While food lovers and fashionistas focus on the latest styles and tastes around, a real sailor like Sébastien Rohner knows the French Riviera’s true beauty lies in the view...
Cote D’Azur (named in English as The French Riviera) is a world-famous destination known for its buzzing beach bars, incredible historical sights, expensive luxury cars and, of course, some of the most magnificent views in Europe.
From the sparkling waters of Nice and Cannes, to the Port of St Tropez, every marina along the Riviera presents sailors and holiday makers with brilliant sea views and a host of boats to admire.
Planning your own sailing trip in the south of France? Don’t miss these top viewing spots of the world’s most luxurious Riviera:
Castle Views: Nice
Enjoy panoramic views of Baie des Anges stretching across to the Cape of Antibes from the top of La Colline du Châtaeu. Look a little closer and you’ll also find Vieille Ville (the Old Town) and Nice’s boardwalk.
Picture Perfect: Èze
Arguably one of the best photo spots above the sea, the steep paths of Èze showcase stunning Mediterranean backdrops and stone architecture. Continue up along the winding paths of the village to reach its summit over 400 meters above sea level for the perfect shot.
Ultra-Rich Allure: Monaco
This petite independent city-state is the home of the prestigious Grand Prix, prominent casinos and elegant boutique hotels. Don’t be surprised if you find the yacht of your dreams and spend hours exploring the impressive harbours of Monaco.
Dropping Anchor: Île Sainte-Marguerite and Île Saint-Honorat
For the best bareboat sailing experience, drop anchor in the channel located between the scenic islands of Sainte-Marguérite and Saint-Honorat. Jump into its tranquil, refreshing waters and enjoy the freedom that bareboat sailing has to offer.
Photography by Sébastien Rohner
Words by Shalagh-Ann Fredericks