The Cote d’ Azur (known in English as the French Riviera) is an area within the South of France, running from Monaco in the north-east down to Toulon to the south-west, which is an exceptionally popular destination for large private luxury yachts during the summer season and so there is potentially also an abundance of boats to choose from which are available to charter. What can you expect on a yacht charter in the Cote d’ Azur? The Area:
The Cote d’ Azur (French Riviera) is a stretch of coastline along the southeast of France which comprises Monaco, Nice and Cannes down to Toulon or even Cassis, as there is no official definition of the territory. The towns along the Cote d’ Azur have developed a reputation since the 19th Century as a summering spot for the rich and famous, creating a well-established tourism industry for boutiques and high-end luxury goods. This is where to see glitz and glamour; its where to ‘be seen’ alongside the wealthy and famous. The Yachts:
On a yacht charter holiday on the French Riviera, in the South of France, you can experience all the razzle-dazzle you need. This is the part of the Mediterranean where you can find the glitz and glamour; the Versace; the Dior; and the Cartier. You can experience famous towns where the rich and famous hang out, like Nice, Antibes, Cannes, St Tropez and Marseilles. Or you can just relax and enjoy the naturally beautiful coastline and quiet restaurants - it's all up to you on your luxury yacht. This article covers the must know places to go in the luxury yachting hotspot of France.
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Explore the variety of Luxury Motor Yachts available in the French Riviera, including ANCORA, BELLISSIMA-C and MY TRUST FUND. ANCORA is a 34.11m (111' 10") good sized yacht launched in 2007. Motor yacht ANCORA, crafted by Leopard (arno) and Baccigalupo, accommodates nine charter guests in four cabins. At 41.00m (134' 6"), BELLISSIMA-C is larger than ANCORA and was launched in 2007. BELLISSIMA-C, crafted by Codecasa, sleeps eight charter guests in four cabins. Launched more recently than BELLISSIMA-C, MY TRUST FUND is a 45.00m (147' 7") large luxury yacht launched in 2008. Motor Yacht MY TRUST FUND, produced by Hakvoort and Felix Buytendijk Design and Diana Yacht Design, sleeps ten guests in five cabins. This is simply a selection of luxury motor yachts available for charter in the French Riviera. Please see this link for more:
IPHARRA, VICTORIA and Mystery are Luxury Sailing Yachts available in the French Riviera. IPHARRA is a 31.09m (102' ) well sized yacht launched in 2009. Sailing Yacht IPHARRA, created by Sunreef Yachts, accommodates twelve guests in five cabins. At 43.40m (142' 4"), VICTORIA is larger than IPHARRA and was launched in 2004. Sailing yacht VICTORIA, created by Ron Holland and Perini Navi and Cristiano Gatto, sleeps ten guests in five cabins. Mystery is a 34.30m (112' 6") good sized yacht launched in 2000. Sailing Yacht Mystery, produced by Nautor Swan and German Frers and Dick Young And Nautor Design Group, accommodates eight passengers in four cabins. By clicking the link below you can see a full list of the luxury sailing yachts available in the French Riviera.
Luxury Catamarans available in the French Riviera include S/Y ETOILE MAGIQUE, Imagine Heaven and S/Y Catsy. S/Y ETOILE MAGIQUE is a 24.60m (80' 8") good sized yacht launched in 2005. S/Y ETOILE MAGIQUE sleeps sixteen charter guests in eight cabins. Launched more recently than S/Y ETOILE MAGIQUE, Imagine Heaven is a 64'5" well sized luxury yacht launched in 2007. Imagine Heaven, produced by Yapluka , sleeps six passengers in 2 Queen and 1 Twin cabins. S/Y Catsy is a 18.90m (62' ) well sized luxury yacht launched in 2008. S/Y Catsy, by Sunreef Yachts, sleeps eight charter passengers in four cabins. To see other luxury catamarans that are now available for yacht charter in the French Riviera use the following link.
Explore the variety of Yachts available in the French Riviera, including Calypso (, LAYSH LA and Attimo. Calypso ( is a 201.78ft / 61.50m important luxury yacht launched in 2003. Luxury Yacht Calypso (, crafted by Amels, accommodates twelve charter guests in six cabins. LAYSH LA is a 25.00m (82' ) well proportioned yacht launched in 2001. Luxury yacht LAYSH LA, developed by Studio Torrigini and Amer, sleeps eight charter passengers in four cabins. At 31.45m (105'), Attimo is larger than LAYSH LA and was launched in 2004. Luxury sailing yacht Attimo, developed by CMN, accommodates eleven charter guests in four cabins. There are plenty of great yachts available in the French Riviera. Please click on the link below to see more yachts in this vacation destination.
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