As the evenings brighten and sunglasses replace beanies, attention turns to this summer’s exotic getaway and plan your Mediterranean yacht holiday. Every year, excited adventurers flock to the French Riviera. Since the 1920’s, the Riviera has captivated the American audience. It’s the romantic patchwork of opulent towns and charming villages, the inimitable fusion of cultures and the enthralling history of the region that makes it oh-so hard to leave.



A Magical Mediterranean Yacht Holiday Itinerary

While most first time visitors to the French Riviera will know of the acclaimed strongholds of the world’s affluent elite such as Monaco and Saint Tropez, it is often a surprise and a source of great pleasure to realize just how tantalizingly close these alluring attractions are. A three-hour meander East from Saint Tropez will bring the glamorous sight of Monte Carlo’s towering hotels and elegant casinos into view.


The Unsurpassed Beauty of the Riviera coastline

The coastline between these affluent havens boasts a wealth of clandestine treasures. There are charming, labyrinthine villages with winding cobbled paths. Bustling metropolitan hubs that ooze glamour and finesse. There are also idyllic islands and secluded beaches where you can unwind in the most tranquil of environments.

For the more adventurous among us, the French Riviera serves as a springboard towards foreign soils. Within four hours of departing Cannes or it’s neighboring ports, you could be cruising in the crystal waters of the enchanting island of Corsica. Beyond the untouched golden sand and charming towns of Corsica, you will find the island of Sardinia. With promises of delectable gastronomy and the unforgettable beauty of the Cinque Terre fishing havens. A yacht charter from the French Riviera knows no bounds.


A Splendour of Culinary Delights

The cultural heritage of the Mediterranean makes for a truly delectable culinary journey. The region proudly boasts some of the finest restaurants in the world. Elegantly resting on the Cap d’Antibes, Hotel Eden Rock offers the opportunity to relish in the culinary genius of Master Chef Jean-Georges Vongerichten. An absolute haven for foodies. This theme of world class dining is continued throughout the Mediterranean. With the world-renowned Michelin-star restaurant at the Grand-Hôtel du Cap Ferrat being a true highlight. Showcasing the best of Mediterranean cuisine (along with a simply spectacular wine collection).

La Chévre D’Or found in the charming town of Eze is an absolute must. Further afield, for those who journey to Sardinia, the pilgrimage Rocco Lannone’s kitchen at the Forte Gourmet Restaurant often proves irresistible. With such a unique and harmonious union of cultures, a Mediterranean yachting holiday is sure to leave your taste buds tingling.


Stare adoringly at the walls of Picasso’s residence, now harmoniously decorated with some of his finest works, or trace the steps of Coco Channel in the Mediterranean haven of Saint Tropez

The Riviera Romance

A Mediterranean yacht holiday will expose you to a history that is rich and diverse. Meander around softly crumbling Roman ruins on the Lérin Islands. Also saunter through the winding cobbled streets that snake their way up Le Suquet in Cannes. And walk along the immaculately preserved walls of Antibes constructed in the 10th century to keep Barbarian tribes at bay. Or follow in the footsteps of Nietzsche in Eze.

Stare adoringly at the walls of Picasso’s residence. Now decorated with some of his finest works. Or trace the steps of Coco Channel in the Mediterranean haven of Saint Tropez. Visit the landing sites of selfless American troops in 1944, as Operation Dragoon saw the Allies liberate this beautiful paradise. Or seek tranquility in the gardens of the Rothschild Villa at St. Jean-Cap-Ferrat. A Mediterranean yacht holiday truly allows you to travel back in time. Every port and every building has its own stories to tell.

Embarking upon a Mediterranean yacht holiday will allow you to experience life to the full. Offering a wonderful array of delectable cuisine and wines, rich history and culture. Cure those winter woes and follow your heart to the Mediterranean. 212 Yachts have the perfect luxury superyacht for a Mediterranean yacht holiday or motorboat awaiting your command.

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Jenny Caird, originally from Ireland, is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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