destinations in the Mediterranean, the Côte d'Azur is very much alive.
What might have been the best beach bar in the 60s or the best fine dining restaurant could very well still be, the only change being a new night club hot spot or five-star luxury hotel.
From Monaco to St Tropez, the French Riviera comprises the world famous resort towns of Cap d’Ail, Beaulieu Sur Mer, Antibes, Cannes, Nice and Juan-les-Pins, to name a few. This is a yachting mecca, where many of the world’s biggest and best private yachts spend their summer holidays. As a result Superyacht charters in the South of France are also highly popular.
Day 1: Living it up in Monaco
Take the eight minute helicopter flight from Nice Airport to Monaco, skirting over villas and villages, before boarding your yacht in Port d’Hercule. Settle in with cocktails and dinner aboard, before going ashore to try your hand at the roulette table at the legendary Casino de Monte Carlo.
You may prefer to hive off into the Casino’s new Buddha-Bar, a converted theatre, all velvet drapery and exotic opulence, or head for Jimmy’z for the top DJs or Black Legend for live music.