French Riviera

French Riviera yacht charter

From Monaco to Saint-Tropez, the French Riviera (Cote d’Azur) has long captured the hearts and souls of the yachting crowd.

Drawn by its cosmopolitan culture and sun-kissed lifestyle, the jewel of the Mediterranean offers an abundance of glamorous opportunities, from dropping anchor at one of its many glorious beach clubs to leisurely exploring the chic towns along its shoreline, the perfect spots for designer shopping and people watching from café terraces. In the evening, after sundowners on deck, head ashore for Michelin-starred dining before partying the night away at an exclusive club. Experience all this and so much more with French Riviera yacht charter.

  • Best time to visit
    May - September
  • Getting there
    Nice Côte d’Azur Airport and more
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Getting there

Nice Côte d’Azur Airport
Cannes-Mandelieu Airport (private flights only)
Monaco Heliport

Events in the French Riviera

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Elsa is the first organic restaurant to receive a coveted Michelin star. Benoît Witz, the new chef at the restaurant Elsa, pays homage to the Mediterranean and its flavours with a healthy and authentic cuisine in harmony with nature.
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Saint-Tropez is many things wrapped into one: the glitter and glamour of celebrities and yachts, white sandy beaches, exclusive clubs, simple beach restaurants serving wonderful food and a quaint, eccentric French style all at the same time. Saint-Tropez is legendary and still inspires images of sun-kissed holidays in the south of France.
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La chèvre d’Or
Nature is everywhere at Château de la Chèvre d’Or in Eze, France. There are lots of different gardens filled with sculptures, fountains, waterfalls, flowers, herbs, trees and shrubs. The magnificent colours create a framework that blends into the horizon and the sea. This will take you into a voyage where it is pleasant just to relax or stroll around and breath in the freshness.
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La Vigie Lounge
In a warm and welcoming ambiance with bohemian touches, La Vigie Lounge & Restaurant is brimming with friendliness in a new idyllic, Bali-inspired decor.
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Passing through the doors of Buddha Bar Monte-Carlo is going on a journey to far east Asia. The warm colours, Buddha statue and lounge ambience are perfect for relaxing and having a great time. Thai and Japanese cuisine are showcased in a menu that mixes Asian flavours.
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Café de Paris
Bustling surroundings, a chic and cosy terrace and a warm and elegant indoors: welcome to the Café de Paris Monte-Carlo, a Monaco hotspot featuring a brasserie ambience and the finest quality products.
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Blue Bay
Awarded a star by the prestigious Michelin Guide, Chef Marcel Ravin offers a bold repertoire at the restaurant Blue Bay, with a cuisine that features a fusion of Caribbean and Mediterranean flavours. Indoors, the open kitchen gives a glimpse into the chef and brigade's hustle and bustle behind the scenes. Outdoors, customers can admire the sea view from the panoramic terrace.
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Cipriani Monte Carlo is located in the heart of the Monaco Principality, at the bottom of the prestigious Mirabeau building. The ultra-modern, glass façade is a striking introduction to the refined and warm interior, where rich mahogany walls, polished steel, mirrors and marble floors are complemented by Cipriani's signature brown leather chairs. The ambiance is that of a luxury yacht and the nautical theme is enhanced by strong blue and white elements.
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Le Restaurant des Rois
A veritable masterpiece, La Réserve’s gourmet restaurant is one of the most iconic places on the French Riviera. Described as the 'Restaurant of Kings' by a food critic, the establishment has been perpetuating its reputation for excellence since 1880. The large bay windows, which flood the place with light, allow our guests to enjoy a magnificent view of the Mediterranean.
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Le Chantecler
This Michelin-starred restaurant, The Chantecler, revisits the traditions of great gastronomy with lightness and sincerity. They offer a talented tribute to regional products and the table service is renowned. While discreet, it knows how to put on a show when flambéeing or carving meat in the tradition of great restaurants. With its sumptuous woodwork dating back to 1751, The Chantecler offers an 18th-century decor which is both ethereal and sumptuous for exceptional dining.
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Hôtel du Cap-Eden-Roc
Three distinguished chefs have created a bespoke dining experience in close collaboration with local artisans and working hand-in-hand with the region’s best producers, celebrating their refined ingredients in every dish. Their culinary creativity reveals the authenticity of rare products and is guided by the endless pursuit of extraordinary flavour. Restaurant LouRoc promises an unforgettable dinner with sunset views over the Mediterranean.
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La Guérite
Since 1902, a worldwide clientele has been seduced by La Guérite’s charm, authenticity, and cuisine, which is both Mediterranean and healthy. Nestled on the rocky cove of Sainte-Marguerite island in front of Cannes, La Guérite features 1,000m2 of space where you can come and discover authentic Mediterranean cuisine, which has been created by one of the wonders of Greek gastronomy: Yiannis Kioroglou.
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La Palme d’Or
On the first floor of the Hôtel Martinez, offering a beautiful balcony over La Croisette, the gourmet restaurant La Palme d’Or, with two Michelin stars and four Gault&Millau Toques, has joined the very exclusive circle of great dining establishments. It is an enchanting setting on the Bay of Cannes where Chef Christian Sinicropi serves his cuisine for the senses – ever daring, always inventive.
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Fouquet’s Cannes
Located on the most beautiful avenue in the world, brasserie Fouquet's has embodied the spirit of Paris since 1899. It is the place to meet for those from the worlds of art and culture, as well as lovers of fine dining in search of fine brasserie-style cuisine. In a warm and welcoming atmosphere, surrounded by the renowned Harcourt Studio black and white portraits of stars, the legendary brasserie Fouquet’s brings together everyone who’s anyone in Paris.
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Carlton Beach Club
Embark on a culinary journey in exceptional surroundings with Chef Alexandra Delamare. This menu with a thousand flavours, includes the Belle Otéro salad with blue lobster, green asparagus, New Zealand spinach, granola and fresh flowers or a rack of New Zealand lamb rubbed with zaatar spices and its reduced juice with candied lemon, cooked in a charcoal-oven. Not to mention the Carlton Beach Club famous dishes such as the beef tartar, Royal Calvisius caviar, raw fennel and tomato chips.
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Generous Italian cooking bursting with character! Just a stone’s throw from the legendary Place des Lices, the restaurant Cucina Byblos, warmly welcomes guests to a colourful and resolutely contemporary setting, in which a relaxed atmosphere reigns supreme. You will discover a whole host of flavours and aromas that combine to recreate the original and authentic taste of Italian cuisine.
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The menu at L’Opéra in Saint- Tropez features thoughtfully selected dishes that highlight our chef's talent. The range varies from French and typical Provençale cuisine, to worldwide specialties.
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Le Quai
Le Quai is one of the magical places of the Tropezian nights: view of the majestic yachts anchored in the mythical port of Saint-Tropez, slightly provocative decoration, with the works of the artist Philippe Shangti on display. The atmosphere and colours change throughout the day, such is the style of Le Quai. This establishment has become a must for clubbers on a stopover in Saint-Tropez.
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After their success story in the US, Brazil, and St Barth, Aymeric Clemente and Remi Laba transferred their Bagatelle concept to Pampelonne beach. Only a few metres away from the Palmiers, this venue has been revamped by Cannes architect Gilles Pellerin who restored the original spirit of a mystic beach. Under the guidance of Christophe Vialette, Bagatelle is buzzing the peninsula with its high class French codes and Mediterranean cuisine created and executed by Executive Chef Nicolas Cantrel.
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Casino Monte Carlo
François Blanc, the casino's founder once said, 'We should do nothing here as it is done elsewhere.' The image of James Bond has become inseparable from the Casino de Monte-Carlo, which, with its Belle Époque architecture, is a reference for gaming and entertainment, not just in Europe but around the world.
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Opéra Garnier
The excellent acoustics of the Salle Garnier at the Opéra de Monte-Carlo has maintained the great opera tradition while supporting creativity. The Monte-Carlo Jazz Festival brings together the greatest jazz musicians every autumn. Many international stars perform in this magical setting the tear round. These have included Prince, Lionel Richie, Patti Smith, Peter Doherty, Jane Birkin, the legendary rock band YES, the fabulous Lana del Rey, Carla Bruni and many more.
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One Monte Carlo
Monte-Carlo Société des Bains de Mer presents its own prestigious take on luxury shopping with the Monte-Carlo Shopping Promenade, a cluster of forty high end boutiques near the Place du Casino. Begin your shopping tour by meandering through One Monte-Carlo opposite the Casino de Monte-Carlo. There, you’ll find the biggest names in fashion, haute couture, perfumes and jewellery in a setting that beautifully mirrors their prestige: the Principality of Monaco.
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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
The Oceanographic Museum of Monaco is known the world over: its aquarium, its collections, its monumental architecture directly above the Mediterranean. From virtual and immersive reality, experience a unique visit with everything from watching the mesmerising fish to the discovery of ancient objects.
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Eze village
Heading East from Nice into the hills and cliffs along the Mediterranean coast, you’ll first visit Eze Village, a medieval village perched on a hilltop 430m above sea level. Situated 12km from Nice, the village nestles on the cliffs overlooking the Mediterranean between Nice and Monaco.
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La Croisette
Today, at more than 3km long, La Croisette in Cannes presents a diversified sidewalk where mythic hotels meet Casinos, stores of well known brands, sandy beaches, a rose garden, the new harbour, Pierre Canto and tree-shaded gardens.
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This quintessentially French fishing village is a popular anchorage point during any West Mediterranean yacht charter. Four miles east of Nice, this natural harbour is perfect for anyone looking for an authentic charter experience on the French Riviera.
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This tiny Riviera village, less than a kilometre square, lies north of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, east of Villefranche-sur-Mer and west of Eze, for which it is the perfect jumping-off point. Impossibly quaint and unspoilt, the village has been a hit with the cream of European society, royalty, prime ministers and industrialists since the late 19th century, and it's easy to see its charms.
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Cap d’Antibes
The Cap d’Antibes is a peninsula of Antibes. Located between Cannes and Nice, the harbour Port de la Salis is an incredibly beautiful anchorage point for any West Mediterranean yacht charter.
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Lerins Island
Lerins Island, is a four-island archipelago located near the Cannes coastline. The largest islands are the Île Sainte-Marguerite and the Île Saint-Honorat, and their exceptional wildlife makes them a popular place to escape and enjoy some peace and quiet.
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One of the top three anchorage points in the French Riviera, Saint Tropez is filled with champagne bars, picturesque streets, sunshine, and stunning beaches. Anyone chartering on the West Mediterranean must anchor in Saint Tropez.
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Located in the centre of the Saint Tropez Peninsula, Ramatuelle is well worth a visit for anyone chartering in the West Mediterranean. For expansive views of the West Mediterranean sea, without the crowds of Saint Tropez, anchor in Ramatuelle.
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For more than 40 years, Jimmy’z legendary club has attracted celebrities thanks to its outstanding setting, electric atmosphere and cutting edge programming.
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The nightclub at Twiga is born on experience reaped from the Billionaire Clubs, one of the world’s legendary nightclubs and a well-established worldwide brand. Twiga Monte Carlo nightclub was created to continue to enchant the chic international clientele, including stars of show business, fashion and sport and to become a rendez-vous for international jet set. Twiga is a location where a restaurant with a live-show dinner is suddenly converted around the customer into a nightclub after 1am.
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From midnight onwards, the temple of gastronomy leaves its place to a celebration hotspot, a club where friendliness rules among the stars and the international jet set. Let yourself be enchanted by the magic of Bâoli to the rhythm of celebratory music from the world’s greatest DJs. Dance the night away and enjoy the most beautiful parties of the French Riviera at the Bâoli Cannes.
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If you are looking for a place where the party never ends but the atmosphere is a perfect blend of fun and sophistication, then this cool, popular Cannes nightclub is a great place to start. Everyone who visits Cannes should try and spend a night in Gotha at least once. After all, it is an amazing experience!
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Les Caves du Roy
This is where parties of international repute are held and where the atmosphere on the right night is simply stunning: beautiful girls, international stars and the right mix of partygoers are all out to have a great time together. And then, there are the goose bumps when DJ Jack-E greets the 'party people from all over the world' with his legendary Welcome back to Saint Tropez. Orders of Roederer Cristal Methusalem are celebrated with a fanfare, lighting effects and fireworks.
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The Opera in Saint- Tropez features outstanding dancers and artists who perform one after the other on the central podium tables, as on improvised stages, transporting you to another world for an exception evening's entertainment.
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Nikki Beach Club
Unwind in a beautiful, relaxing environment in the glamorous principality of Monaco, with stunning sunsets across the Mediterranean and world class entertainment. Head to Nikki Beach to soak up the sun on luxurious day beds while enjoying lunch and creative cocktails.
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Le Méridien Beach Plaza
Experience everything in Monaco or lounge in exclusivity on our hotel's private beach - or do both. Ask any of our locally savvy resort associates and 24-hour concierge for recommendations on how to fuel your cultural experience or allow us to arrange for a snorkeling safari in a natural marine reserve, a gourmet cooking class or a private massage on the resort's exclusive beach.
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Take in the surroundings and you will see the seaside cabanas where Greta Garbo luxuriated, the sparkling blue waters where Kirk Douglas waterskied, the craggy rocks where Marc Chagall sketched and the iconic saltwater pool where countless stars have bathed. What will your story be? Live the legend.
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Le Martinez
Beneath the French Riviera sun, caressed by soft breezes that tickle the palms, welcome to a place of unique experiences from sunrise to sunset. On the glittering, world famous Croisette, the private beach of the Hôtel Martinez is Cannes’s site of unforgettable encounters, the place to see and to be seen.
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Le Majestic
Opposite the Lérins islands, La Plage Le Majestic offers all kinds of sporting temptations and is the ideal place to relax. Choose from classic and innovative watersports and enjoy cocktails and delicious treats.
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Nikki Beach
You’ll find Saint-Tropez’s in-crowd bronzing themselves on oversized plush daybeds, sipping exotic cocktails and chilling to the all-day tunes of Nikki Beach’s world class DJs.
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Mer d'Eze
One of the French Riviera’s best kept secrets, Eze is filled with lovely beaches that make the perfect location for days ashore. Combined with s gorgeous medieval village, this is one anchorage point not to be missed from your West Mediterranean bucket list.
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Porquerolles Islands
Just off the town of Hyères, these islands bear all the Mediterranean hallmarks: pine trees, olive trees, vineyards and rosemary. The clear waters and protected nature of the area are a pleasant change from the energy of the coast. Anchor off Grand-Cale to the south of the island.
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Spa Métropole by Givenchy, Hôtel Métropole
With 10 treatment rooms, including single and double suites, this is the place for some serious pampering, partner in tow. Book in for the exclusive two-hour Le Soin Noir Renaissance Intégrale ritual, which uses Givenchy’s age-defying black algae extract, or a heavenly body treatment that uses the brand’s exclusive Celestial Body Interlude scrub. Other facilities include chroma-therapy baths, hammam showers, sauna, caldarium, ice fountain, sensory showers, and the Karl Lagerfeld-designed pool.
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Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo
A temple to the Mediterranean, Les Thermes Marins de Monte-Carlo has been harnessing the healing properties of the sea since it was inaugurated in 1908. Today the award-winning spa is world famous for its marine treatments – an entire floor is dedicated to marine therapies. Signature treatments include sea water or algae baths, ground seaweed hot packs and Mediterranean black soap. Take a dip in the sea water swimming pool with views out over your yacht berthed below.
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Cinq Mondes Spa, Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort
For a wide range of treatments and a varied menu, head to the Cinq Monde Spa. As the name suggests, treatments from five continents range from holistic therapies such as Indonesian facials and Chinese tao pressure point techniques, Japanese shiatsu, Indian Ayurveda, and Polynesian kneading, to North African scrubs, Swedish sports massage and Brazilian toning wraps. Facilities include a hammam and sauna, indoor and outdoor swimming pool and a large relaxation area.
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Le Spa, Grand-Hôtel Cap Ferrat
This iconic Riviera hotel has one of the best spas along this gilded coast. Set in landscaped Mediterranean gardens, Le Spa is in a sprawling, curved modern building with nine treatment pavilions, including four al fresco cabins and a spacious suite for couples' treatments. Immerse yourself in the spa zone with a sauna or steam room or take a dip in the heated jet-stream pool, before lounging by the counter-current pool, all the while enjoying the views over the Cap and the Mediterranean below.
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The Diane Barrière Spa, Hotel Majestic Barrière
Whether getting red-carpet ready or simply looking for a pampering treatment, the Diane Barrière Spa by Clarins is the place to head. A bubble of well-being right on the fabled Croisette, the spa has been designed especially for the Art Deco palace and is where you will find some of the best trained therapists in the business. With both botanical training from Ligne St. Barth, and marine knowledge from Biologique Recherche, their facial and body treatments are renowned the world over.
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Valmont Spa, Hôtel Château de la Messardière
An extensive three-year renovation included the creation of the Valmont Spa. Covering 1,000 sqm, the spa area offers nine treatment rooms, a cryotherapy chamber, hammam, sauna and an indoor pool, all housed within carved stone vaults and columns. Cocooned away from the bustle of St Tropez, guests can enjoy a peaceful afternoon in this sublime setting with a treatment followed by a few hours relaxing by the large pool with views over the yachts anchored in the Bay of Saint-Tropez.
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Spa Byblos by Sisley
Synonymous with star-studded glamour, the iconic Hôtel Byblos has reigned over the St Tropez old town scene since 1967. Home to the equally famous Les Caves du Roy nightclub, just about every Hollywood A lister has tripped the light fantastic in its hallowed halls. Many have then taken refuge the following day at the Spa Byblos by Sisley, with soothing Sisley treatments, including full body massages, and a private hammam and jacuzzi.
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Lily of the Valley
Swiss clinic meets spa retreat at Lily of the Valley, a welcome addition to the Riviera’s wellness portfolio. For a spot of wellbeing combined with indulgence, spend a few days ashore after your charter to rejuvenate and repair your mind and body. The spa’s range of holistic programmes are based around weight loss, sport or detox, with nutritional plans and fitness classes combined with cutting-edge treatments. That said, if you want to lounge by the pool cocktail in hand, this is also allowed.
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Les Mas Candilles
In the backcountry of Cannes, Les Mas Candilles is a serene spa retreat with an 18th century Provençal villa alongside modern buildings. Just minutes from the medieval cobbled streets of Mougins, the property’s Spa Candille is in a tranquil setting nestled amidst lavender filled landscaped gardens. With its Zen atmosphere, guests can escape the busy atmosphere of bustling Cannes with a pampering ESPA treatment, before relaxing by the infinity pool with views over the valley below.
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La Réserve Ramatuelle
La Réserve Ramatuelle, just outside Saint-Tropez, is effortlessly cool and private, and houses a 1,000sqm wellness centre with customised programmes, hydrotherapy sessions, massages and facials. It also offers luxury bootcamps including better-aging programmes based on the anti-aging practices at Nescens Clinique de Genolier in Switzerland. Slim down, tone up or simply elevate your overall well-being by fusing together exercise, spa treatments and balanced meals to provide speedy results.
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Beaulieu sur Mer
The ideal anchorage point on any French Riviera yacht charter, Beaulieu sur Mer (also known as Beaulieu) is a wonderful way to spend a few hours away from the hustle and bustle of Nice and Monaco.
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Yachts available for charter in the French Riviera

This is a small selection of the yachts available to charter on the French Riviera. Please contact your Burgess broker for a personalised selection.

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Let us organise your perfect French Riviera yacht charter itinerary.

Our expert brokers know the cruising grounds intimately, both personally through first-hand experience and in real time through contacts on the ground. Your itinerary will be tailored specifically for you to deliver the holiday you want.

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Frequently asked questions
The charter agreement
After the availability of your chosen yacht has been verified, you will receive a standard MYBA Charter Agreement for signature. If your chosen cruising itenerary necessitates embarking or disembarking from a point other than your yacht’s home port, positioning charges (delivery/ redelivery fees) may be required. These charges, if applicable, will be confirmed in advance and affirmed in the Charter Agreement, together with any taxes that may apply.
Payment terms
A deposit of 50 per cent of the total charter fee is payable by bank transfer immediately on signature of the MYBA Charter Agreement. The remaining 50 per cent, plus an Advance Provisioning Allowance, together with any taxes, delivery/redelivery fees and any additionally agreed charges, is payable by bank transfer five weeks before the commencement of the charter.
Operating expenses

The Advance Provisioning Allowance (APA) is due at the time of the final charter payment. Under MYBA terms, this sum is usually equivalent to 30 per cent of the total charter fee, but may be up to 40 per cent in some cases.

Intended to cover the operating expenses of a charter as explained under Charter Terms, such as fuel, food, drinks, port fees and ad hoc incidentals, the APA will be given to the captain before the start of your charter. The Captain will ensure that the yacht is fully fuelled and provisioned when you step on board. While an up-to-date summary of accounts can be requested at any time during your charter, a full set of accounts will normally be submitted by your captain at the end of the cruise. If, during the charter, the expenditure exceeds the sum already paid, additional cash funds will be required at once.

All outstanding bills from the yacht charter should be settled in cash or by bank transfer before your final disembarkation. Of course, any remaining credit at the end of your charter will be reimbursed to you in full. On request, transfer arrangements to and from the yacht can be made by Burgess or by the yacht’s captain, payment for which will be deducted from your APA.

Every detail counts
Several weeks before you board your yacht, Burgess will ask you to complete a detailed questionnaire describing the preferences and special needs of all the members of your party, such as dietary or medial requirements, details of any allergies, and your sporting or entertainment requests. This will enable Burgess and the crew of your chosen charter yacht to ensure that everything possible is done to make your charter a fabulous experience.

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Every charter yacht in the Burgess fleet is unique, from interior design and on board facilities, to watertoys and impeccable service. We rigorously inspect every yacht to ensure that when you find your ideal match, it exceeds every expectation.

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