One week sailing holiday on the French Riviera – Cannes

Cannes is certainly one of the “pearls” of the Côte d’Azur, a fantastic, lively, rich and fun city, walking and experiencing the town feels like a star.
Internationally famous also thanks to its Film Festival which every year, in the month of May, attracts the international Jet-set for the kermesse that each year awards the mythical “Palme d’Or”.
On the red carpet of the Palais du Festival all the best known actors from Hollywood and from all over the world passed.
The “Croisette” is the avenue that runs along the sea and is, a bit like the “Champs Elisee” in Paris, a worldly and amazing street, here luxury caresses and envelops you completely. There are boutiques of all the most important luxury brands in the world from Louis Vuitton to Rolex, from Cartier to Loro Piana and so on.
Immediately behind the “Croisette”, rue d’Antibes is also well known and appreciated for shopping.
Cannes is closed to the east by the “Pointe Croisette” on which there is “Palm Beach”, a casino and one of the most popular nightclubs in the area.
On the tip is the small port used mainly for amateur sports; instead, a little to the west we find one of the two tourist ports of Cannes: Port Pierre Canto, a modern marina equipped with all the services that houses one of the most important places in the entire Côte d’Azur: the Baôli where you live at night in a sensational atmosphere.
The sandy beaches of Cannes begin from the Port Canto breakwater, some free and others private, mainly owned by the numerous seafront hotels of the “Croisette” including the famous hotels of the stars such as Martinez, Carlton and Majestic. The latter also has a private dock from which you can leave for watersport outings such as water skiing, parasailing, wakeboarding and towing sports.
At the bottom of these beaches stands the festival palace, built in part on the dike of the old port of Cannes.
This port is built in the city center in a convenient location for all services. When we enter with Nababbo, our place is always on Quai Saint Pierre, the quay of honor that remains along the road to the west.
Whether you spend the night at the mooring in the splendid setting of the Vieux Port, or you decide to spend the night in the harbor, once in Cannes our skippers will surely offer you to taste the fantastic coquillages “à emporter” from the fish market of the Astoux restaurant & Brun, a worldwide institution when it comes to seafood, not to be missed for anything in the world!
Immediately behind the Old Port stands the Suquet hill, the ancient citadel of Cannes, with its castle where the huge French flag flies and with its typical Provençal restaurants.
Cannes every year at the beginning of September hosts the “Festival de la Plaisance”, one of the most important boat shows in the world together with that of Genoa, Monaco and Fort Lauderdale in Florida.
After the Festival de la Plaisance, there is just enough time to reorganize the port and the “Regates Royales” begins, a sailing event that attracts vintage boats from all over the Mediterranean to the city and which is the opening for the famous Voiles de Saint Tropez.
Also not to be missed in the summer is the world championship of fireworks, a pyrotechnic competition during which various nations compete against each other to the sound of shows accompanied by music. Seeing all this from the sea is incredible, truly an unforgettable sight.
After the Old Port, the fine sandy beaches that characterize the Gulf of La Napoule begin again.
Cannes is a fixed stop on our sailing cruises on the French Riviera with skipper and our skippers, great professionals and excellent local connoisseurs, will surely make you discover all the beauties of the area one by one!
Good wind!