7 Day French Riviera Crewed Motor Yacht Itinerary
Explore the beautiful French Riviera over a weely crewed motor yacht charter of Cannes, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Monaco, Îles de Lérins, Port Grimaud and St Tropez
The French Riviera, also known as the birthplace of luxury yachting, is natuarlly the most sought after destination for those seeking sophisticated relaxation onboard a motor yacht in the French Riviera. With relatively short cruising times between each glamorous town, you can embrace the very best that the French Riviera has to offer over a weekly charter, expertly designed and tailored to you and each guest.
From the iconic hotspots of Monaco, Cannes, Antibes and Saint Tropez to the hidden gems such as Îles de Lérins and the national parks, we’re sure that wherever you decide to explore on the Côte d’Azur you’re going to have an unforgettable adventure. Scroll for a little inspiration on the ultimate motor yacht itinery and enquire to tailor your bespoke vacation.
What better place to meet your Captain and crew than in Cannes. Step onboard your luxury motor yacht at noon and once settled in, explore the lavish boutiques of La Croisette and the cobbled streets of Le Suquet; take a look at our top 10 bars and restaurants for some inspiration and our top-picks.
For those looking to explore, cruise to Îles de Lérins; a hushed haven only a short distance off-shore but a world away from the buzz of Cannes. Steeped in history, the islands have been home to a monastic community since the 5th Century. Soak up the stunning scenery from the foredeck and dip below the surface for a vibrant snorkel.
As the sun dips below the horizon, make the quick trip back to Cannes for an overnight anchorage. Abuzz with life, a summer evening on La Croisette is truly spectacular; get your dates right and you will be experience the famed summer firework display from the aft-deck, which really is spectacular!
Rise early and cruise to Juan-Les-Pins for a delightful breakfast at Cap-Eden-Rock, located in Baie des Milliardaires (Billionaire's Bay); overlooking the stunning infinity pool and your yacht in the distance. In Juan-Les-Pins you'll enjoy boutique shopping and blissfull beaches.
The annual jazz festival attracts the jet-set and a vibrant atmosphere, shaded by the Gould Pine Forest. Early afternoon, venture to St Jean Cap Ferrat and drop the anchor, taking out your water toys and exploring the surrounding area by jetski, paddleboard and kayak. Come sunset, head to Éze by tender and enjoy fresh Grouper at the two Michelin-Starred Chèvre d'Or.
Enjoy a beautifully prepared breakfast overlooking St Jean Cap Ferrat whilst underway to Paloma Beach in time for a refreshing late morning dip and a fresh lunch of grilled fresh fish and local delicacies. After lunch, continue to Monaco for a night of sophistication and glamour. An evening drink at the Casino will begin the night in style, before dinner and dancing at the renowned Buddah Bar.
Take an early morning stroll up to the Prince's Palace and the nearby Oceanographic Museum, perfect for families with young children. If you're looking for a dose of retail therapy, the selection of boutiques surrounding Casino Square, whilst those Formula One fans can make the most of tracing the Monaco Grand Prix track down the hill back to your yacht.
La Guérite on Les Îles de Lérins is a must-visit for lunch. Nestled on a rocky cove of the Sainte-Marguerite island, the establishment is reguerly frequented by A-List celebrities and renowned for their sublime salt-crusted sea bass. Soak up the atmosphere before a late afternoon cruise towards Port Grimaud for a exquisitely served alfresco dinner on the main aft-deck, as the sunset casts its eveing glow over the pastel-painted town.
Port Grimaud, also known as the Provençale Venice, is nestled halfway between St Tropez and St Maxime in the Golfe of St Tropez. It's a lively, colourful place built as a series of islands and canals and is therefore excellent to discover by foot.
After exploring this quaint town, continue your journey past the red cliffs of Esterel, make the most of your water toys to explore the unique coves and continue towards St Tropez for the evening. Venture into town or have your crew prepare your dinner.
Once a sleepy fishing village, St Tropez has been transformed into one of the French Rivieras most glamourous hotspot - namely renowned for its chic beach clubs. A selection of exotic fresh fruits and pastries will be the perfect start before heading to Nikki Beach for lunch. Chilled champagne, innovative dining, fantastic DJs and exciting entertainment all come together to create a scene that is not to be missed.
For dinner, take a short cruise to the Club 55 St Tropez jetty. The open-air eatery serves food and drink in an environment that has kept it a top choice since it's 1955 opening.
With this being the last day of your charter, we highly recommend making the most of your luxury motor yacht before disembarking with one last whiz on the water toys, a delicious meal and of course, a glass of bubbly.
Our french Riviera Charter Yachts
We have hundreds of luxury yachts available for charter on the French Riviera. We also offer a wide range of sailing yachts perfect for enjoying this gorgeous area and many motor yachts for a special day cruise, should you wish to sample a luxury yacht.
Browse our luxury crewed motor yachts, or chat to our experts to begin planning your bespoke charter vacation.