Who will win at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival?

The 2019 Cannes Film Festival takes place in just three weeks time. The 72nd edition will run from the 14-25 May 2019 at the Palais des Festivals in Cannes, showcasing some of the finest pieces of cinematography from all around the world. If you’re looking to entertain in ultimate style, there is no better place to be than in the Vieux Port de Cannes on a superyacht.

With over a dozen strong entries seeking to win the prestigious Palme D’Or, the quality on show at this year’s event is second to none. The question of who will win is on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Highly acclaimed director, Pedro Almodóvar, has over 20 years of success at Cannes. His new release, titled ‘Pain and Glory’, is sure to have an excellent chance at claiming the 2019 Palme D’Or.

The existential drama thriller recounts the decline of film director, Salvador Mallo. Paying homage to the themes of cinema, emigration and anxiety, Pain and Glory is a stunning piece of cinematography. Antonio Banderas plays Mallo, and leads a star studded line up supported by Penélope Cruz, Asier Etxeandia and Leonardo Sbaraglia. Almodóvar was successful at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival with ‘Volver’, which saw Cruz walk away with the Best Actress award.

Pain and Glory marks Almodóvar’s sixth film to compete at Cannes, where he exhibited “All About My Mother” in 1999, “Broken Embraces” in 2009, “The Skin I Live In” in 2011 and “Julieta” in 2016. Watch this space to see whether his 2019 release will be triumphant in May!

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Places to Wine and Dine in St Tropez

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!

L'Opera St Tropez, Boatbookings Luxury Yacht Charter
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The Nicest Things in Nice!

Nice is the central point of the Riviera where the airport is busy with people in a happy holiday mood ready to step out into the glorious sunshine on the Cote d’Azur. Many of our clients will choose to start their nice yacht charter in the port, where I was lucky enough to be yesterday on the newly refitted IMPULSE which looks absolutely amazing! She is a fine example of a Sunseeker 28m with 2 double and 2 twin cabins, one of which is convertible…


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Charter A Luxury Yacht To St Tropez and Club 55 For the Day

Boats moored in St TropezA day charter to Club 55 on a sleek motor yacht is our most popular French Riviera destination; it really is the destination of choice if you want to experience St Tropez.

Club 55 originated in 1955 when Brigitte Bardot was filming And God Created Women on Pampelonne Beach and the director asked a fisherman’s hangout if they could cook for the cast. It’s been almost synonymous with the St Tropez Beach scene since then, and never disappoints. Club 55 is a well-groomed private beach club in the middle of Pampelonne Beach combined with a “laid back elegant” outdoor restaurant that serves perfect beach cuisine in a buzzy but relaxed and surprisingly intimate setting. A hotspot for the rich and famous, the beach and restaurant are open all summer long.
The pier at Club 55 on Pampelonne beach in St Tropez

A typical day at Club 55, assuming you’re coming by yacht and not by the horribly congested road into St Tropez, begins after a 1-2 hour cruise from Cannes, Antibes or Monaco past the beautiful Esterel red rock coastline. Mangustas, Leopards, Sunseekers and a variety of Super Yachts literally line up to anchor just off the beach, where the Club’s tender zips out to meet your party and bring you to the dock.

Get to the beach early in order to find the best available spot, and be ready to relax and people watch, before sitting down to enjoy your lunch. The restaurant offers extremely fresh foods, simply and perfectly prepared. A large catch of the day, served for an entire table, is a favourite. Starters are a good selection of fresh seasonal vegetables,and other classics such as prosciutto withThe outdoor Lounge Area at Club 55 in St Tropez melon and salad Nicoise. The house rosé is light and practically mandatory with your lunch.

Club 55 is run by the son of the original owner, Patrice de Colmont. Patrice seems to know everyone and is amazingly aware of all that goes on in the restaurant. Somehow, he manages to keep track of where everyone is sitting, making sure all the celebrities get their special tables. He is one of the most well known men in St Tropez, yet his passion still lies in his restaurant and ensuring it still serves great food with style.

Club 55 is just one of the beach clubs on Pampelonne Beach, which, along with Nikki Beach’s pool and party atmosphere and
many other beach restaurants, is thriving throughout the summer. The Restaurant in Club 55 in St TropezSee our day charter yachts from Cannes for a great choice of yachts for your trip to St Tropez and Club 55.

At www.boatbookings.com,we organize luxury yacht charters all around the world with our highly qualified team. We leave no stone unturned in matching not just the yacht and the destination to your requirements but also the crew, itineraries and all other subtle aspects that comes together to create a charter of a life time!

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A Guide to Chartering a Luxury Yacht on the French Riviera Part III

Golfe Juan.

Golfe Juan marks the spot where Naploeon returned to France after exile on the island Elba. Obviously, if it’s important enough for Napoleon to go there, it’s important for us. Golfe Juan is home to many of our French Riviera sailboats, so if you’re looking to charter bareboat, or bareboat with skipper, Golfe Juan is the place to visit. Nestled between the Iles des Lerins and Cap d’Antibes, the clear warm waters are perfect for taking a dip.







Want to try your hand at sailing? This Hanse 470, available from 2,750 € per week is a  fantastic choice of sailing yacht. Whether you want to sail yourself, or sit back and let a skipper do the job for you, prepare yourself for a relaxing week along the French coast.


This has to be one of the most famous places in the French Riviera. Home to the Cannes Film Festival, this city attracts some of the biggest names in showbiz throughout the year. Cannes has some fantastic private beaches, with amazing restaurants that make great stop-off points for lunch during your charter. Events are held all year round at the Palais des Festivals, keeping Cannes busy throughout the year.

PURA VIDA, a Princess 68, will give you a fantastic day trip around Cannes. Whether you want to visit the Iles des Lerins to explore the more secluded area of Cannes, or want to whizz up and down the coast to visit the surrounding towns of the Côte d’Azur, you can do on this spacious Princess.

Are you interested in chartering on the French Riviera? At www.boatbookings.com, we welcome everyone from sailing professionals to complete novices and will help you at every step of the way to make your dreams a reality. We have a team of highly skilled professionals who are extremely knowledgeable in their destinations and will be able to help you with any questions you may have.

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