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.?
CRUISING GUIDE I15aboardhAnchor in the peaceful and idyllic coves of Ile St Honorat and Ile St Marguerite hSnorkel around the crystalline coves of the Iles d'Hyeres hCruise to the lively Pampelonne Beach hAnchor in the scenic Ile de Porquerolles for anafternoon of fun water sports activities hEnjoy an early evening aperitif anchored offAnjuna Beach, Eze-sur-Mer don't misshAnchor in the Port of Monaco for the world-famous Formula One Grand Prix (24 - 27 May 2012)ashorehHome to Nikki Beach, La Voile Rouge andClub 55, Pampelonne Beach is the richest,raunchiest, most hedonistic strip of sand hTreat yourself with a spa day at La ReserveRamatuelle, near St Tropez hTrip your dancing shoes along to Les Caves duRoy at the Hotel Byblos, followed by a night-cap at the VIP Room, St Tropez hParty at the ever-famous, ever-fun Jimmy'z inCannes hHead to Alain Ducasse's three-starred LouisXV restaurant in Monaco hGo for a nightcap at Le Loft - Cannes NewYork style lounge bar hTake the tender to the private jetty of theEden Roc Hotel for dinner hVisit St Tropez's morning market Place deLices with your chef for Provençale delights