CRUISING GUIDEI13westmediterraneanLong days spent stretched out in the sun, lazybouillabaisse and rosé lunches on thewaterside, dinners at Michelin-starredrestaurants, heady evenings in slick casinos.what's not to love about the cruising grounds of theWest Mediterranean? This is the place where luxuryyacht charter all began, so its only right you shouldhonour tradition and add your own sense of style andglamour to the effortlessly elegant shores of the Côted'Azur, Amalfi Coast, Balearics, Corsica and Sardinia. Bring your latest designer swimwear and cocktailattire for all those jet-set occasions but bear in mind,aside from all its glitz and glamour, the WestMediterranean is also the perfect place to wanderlazily around village markets, mountain bike throughfields of lavender and linger in quaint, rustic cafés. Ithas the perfect mix of class and charm, so make sureyour charter delivers equal measures of both.
côte d'azurPort GrimaudMonacoNiceAntibesCannesMentonSt. Jean Cap FerratVillefrancheCagnesILES DE LERINSSt. RaphaelSte. MaximeSt. TropezFRANCEPampelonne BeachCap CamaratILE DE LEVANTILE DE PORT CROSSToulonHyèresILES D' HYÈRESILE DE PORQUEROLLESStrung out between beach and mountain along the slender curve of the corniche, the countless villages andtowns of the Côte d'Azur remain surreally exclusive and sublimely glamorous. Hard to beat for posing on thesand, especially at its glitzy heart in St Tropez, the Côte d'Azur was made fashionable by the British aristocracywho introduced a touch of high society. Film stars and royalty have long since graced its shores and endorsed itsreputation for glamour. There is no better way to enjoy this iridescent and alluring coastline than from the decks ofyour own superyacht. Day 1St Tropez to Ile de Porquerolles(35 nautical miles)Day 2Ile de Porquerolles to Ile de Port Cross (8 nautical miles) Day 3Ile de Port Cross to Pampelonne Beach(27 nautical miles) Day 4Pampelonne Beach to Cannes(32 nautical miles) Day 5Cannes to Cap d'Antibes(12 nautical miles) Day 6Cap d'Antibes to Villefranche(10 nautical miles)Day 7Villefranche to Cap Ferrat(3 nautical miles) Day 8Cap Ferrat to Monaco(11 nautical miles) Days 9 & 10Monaco14IICHARTER COLLECTION 2012?Expert opinion Charter BrokerRebecca Koolhoven From St Tropez to Portofino, the azure coastlineof the French Riviera is laced with beautifulbays, bustling towns, designer boutiques andexcellent restaurants. The horseshoe bay ofVillefranche is one of the most beautiful along thecoastline, with pastel-coloured buildings andancient streets to roam. I always recommend a tripup to the picturesque, dramatically perchedmedieval village of Eze and lunch at Paloma Beacharound the headland in Cap Ferrat.?