The French Riviera is renowned throughout the world for its warm climate, blue skies, and versatile sceneries. However, despite its mostly unwavering weather, there are some occasional rainy days which do occur every once in a while. In the unlikely event that it does happen on your luxury yacht charter — do not despair! Instead, why not make the best of a bad situation by ditching the sea for land? Here’s where we recommend you go…
If you are anchored around Nice:
We suggest you and your family to either rent a car or arrange a transfer to St-Martin-Vésubie, an Alpine village ideal for hiking and family days spent in the mountains. An hour drive from Nice airport, you won’t regret exploring this beautiful area which the locals lovingly named the “Niçoise Switzerland”. The Niçois people have been staying in this area for several centuries during the summer. Boasting spectacular hiking trails, panoramic views, and a gorgeous lake, Parc Alpha (in the heart of the National Parc of Mercantour) around St-Martin-Vesubie is the ideal getaway during your charter holiday. Change it up and enjoy traditional Alpine cuisine in one of the mountain rustic restaurants, take in the natural scenery and explore the outdoors! Parc Alpha is also known for being the home to wolves in the South Of France, which are protected and shown to families in an ethical and sustainable way.
If you are anchored around Monaco:
Leave your luxury yacht and take the family and kids to the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco. With towering aquariums, a kaleidoscope of exotic fish and coral reefs, this extraordinary museum is an insight into the vast mystery that constitutes the ocean. Adorned with an unrivalled panoramic sea view from ‘The Rock,’ this historic museum is fascinating to people of all ages, and has rightfully become a “must-sea” experience. In addition, the museum regularly holds thought-provoking exhibitions. It is as interesting as it is fun!
If you are anchored around St Tropez:
Head to a spa : Disembark your luxury yacht and head to La Reserve Spa in Ramatuelle— allow yourself to be pampered with one-of-a-kind massages, take a dip in the pool or detox in the sauna and steam room. Delight your tastebuds at their starred restaurant, or simply relax and unwind in the tranquil, zen setting of the Mediterranean. The sight of the sea, the soft breezes of the South, the surreal beauty of the location, and the omnipresence of surrounding nature will ensure that you have the best possible time.
Head to a museum: If you are seeking entertainment in the proximity of the St Tropez bay, look no further than “La Citadelle de Saint-Tropez – Musée d’histoire maritime” — the ideal outing for family members of all ages, learn about the history and legends of the St Tropez port in this beautiful antiquated citadel. The museum, that has recently been renovated into a museum oozes with history and tradition. Perched on the top of a hill and overlooking the bay, it is the perfect place to go and revel in the awe-inspiring coastal views and learning about the history of the French Riviera.
If you are anchored around Cannes:
Step off your luxury charter yacht and go shop till you drop! Cannes is home to a plethora of high-end shopping boutiques, which can be found on either Rue d’Antibes, or the more exclusive Boulevard de La Croisette. These two streets are adorned by an extensive amount of up-and-coming designer boutiques, such as Les Projecteurs and 55 Croisette, that boast an eclectic selection of fashionable prêt-a-porter. Cannes also possesses haute couture shops and designer retail stores of the biggest names in fashion, including Hermes, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Fendi, Prada and Dior, to name a few– you can find everything from the latest fashion to limited edition jewellery and bespoke timepieces here.
Want to charter on the French Riviera? Enquire with one of our brokers today!