Located at the heart of the French Riviera, yachting destinations don’t get much more iconic and glamorous than the seaside resort town of Cannes. Renowned internationally for its annual Film Festival in May, Cannes is home to must-visit attractions all year round. Read on and discover how to craft your ideal Cannes yacht charter experience.
beaches, restaurants and more
Cannes is famous for its extremely inviting and welcoming atmosphere. Take a stroll along the Croisette to discover the beautiful hotels. First made famous by Coco Chanel, the city with its beaches is a real temptation for guests.
Le Vieux Port
The Old Port of Cannes brings together the charm of picturesque medieval architecture – courtesy of Le Suquet, the old quarter of the town – with the glamour of yachts lined up on display for all to see. Here you can park yourself at one of the trendy bars which populate the water’s edge and watch the world go by. As an insider tip, the colours of the portside buildings truly come to life at nighttime, so make sure you’ve got your Instagram ready to share all the best bits of your Cannes yacht charter!
The Cannes Film Festival
Kicking off the superyacht season each spring, the Cannes Film Festival is an unmissable part of any Cannes yacht rental. There is never a dull moment during the festival, thanks to the exclusive galas, parties, concerts and charity balls which take place throughout the city. Get all glammed up using the amenities of your yacht for charter before heading out to the swanky street of La Croisette, where world-famous actors and celebrities congregate to celebrate the world’s best cinema.
This former military stronghold and prison – which previously held famous inmates including the French inventor of the steamboat, Marquis Jouffroy d’Abbans, and the Man in the Iron Mask – offers the ideal day trip away from the busy city during your Cannes yacht charter. Highlights of the island include its peaceful beaches and the Musée de la Mer housed at Fort Royal, which features Roman and Saracen shipwrecks.