St Tropez rose to fame in the 1950’s due to its feature in Brigitte’s Bardot’s successful film “Et Dieu Créa la Femme” (And God Created Woman), and it has since been a hotspot for celebrities, VIP’s and yacht charterers alike. What used to be a peaceful fishing village is now a thriving tourist destination with a diverse array of restaurants, bars and clubs – providing the perfect place to stop on your French Riviera yacht charter holiday!
Cannes is at the centre of all things glamorous on the French Riviera. If you are planning a holiday here this summer, here are some of the most fashionable spots to visit. Being based in Cannes, we can give you recommendations on all the best destinations for food, drinks and stunning views.
Boatbookings took to the streets today to scout out the most captivating fashion garments and accessories that are gracing the windows of Cannes’ most elite designers for the 70th annual Cannes Film Festival. Every year all eyes are on the VIPs and celebrities that come from far and wide to shore-up their luxury super-yachts next to the Palais des Festivals, and dress to the nines in the most fabulous gowns that are at the very height of fashion.
Chartering yachts is a true luxury due to the privacy, exclusivity and impeccable service received. There is a myriad of yachts available for charter, each suiting different needs such as party, family or watersports preferences! Celebrities adore chartering yachts as a way of escaping to fantastic locations with their friends to get some peace and quiet! We’ve spotted just some of the people you may recognise hanging out in yachting hotspots…
Cannes is the most exciting place to be this week, with the vibrant and prestigious film festival in full swing! A-listers have flocked to this glamorous location for premieres, after parties and celebrations. The Palais is alive with music, dancing and most of all movies! The red carpet signifies the exclusivity of the event, yet civilians are brushing shoulders with celebrities as they stroll down the promenade which reminds us that it is all happening on our doorstep!
In August we are noticing an overflow of luxury nautical trends all based around our favourite yachting hotspots. Kiton has included a nautical theme with their collection, Fabergé has a new French Riviera timepiece and POPS champagne lollies are being served at yachting events around the world.
The French Riviera is the local hangout for celebrities this summer thanks to the warm seas, vibrant nightlife and picturesque towns. Discover how Dior unveils his seaside childhood in his new nautical collection, Leonardo DiCaprio parties in the French Riviera and Kimberly Garner models her new high-end swimwear collection in St Tropez.
Nautical necklaces and boaty bracelets have set sail this summer with Dior’s jewelry line. The collection is a tribute to his fond childhood memories spent in his childhood seaside villa; the line tells the story of travel, luck and his passion for roses. Nostalgia must have kicked in with the creation of a twisted outline of gold rice grains as an ode to the ocean, ‘what is more metaphorical than a medallion’ says de Castellane?
This summer the ‘nautical’ look is making it’s mark. Here are some quirky and questionable trends that we have noticed are very popular in the French Riviera.
Is green the new black? Adidas are striving to save the seas by creating trainers made using garbage from the sea. This innovative design is partially made from waste materials; the sole of the sneaker from sustainable materials whilst the upper part is from recycled ocean waste. The trash was collected whilst on a mission to monitor illegal poaching, hence the colour of the shoe stemming from the green fishing nets used in the expedition.