A French Riviera yacht charter is a dream for those who love fine food wine. Set sail on a gourmet yacht charter with stops along the Cote d’Azur to take in the many highly-rated restaurants offering both exquisite cuisine and breathtaking views over the Mediterranean.
Where to dine out on a gourmet charter in the French Riviera?
There are so many restaurants to choose from, but here’s a taste of some of the best as you journey along the French Riviera depending on the time of day and occasion in hand.
Monaco for Brunch
With its reputation of wealth and international prestige, the tiny principality attracts royalty, celebrities and VIPs with its glamorous casino, designer shopping and fine cuisine.
For an excellent Sunday brunch, head to the one Michelin star Blue Bay at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort. Here, enjoy glorious waterfront dining and a culinary adventure created by Chef Marcel Ravin, who incorporates hints of his native Martinique in his bold and creative dishes.
Nice for Lunch
Beautiful Nice has it all – a charming old town with lanes filled with colourful boutiques and restaurants, lively markets, an impressive collection of art museums and the stunning Promenade des Anglais which lines the sea front.
For an elegant but laid back waterfront lunch, head to the Blue Beach, situated on the Promenade des Anglais in front of the iconic Negresco Hotel, where you can relax in style sipping cocktails on a sun lounger, or enjoy lunch of fresh salads, linguine with clams or prawns, grilled fish or steaks, or lobster.
St Tropez for Tapas
Ever popular St Tropez is synonymous with boho chic, largely due to Brigitte Bardot, whose 1956 movie “And God Created Woman” transformed this sleepy fishing village into the A-list haven it remains today. Stroll through the lovely old village, with its funky boutiques and arty vibe, or party on the fabled Pampelonne beach, where you can rent sun loungers and enjoy an exquisite lunch with the sand between your toes.
Boasting the relaxed vibe of a cabana, La Réserve à La Plage is one of the best of these beach clubs, where you can enjoy chef Nicolas Cantrel’s generous Mediterranean cuisine, by sharing a few tapas, or feasting on grilled meat, freshly-caught fish and local vegetables.
Porquerolles for Lunch
For an authentic Mediterranean experience, visit Porquerolles, the largest of the Hyères islands, loved for its pristine beaches and unspoiled Mediterranean scrub. Enjoy a late lunch at L’Orangeraie, praised for its harbour views and beautifully presented Mediterranean cuisine. Expect plenty of fresh seafood and locally sourced produce in a laid back yet refined setting.
Cannes for Dinner
A must-see during any Riviera yacht charter, glamorous Cannes is best-known for the glittering Cannes Film Festival each May. As a tribute, why not indulge in a culinary feast with dinner at the two Michelin star La Palme d’Or restaurant, overlooking the Croisette on a terrace in the art deco Hotel Martinez? Chef Christian Sinicropi is committed to sustainable gastronomy, and uses the freshest ingredients, including lobster, oysters, lamb, farm pigeon and a variety of locally-sourced vegetables for a culinary experience you’ll never forget.
The options for a gourmet yacht charter in France really are endless. Contact your yacht charter broker to arrange an exciting charter itinerary that takes in the best restaurants in the region.
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