Cannes is a key destination on the French Riviera with a unique mixture of luxury hotels and shopping on the Croisette, a picturesque Old Town (Le Suquet), sun-drenched beaches, an old fishing port and numerous events held at the waterfront Palais des Festivals et Congrès.
Bespoke Yacht Charter have curated some essential Must-Know Tips for Yacht Charters in Cannes so you can be sure you’re getting the best advice about Cannes and value from your luxury yacht charter company.
Top tips for chartering a yacht in Cannes
As one of the French Riviera’s top destinations, chartering a yacht is an ideal option for Cannes.
With a calendar jam packed with annual conferences, trade shows and festivals, Cannes gives individuals and companies the perfect chance to stand out from the crowd and create memorable parties and events.
A Cannes event yacht charter can incorporate accommodation, an inclusive floating venue for prestigious meetings and catered meals, customised branding to elevate your company profile, entertainment and bespoke requests such as photographers, transfers and marketing materials.
Or perhaps you are a family group or a group of friends looking for a getaway that takes the hassle out of arranging accommodation, transport and dining and is a cost-effective way to split expenses in a town known for glitz and glamour.
From a day charter to an extended stay, Bespoke Yacht Charter have over 12 years’ experience in arranging all the details for chartering a yacht in Cannes so you can be assured of professionalism, discretion and knowledgeable service.
To discuss your Cannes yacht charter needs, Bespoke Yacht Charter are readily available for any questions you may have.
Recommended restaurants, bars and night life in Cannes
Here are Bespoke Yacht Charter’s recommendations for places to wine, dine and party in Cannes covering traditional French eateries right through to chic clubs where champagne is de rigueur du jour:
Bistro Les Canailles, 12 rue Jean Daumas, 06400 Cannes. Telephone : +33 (0)4 93 68 12 10
Open Tuesday through to Saturday, Bistro Les Canailles has contemporary décor but has mastered traditional French dishes with flair.
Perfect for a bistro-style lunch or a relaxed setting for dinner, don’t miss trying the panfried foie gras with berries. Reservations necessary on weekends or during Congrès events as tables go fast.
Le Park 45, 45 boulevard de la Croisette, 06401 Cannes. Telephone : +33 (0)4 93 38 15 45
One of Cannes finest dining rooms, Le Park 45 is the crowning glory of the Grand Hotel occupying a lovely location set back from the frenetic pace of the Croisette.
Young chef Sébastien Broda has received a Michelin star and it is easy to see why when your palate is overwhelmed by the choice of fine cuisine including Brittany lobster cooked two ways, sea bass with pistachios and duck breast served with chanterelle mushrooms and Sichuan peppers.
Reserve a table on the terrace and enjoy a sublime meal gazing past the palm trees.
Le Bar à Vin, 10 rue Marceau, 06400 Cannes. Telephone : +33 (0)4 92 98 16 17
One of Cannes hidden gems located a short stroll from the train station and rue d’Antibes, Le Bar à Vin is a wine bar with a relaxed ambience and offers around 100 wines on the list.
Stop by for a glass or two, or pair your wine with an antipasti or cheese platter.
Gotha Club, place Franklin Roosevelt, 06400 Cannes. Telephone : +33 (0)4 93 45 11 11
Situated at the far end of the Croisette, Gotha is a clubbing hotspot for night owls as action doesn’t start to warm up until after midnight.
Well known as a Cannes clubbing paradise that hosts top DJ’s throughout the summer, ensure your dress code is impeccable. Bespoke Yacht Charter recommend booking a table to avoid the queues but be prepared to splurge on drink prices.
Beaches in Cannes
Beach life in Cannes is varied, and you’ll find an assortment of both public and private beaches within close reach to the ports so it’s possible to enjoy a day at the beach regardless of your needs.
With over 7 kilometres of sandy beach stretching from Palm Beach to Mandelieu, you’ll be suitably looked after with ice-cream kiosks, beach volleyball courts, watersport rental and of course, private beaches with sun lounger rental.
There are 33 private beaches scattered along the Croisette and Boulevard du Midi – Bespoke Yacht Charter’s picks are Z Plage opposite the Grand Hyatt Cannes Hôtel Martinez and family-run Rado Plage.
Free public beaches include Plage Macé near the Palais des Congrès (where the open-air cinema is held during the Cannes Film Festival), Plage de Casino and the stretch of beach along Boulevard du Midi – La Bocca.
Palm Beach is much quieter and popular for kite surfing and stand up paddle boarding but it can be prone to strong winds and seaweed.
Bespoke Yacht Charter’s insider tip: Fancy renting a sun lounger in Cannes for a bargain price? While there’s no food or beverage service available, head to Plage Zamenhoff near Port Canto where you can bag a beach chair for just €7 all day and enjoy your view of the bay of Cannes.
Things to see and do in Cannes
Fancy stepping ashore? Here are some suggestions of things to see and do in Cannes:
If there is one road in France other than the famed Champs-Élysées in Paris that invokes opinions and alludes to nostalgia, La Croisette is that road.
A hive of activity during Congrès events, it’s a fantastic promenade for people watching where you can take a stroll under the palm trees and peruse luxury boutiques such as Chanel, Dior and Cartier.
Centre d’art La Malmaison, 47 boulevard de la Croisette
Located in a pretty building on the Croisette, schedule a visit to the Centre d’art La Malmaison that hosts two major exhibitions a year featuring works by famous artists such as Picasso or Matisse as well as regular collections of contemporary art.
Sample French pastries, cakes and chocolates
Unmissable in Cannes is a visit to Salon de Gourmandises Intuitions by J located at the five-star Five Seas Hotel Cannes.
This cake shop-cum-tearoom is overseen by World Champion of Pastry, Jérôme de Oliveira, and we challenge you not to be tempted by rainbow-hued macarons, tartelettes and a Paris-Brest creation that should be an attraction is its own right.
This article was written by Rebecca Whitlocke, who with over 10 years travel industry experience loves to share ‘must-do’ destination tips and hidden spots to discover in France and beyond.
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