Florida – May 24, 2022

5 Reasons to travel to the South of France

For the last century, the South of France has been the privileged destination of the rich and famous, with the likes of Picasso, the Fitzgeralds and Jay Gould, each spending their summers on the sunkissed coastline. Discover the new and old places that make the Riviera such a unique place in the world and why you should charter a yacht this summer on the Cote D’Azur.


Antibes – The birthplace of water skiing

Antibes is a beloved town of the Riviera, with some of the oldest hotels, including the Eden Roc and the Belle Rives. Water skiing was invented at the Belles Rives Hotels, initially carried out on the aft of a small sports boat with heavy snow skis! With incredible views of the bay of Cannes, the Iles des Lérins and the red rocks of the Massif de l’Esterel, Antibes is a must-see for anyone travelling to the South of France. 

St Tropez – Pristine beaches & wild parties

Last year, St Tropez was the destination of choice for one of the world’s most famous couples; Ben Affleck and Jennifer Lopez, aboard the 85m Valerie. They enjoyed the vibrant nights of Opera, one of the finest restaurants in the area, before heading to the stunning beach of Pampellone to relax at Club 55. Bagatelle will also be worth your time for a party afternoon in the utmost luxury. 

Monaco – Home of Formula One

The gem of the Riviera, the principality of Monaco is home to some of the world’s top events, including the Monte Carlo Rolex Masters, the Monaco Grand Prix and the Monaco Jumping. With one of the most interesting gastronomic scenes in the Riviera, Monaco has countless starred restaurants, from world famous chefs including Marcel Ravin, Alain Ducasse & Yannick Alleno.

Cannes – Film Festival

The Cannes Film Festival is one of the highlights of the movie industry, with the world’s top actors and directors gathering in the sunny South of France. The iconic red carpet is walked by celebrities representing the top premieres. La Croisette, the most iconic street in Cannes, is paved with exclusive beach clubs. The Iles de Lérins are home to the vibrant La Guérite, a beach club and restaurant only accessible by yacht!

St-Jean Cap Ferrat

A more quiet and laid back experience takes place in the world’s second most expensive residential area, only after Monaco. The crystal clear waters are ideal to anchor and enjoy the coastline. Step off the board and visit the Villa Ephrussi, one of the oldest villas on the peninsula. During Les Nocturnes, the gardens are filled with live music and performances, while the selected guests are catered to an exquisite dinner. For a vibrant afternoon, don’t hesitate to head to Anjuna, one of the most lively beach clubs on the Riviera. 

FGI Yacht Group has several charter yachts available in the South of France this summer. Please call +1 954 530 5208 or email [email protected] for more details and to plan your perfect vacation!

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