Destination Cannes

Glittering, glamorous and effortlessly chic

Backed by gentle hills and flanked to the southwest by the rugged cliffs and wild rivers of the Corniche d’Esterel, the seaside town of Cannes has become a haven for those seeking luxury. Famed for its Fifties status as a millionaires playground and the glittering annual film festival, it still retains the charm, glamour and allure of its heyday.

Synonymous with the high life, few spots better symbolise the opulence of Cannes than La Croissette, with its boutique studded promenade that lines the shores. Bordered by contrasting beauty, on one side the sea laps enchanting narrow beaches back-dropped by towering cliffs in the distance. On the other intimate restaurants, chic café-bistros and luxurious hotels lure in the crowds ready for evenings full of excess.

La Croissette is best viewed from the highest point of Cannes’ Old Town, Le Suquet, where the remains of the fortified tower still stand, along with the 12th century Chapel of St Anne. The warmth of the Mediterranean sun beats down on the vibrant streets with a fantastic choice of restaurants along with the steeply winding Rue St Antoine. Explore the leafy Quartier des Anglais, see the contemporary art set in a 19th-century mansion at La Malmaison or take a trip to the nearby island of St Honorat.

There is more to Cannes than style and glamour and seeing the magnificent red hills of the Esterel mountains rising dramatically in the distance as you approach the dazzling coastline is a scene to behold. In calm conditions, it is the perfect place to moor, swim, dive and soaks up the sun before stepping ashore to enjoy the atmosphere of this iconic French Riviera location.

Each year Cannes plays host to world-renowned events including the International Film Festival, Cannes Yacht Festival and Cannes Lions all in or around the flagship venue of the Palais des Festivals and form the perfect setting for a unique corporate yacht charter in spectacular surroundings.

For a perfect day out, anchor in the shelter of the Lerins Islands, land near the Palm Beach Casino or walk in the Croisette beachfront towards the old harbour and sample some fresh seafood from any of the bistros for lunch. Spend the afternoon at the colourful Saturday market in the Bocca district and stock up on the local products including olive oil, herbs, lavender, honey and olive oil soaps, which you will find along the narrow rue Meynadier.

Charter the Aurora of the Seas

The Aurora of the Seas is currently available for charter in this region, to find out more about this superyacht please contact our yacht charter division.