The South of France is not only a yacht charter paradise due to the Côte d’Azur‘s glorious blue waters, stunning beaches lined with palm trees, numerous Michelin-starred restaurants and known for its’ cultural and historical sites – but also hosts many of the world’s most notorious A-List events.
From the Formula 1 Grand Prix in Monaco to the Cannes Film Festival, the French Riviera is the world’s most popular yacht charter destination from May through October. Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Antibes, Nice and Villefranche are other popular ports along any South of France which can be added to your yacht charter itinerary.
Contact us at today to book your Private Yacht Vacation along the Côte d’Azur during any of the following events listed. Here is your calendar of event highlights along the Côte d’Azur for this upcoming season.
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ROLEX MONTE CARLO MASTERS
April 14 – 22, 2018
For sports fans, Monaco is home to the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters, part of the ATP World Tour Masters 1000, which takes place this year from April 14 – 22, 2018 where the world’s greatest players face each other on the clay courts at the prestigious Monte Carlo Country Club.
CANNES FILM FESTIVAL
May 8th-19th, 2018
The dates of the infamous Cannes Film Festival generally tend to coincide well with the Grand Prix, taking place May 8th through May 19th, 2018, meaning you can enjoy two of the world’s most glittering events all in one yacht charter. The Cannes Film Festival is undeniably one of the most glamorous events on the luxury yachting calendar.
GRASSE ROSE FESTIVAL
May 10-13th, 2018
The city of Grasse is the perfume capital of the world, based on a long history of rose and lavender farming. This 5-day festival celebrates the rose with displays, a parade of floats, and bouquet competitions comprised of over 60,000 locally grown roses.
THE HISTORIC GRAND PRIX
May 11th-13th, 2018
The Historic Grand Prix of Monaco dates back to 1977, taking place one every two years, but two weeks prior on the same exciting circuit as the notorious Formula 1 Grand Prix. The difference? Travel back in time as charming, classic cars race on this mythical, exciting track. Over 180 cars will be selected for their historical value and their degree of authenticty from pre-war A-series to Solo Ferraris, this is a race you won’t want to miss!
THE FORMULA ONE GRAND PRIX
May 24th-27th, 2018
The Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix is the hardest circuit of the Formula 1 World Championship, one of the greatest and most challenging racing events on the sports calendar. It is the most prestigious motor race of the world, under exceptional conditions. Read about the history behind the Grand Prix here. Professional racers travel laps at unthinkable speeds around the twists and hairpin turns of the famed Principality with elevation changes, and challenges not faced on any other track in that this circuit includes a tunnel at the fastest point on the track, forcing drivers to quickly adjust their vision. The circuit is known as an exceptional location of glamour and prestige. Avid Formula 1 fans watch from thousands of terraces and balconies, as well as from the aft decks of hundreds of yachts filled with spectators in the glimmering harbor of Port Hercules.
INTERNATIONAL YACHTING FESTIVAL OF CANNES
September 11-16, 2018
The International Yachting Festival of Cannes will celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2018 in the elegant, luxurious surroundings of the sparkling city of Cannes. Between the two ports of Cannes: the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, you will find over 600 boats in show as major yacht builders launch the start of the yachting season by showcasing their new build models, with around 100 new premieres.
MONACO YACHT SHOW
September 26-29, 2018
In late September, the Port Hercule hosts the Monaco Yacht Show, an incredible spectacle dedicated to luxury yachting. The Monaco Yacht Show has been one of the Principality of Monaco’s iconic events since 1991, and is an unmissable annual highlight on the yachting scene with numerous new launches are annually unveiled in a worldwide debut.
Our Luxury Charter Professionals can assist you in designing a tailor-made charter experience, catered specifically to you and your guests’ wishes to Monaco and the South of France, or any one of our other luxury yacht charter destinations.
We look forward to creating an unforgettable custom yacht charter experience for you.