Itinerary Monaco – Beaux Arts By The Sea


Itinerary Monaco – Beaux Arts By The Sea

A handful of ports in the Western Mediterranean act as magnets for the world’s largest and most impressive charter yachts. Monaco is foremost among them.

Like Antibes and Saint-Tropez, Monaco is a center of glitterati and paparazzi. Hollywood stars, business titans and royal families alike con­verge here each summer to bask in the sunshine as well as the aura of importance.

Monaco Grand Prix, view over Monaco Formula 1 circuit
Monaco Grand Prix, view over Monaco Formula 1 circuit

The premier time to charter a yacht in Monaco is during the Grand Prix in May, when the lo­cal streets transform into one of the world’s most renowned Formula One racetracks. The largest charter yachts offer private, unobstructed views of the race from their sun decks in the harbor, with high-definition televisions tuned to the celebrations ashore.

Monaco yacht charter, dining on deck
Monaco yacht charter, dining on deck

Enjoy gourmet meals prepared by your charter yacht’s chef while other spectators wait in line for tables at restaurants in town. Celebrate race-day winners while lounging in your yacht’s hot tub instead of having to nudge your way through the crowds in the streets.

Beyond Grand Prix week, a Monaco yacht charter offers summer-long luxury shopping, dining and gambling. Everyday dress on this city’s streets is elegant, with diamonds and stiletto heels worn for trips to the local boulangeries.

The Monte-Carlo Casino is a grand Beaux Arts structure designed by the same architect who penned the Paris opera, and is worth a visit for a look at its elegance alone. You may enjoy imagining that you’re visiting the casino alongside its most famous pop-culture visitor: super-spy 007 James Bond.

Monaco yacht charter restaurant Alain Ducasse à l'Hôtel de Paris
Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse à l’Hôtel de Paris

Naturally, there is a wonderful selection of high-class places to eat; from Michelin starred brasseries like Le Louis XV Alain Ducasse at the Hotel de Paris, to cosy local spots.

yachts for charter

AIR
AIR
Cabins: 7
Guests: 12
Length: 265ft 9in / 81m
Price: $951,387
ARROW
ARROW
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 246ft 1in / 75m
Price: $924,204
O'PTASIA
O'PTASIA
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 278ft 10in / 85m
Price: $869,839
ELEMENTS
ELEMENTS
Cabins: 12
Guests: 24
Length: 262ft 6in / 80m
Price: $869,839
AMARYLLIS
AMARYLLIS
Cabins: 6
Guests: 12
Length: 257ft 3in / 78.4m
Price: $770,000
LAUREN L
LAUREN L
Cabins: 24
Guests: 40
Length: 294ft 11in / 89.9m
Price: $755,673

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