French Riviera 8 Day Crewed Catamaran Itinerary
French Riviera 8 Day Crewed Catamaran Itinerary - Discover Nice, Villefranche, Îles de Lérins, Cannes, Théoule sur Mer, St Tropez, Île du Lévant, Île de Port-Cros, Îles de Porquerolles & Pampelonne Beach
The French Riviera is a fantastic destination to charter one of our stunning luxury crewed catamarans. From the lively streets of Monaco to the calm and relaxing sandy beaches of the Porquerolles Islands, there is plenty for you and your family and friends to explore. Our crewed catamarans will provide you with complete stability whilst sailing, and allow you to get closer to you favourite island destinations. Take a look at this sample itinerary for more ideas of places to visit during your next luxury charter experience in the French Riviera!
On your first day, arrive in Nice and discover this traditionally Rivieran town; wander down the Promenade des Anglais, explore the Parc de la Colline du Château with panoramic sea views, and dine at the famed Le Chantecler restaurant inside the beautiful Hotel Negresco. Then go on to meet your fantastic crew at the port of Nice and get settled in on board your luxury crewed catamaran.
Head over to the stunning town of Villefranche, perhaps have dinner in one of the many fantastic seafood restaurants in the harbour, or cruise around to some of the many bays surrounding Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat and watch the sun go down with an Aperol Spritz in hand! Set up anchor at your favourite sheltered bay along the Cap and enjoy your first night on board.
On the second day of your French Riviera adventure, cruise around to the Cap d'Antibes and discover the beautiful walk around the peninsula that extends out to the crystal clear waters of the Meditteranean. Then sail accross to the idyllic Îles de Lérins, where you can relax in the stunning bays overlooking Cannes. Taste the home-grown wines of the resident monks of Île St-Honorat, or why not try out La Guerite, a fantastic restaurant on Île Ste-Margeurite that serves up the freshest seafood caught on the day.
In the evening, make the short journey accross to Cannes and discover this vibrant town at night. Take a walk down La Croisette, have drinks in one of the many beach clubs and then party the night away in the renowned Bâoli or Gotha night clubs. Spend the night in Le Vieux Port de Cannes, located right next to the world famous Palais des Festivals.
On the morning of your third day, sit outside in one of the many cafés next the Marché Forville in Cannes and taste the best fresh crêpes around! Then set sail to the beautiful coastal towns that are situated between Cannes and St Tropez. Firstly, stop at Mandelieu-La-Napoule, a picturesque seaside village that is home to the impressive Château de la Napoule. This enchanting fortress was originally built in the 14th century, and brought back to life by the artist Henry Clews Jr and his wife Marie Clews. It's gardens are delightful to explore with both children and adults, and you can later have a delicious lunch on the castle's terrace with stunning views out to the Lérins Islands and beyond.
Then head over to Théoule sur Mer, which is the perfect place to try out your on board water toys! With a quiet and open bay, and a beach that is largely undiscovered by mainstream tourists, you will be sure to have a fantastic day in the sun. Set up anchor here for the night, or at your preferred coastal spot and enjoy a delicious meal made for you by your on board chef, looking out onto the fiery sunset.
Today you will make the journey over to the VIP hotspot of St Tropez. On your way, why not stop at the coastal resort of Fréjus and explore the fascinating Roman ruins there, and the epic Gothic cathedral that has some of the most impressive medieval frescos! Then sail around to St Tropez, where despite its reputation as a destination for the rich and famous, you can actually spend the day on the more serene side of the town, sitting in the Place des Lices with a coffee, watching the world go by and the locals playing the traditional game of 'pétanque'.
If you are in need of some time simply relaxing and soaking up the sun, then head over to the world famous Pampelonne beach, where you can indulge at Club 55, Nikki Beach or Les Palmiers, tasting the best cocktails and most exquisite food there is around - and you might even bump into Leonardo di Caprio whilst you're at it!
On Day 5, sail from St Tropez over to Île de Levant, one of the tranquil and idyllic Hyères islands. You can explore this natural paradise by foot or on board your catamaran, discovering the island's rare plants and wildlife. Then head to some of the best beaches in the area, such as Plage des Grottes, or if you are interested in getting involved in the 'naturist' tradition of the island, try out Plage de Sable Levant!
Today, sail the short distance over to the Île de Port-Cros, which is France's smallest national park, ensuring the protection of the island's abundance of rare and endangered species including 144 bird species and 180 fish species. This really is the ideal place to snorkel and swim in the turquoise waters, admiring the spectacular marine life and natural surroundings. Set up anchor here for the night and embrace you wild and untouched surroundings.
On the morning of day 7, cruise over to the paradise that is the Porquerolles island. With the smell of pinewood and eucalyptus in the air and stunning white sandy beaches, you will be sure to find complete peace and tranquility here. Hire bikes and explore the nature trails around the island and have a picnic on the beach and dip your feet in the clearest and bluest waters you will see for a long time! Or why not dine at L'Olivier, an exquisite Michelin starred restaurant at Le Mas de Langoustier hotel, situated overlooking the Langoustier bay that is simply breathtaking. Spend your last night at anchor on this blissful island - you will never want to leave!
Sadly it is time to say goodbye! On your final day, sail back to St Tropez, stopping along the coast and perhaps getting some final sun again back at Pampelonne Beach! Say your farewells to your fantastic crew and thank them for their goodwill throughout the duration of your charter. It will have been an unforgettable charter vacation on board your luxury crewed catamaran, making you want to return to the French Riviera year after year!