Claude Lelouch at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival

Following the success of the 1966 classic, Un homme et une femme, Claude Lelouch gained ‘Legend Status’ at the Cannes Film Festival. This blockbuster awarded Lelouch not only the Palme D’or in Cannes, but also two Oscars. The film was awarded Best Screenplay and picked up the Best Foreign Film award. It’s still a classic to this day!

Un homme et une femme recounts the story of two widows; Jean-Louis (Trintignant) and Anne (Anouk Aimée) first meet at their respective children’s boarding school. Given their history, both characters are wary to interact, yet form a budding friendship, which eventually transforms into romance. The existential ties between the past and their future makes Lelouche’s cinematography truly gripping.

Lelouch released a sequel, Un Homme et une Femme: 20 ans déjà in 1986 and the third part in the trilogy, Les Plus belles années d’une vie will be displayed at the 2019 Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy a s sneak peek today before you head down to the French Riviera next week.

The 2019 event will prove to be another blockbuster and we wish all of our clients a very enjoyable Cannes Film Festival yacht charter.

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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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Hôtel Metropole | French Riviera Yacht Charter

This week, we continue our series on where to stay before your summer yacht charter with our South of France edition. We could easily have selected the Hotel de Paris in Place du Casino or the Hotel Hermitage in Square Beaumarchais, but the Hôtel Metropole is another standout resort for you to enjoy before your French Riviera yacht charter.

Odyssey at Hôtel Metropole Monte-Carlo

You will fly into Nice International Airport and transfer to Monaco. Your Boatbookings Broker can organise a transfer with one of our Chauffeurs, a Van Dutch motor yacht or Helicopter. Enjoy lunch at 1 Michelin starred Yoshi, sampling some of the most authentic Japanese cuisine in Europe. After lunch, pamper yourself all afternoon in the Givenchy Spa, before dinner at the 2 Michelin starred Joël Robuchon. There is no better way to prepare before your French Riviera yacht charter.

Embarking at the Royal Yacht Club in Monaco is the perfect place to meet your superyacht before exploring St Jean Cap Ferrat, Cannes and St Tropez. There is no better time to book your Cannes yacht charter and work with your Boatbookings Broker to secure your port places, beach club reservations and design your bespoke itinerary.

Start your summer with a bang! Cannes Fireworks 2017

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Cannes is one of our most popular destinations amongst yacht charterers, and for good reason! It has held the annual Cannes film festival for years and is often home to celebrities and VIPs alike. There are endless restaurants, bars and nightclubs that bring the town to life in the summer months – but there is something else too!

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Dior, DiCaprio and Designer Swimwear

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.

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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?

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An Insight into the Monaco Yacht Show 2014

The Monaco Yacht Show 2014 is going to be the biggest show to date, graced with the world’s finest crewed motor and sailing Superyachts. The usual venue of Port Hercules has been transformed in recent months with the construction of the new Yacht Club de Monaco, which has not only enhanced the amenities on offer but also opened up plenty of new berths available for Super and Mega yachts.

The Boatbookings Team will be attending the show on the lookout for the very best yachts for your next charter, whether throughout the Mediterranean, Caribbean or Asia. The 2012 Acico crewed motor yacht NASSIMA, available for charter in the South of France is bound to be popular on Quai Chicane. Graced with contemporary living spaces, spacious decks and a can-do crew, NASSIMA is the quintessential modern day charter yacht.

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The Monaco Yacht Show is synonymous with bringing the yachting industry together and there is no better place to bring large groups of people together than on a boat! NASSIMA can respond to your desires and requirements, whether it is a relaxed al-fresco lunch with colleagues or formal dinners on the aft deck. Her elegant, sophisticated and stylish decor will satisfy even the most discerning charter guests, providing the platform for a very memorable time onboard.

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September is a busy month in the South of France with the Cannes Yachting Festival, the Monaco Yacht Show and the prestigious Voiles de Cannes and St Tropez. The weather is stunning and the yachts are still in the water, so make the most of the rest of the summer rays!

More Time to Book WILD THYME!

WILD TYHME is hands-down our favourite classic Benetti for charters on the French Riviera. Her owners are meticulous about her upkeep and she’s just back from a fresh hull re-paint, looking as pristine as she was when she first came out of the shipyard. We’ve just heard from her manager that due a surprising cancellation she’s now available between 29th July and 29th August out of Antibes.

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WILD THYME‘s reputation in yachting comes from both clients and brokers alike who fall in love with her clean classic styling and renowned crew.

Captain Peter is a true yachting professional who’s experience in charter is extensive and repeat clients alone show how much fun and what a great service this crew offers.

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Expansive outdoor areas common on Benetti yachts are undoubtedly present on WILD TYHME with jacuzzi, sunbathing areas, bar and dining space. As well as this, she’s a register jet ski school meaning the crew can issue your licenses to use the jet skis onboard when on charter! Following re-upholstering, new linens and her re-paint in 2013 and 2014 she’s a an excellent charter opportunity not to be missed this summer. The availability won’t last long, so enquire now for a wild time on WILD THYME.

The Brand New Must-Have Eco-Friendly Yachts

Admiral Shipyards have announced yet another order for a construction of their new eco-friendly aluminium Impero range. Ranging from 40 metres up to a awe-inspiring 55 metres, the futuristic shipyard have orders for 4 super yachts in this range.

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The latest order from this range is the 40 metre model, with eco-credentials to impress anyone green-inclined. She has a revolutionary Siemens hybrid engine, this allows the yacht to cruise completely silently at 10 knots. As well as this she will consume just 60 litres of fuel per hour, giving her enough range to cross the Atlantic Ocean twice! With combined engine power, she achieves the very respectable speed of 20 knots, doing so as efficiently and silently as possible.

MOCEAN

Completion of Admiral’s range is expected towards the end of 2015, but if you can’t wait that long for your eco-yacht charter we have just the boat for you! M OCEAN is part of the new iconic Arcadia range, with a similar hybrid system allowing it to cruise silently at 8 knots, and solar panels on the roof to provide electricity when at anchor. Based in Golfe Juan on the French Riviera for the winter her charter rate is €98,000 per week, accommodating up to 12 guests comfortably.

Contact the Boatbookings team for more information on eco-friendly chartering!