It is that time of the year once again, when the glamour of the French Riviera is projected onto the international stage. With the arrival of the Cannes Film Festival and the Monaco Grand Prix, there isn’t a more exciting time to visit the Cote d’Azur. In fact, one of the best ways to experience these prestigious events than by luxury yacht charter.
A luxury yacht can provide a stunning base from which you can indulge in the excitement and atmosphere of the two world-class events and also an excellent venue for hosting parties and screenings. Chartering a yacht for events has become the choice of many, including the stars themselves, such as Leonardo di Caprio, Steven Spielberg and many more, as it allows you to be right at the heart of the action to enjoy the exclusive parties and fine dining opportunities that both the events and locations have to offer.
This year Cannes is hosting the 68th edition of the Cannes Film Festival, yet again delivering two weeks of glamour, film and elegance.
Every year the Cannes plays host to an exclusive crowd from the private luxury yacht charter world. All the nearby bays are now dotted with superyachts of all sizes for the visitors to marvel at. This is, in fact, one of the major venues for networking events for the industry, the representatives of which get together on yachts to sell films and find partners for the new cinematographic projects.
The Cannes Film Festival has attracted the international jet set and film enthusiasts since the 1930’s. Every year, glamorous stars and famous actors descend upon the south of France to appear on the red carpet. The movie elite gathers, along with designers, critics and international media. VIP’s are transported via tenders between the magnificent yachts in the marina, to sip on cocktails and to continue the legacy of the stars of days gone by. The charming port is transformed into an electrifying global hub for the rich and famous.
Cannes Film Festival is divided into two sections: the Official Selection, awarding the prestigious Palme d’Or; and the Un Certain Regard, which focuses on emerging talents and authors. The Cannes Classic programme, the International Critics’ Week selection, and other non-competitive sections of the Festival are attended by VIP invitation.
If do come to Cannes by yacht, dock it in the old port of Cannes next to the Palais des Festivals. It is a short walk along the quay to the Festival entrance making this a prime location in Cannes. During the day, this puts you in exceptional proximity to the Promenade de la Croisette, with its stylish boutiques and restaurants. By night, your yacht becomes an elegant venue for cocktail parties and dinners.
From here you can cruise down the stunning Mediterranean coast to the magnificent Principality of Monaco, for the world-renowned Formula 1 Grand Prix. Moor up by the city circuit for a unique and exhilarating experience. Watch the cars line up in the pits and hear the roar of the engines reverberating around the city from the comfort of your luxury yacht.
Held in Monaco every spring, the event attracts an exclusive and sophisticated audience. First organised in 1929, the organising association, as we know it today, started life as a bicycle club. It evolved however, with the emergence of car use and growth in motorsports, and became the Automobile Club de Monaco (ACM).
Racing at speed through this unique, urban setting, with its tight corners and narrow streets, makes this a particularly exciting event. From the flybridge of your yacht charter, you can watch the fastest cars in the world race at arguably the most exciting event of the championship.
Avoid the crowds and watch the show unfold from your prime luxury yacht location and afterwards venture to one of the many exclusive parties, fashion shows and events that follow the race.
With two world-class events in two fabulous locations, what better way to experience the magic and glamour than with one luxury yacht charter?