Home port of our yacht, Mandelieu-la-Napoule is situated on the Cote d'Azur in the Alpes-Maritimes department of France, between Theoule-sur-Mer and Cannes. It is in an attractive location, with the Mediterranean to the front and the Massif d'Esterel behind the town.

The coast is rocky in Mandelieu-la-Napoule, at the point where the Massif d'Esterel, a strange mountain range of red rock descends to the azure Mediterranean sea.

There are several ports along the seafront, from the small port at Riou de l'Argentiere to the much larger Port de la Rague and Port La Napoule our lovely home base. The level of port equipment is exceptional in Mandelieu-la Napoule, with over 5000 spaces distributed over seven ports entirely dedicated to the marina.

The beach areas, although not very extensive, are sandy and popular and have been awarded the 'blue flag' award for cleanliness and facilities. The most imposing monument here is the Château de Napoule, at the southern end of the beach. Although a small part of the castle (the Saracen Tower) dates back to the 11th century, most of the castle you can see is a 20th-century reconstruction of a 14th-century castle destroyed during the Revolution. The work was carried out by Henry Clews, an artist who owned the castle and whose work you can still see exhibited inside.


Our recommended partner in Mandelieu-la-Napoule is L’Ermitage du Riou, a charming 4-star boutique hotel, with 33 rooms and suites, some facing the sea and the bay of Cannes while others offer panoramic views of the Esterel mountain range. However, we also have several preferred partners throughout Cannes and the French Riviera who will be happy to assist you to find accommodation close by during your stay.

Eating out

A 2 Michelin star restaurant, seafront restaurants, cosy bistros serving an international and Provençal menu are all available. Season after season, Chefs Stéphane, Antoine and François Raimbault invite you into their flamboyant patio of exotic vegetation for a rare moment of high gastronomy at >Restaurant L'Oasis. Also recommended is the Salon de thé located on the seaside terrace of Château de La Napoule. The café is the perfect place to have a delicious lunch or simply a relaxing glass of wine after you visit the château. Enjoy the stunning views and refreshing breezes of the Mediterranean as you eat.

Private Jet

Cannes Mandelieu Airport, Mandelieu-la-Napoule has its own private airport for private and business flights to Cannes. One of the major airport gateways for private jet passengers flying into and from the French Riviera area. Mainly used for private or business trips, no scheduled airlines use the airport.

Charter "The Aurora of the Seas"

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