Day Motor Trip: Cannes, Iles Lerins, La Napoule, Estorel, Frejus, St. Tropez
Cannes, being midway between St Tropez and Monaco, is an ideal place to start a day trip. Depending on the weather, you can head Northwest to Nice, Villefranche and Monaco, or Southeast to La Napoule, Estorel, Frejus and St Tropez.
Here is a sample itinerary South from Cannes – perfect for a day charter
|Meet the boat and leave from Cannes. Circle around the beautiful bay to see the town and Croisette from the water and zip over the the Iles de Lerins. There is clear water for snorkelling and usually plenty of boats to check out between the two islands. If you have plenty of time, get out for a hike around the island.Then head onward – there’s a lot more to the day! First you’ll head past la Bocca, where there are some nice sandy beaches that are less “flash” than Cannes.
|See the Castle of la Napoule – from the water or stop and see the museum and gardens if you wish. There’s a small beach near the castle as well. La Napoule also boasts a 3* Michelin restaurant called “the Oasis”.
|Esterel , St Rapheal and Frejus
|You’ll continue past beautiful small port towns as you approach the Estorel, an enormous and stunning rock formation. Then on to St Raphael and Frejus. Frejus has long sandy white beaches, and inland boats Roman ruins.
|There are really two St Tropez’s, the old town with its shops, winding streets and rows of Mangustas in the port, and the beaches on the other side of the peninsula, famous for the white sands and private beach restaurants.Most people chose to arrive at the beaches, for which the town is world famous. Make your reservations for any of the numerous restaurants and anchor offshore along with the Mangustas, Rivas and hundreds of other beautiful yachts. All of the beach restaurants have a different character, from relaxed to “flash”, but all offer good dining, social life, and of course comfortable beach chairs on which to relax for an afternoon. To see the stars, try to get into Club 55. For a very relaxed day with good service, we recommend Tropezina.
|Sadly, you need to get the boat back to Cannes, after a memorable day out. The return trip, past all of the above sights, will take approximately an hour in a motor boat.