After closing the sale on Andre's new 108' Sunseeker yacht, we all met at Club 55, a private beach club in the middle of Pampelonne Beach, St. Tropez. Quite astonishing, I must say, but with his yacht anchored off shore, and all of us eager to cruise, we were soon to be on our way.
We first came up to Fréjus known for it's white sandy beaches and then San Rapael, which offers one of the largest marinas on the French Riviera. Thankfully, we did not require it's services.
Cannes was our first chance to stretch our legs in the city most revered by movie industry critics, moguls and shopaholics alike. The curving "Croisette" boardwalk, spans the entire bay and offers offers a sandy, but pebble laden beach, replete with famous hotels alongside the main shopping street - Rue d'Antibes. The bay itself really set the scene for us, surrounded by hills, rock formations and stunning yachts.
It was time to leave, so we headed on to Antibes. We truly felt like we were in a time warp, traversing the narrow streets and paths of old town. A must layover, I might ad, in your itinerary too.
Now on to the jewel of the Riviera, Monaco. We had a slip reserved, settled in and were served dinner al fresco, on the aft deck. Later, of course, we spent the remainder of the evening, until budgetary restraints settled in, at Monte Carlo's venerable and elegant casino. I've assembled some photos of the most sought after, must see, yachting destinations of the world. Meet you there?