Sailing yacht in front of Antibes
St. Tropez, Cannes, Nice, Monaco - the eastern section of the French Mediterranean coast still exudes the glitz and glamor of days long past. Where the stars from showbiz and politics used to meet, today business and internet magnates flaunt their wealth.
And should you go on a sailing holiday on a charter yacht?
Yes, it's definitely worth it. Not only because you should have experienced all the hype, this tireless seeing-and-being-seen for yourself. But because the Côte d'Azur can do it differently.
Outside, just a few miles from the coast, there are hoards full of tranquility and authenticity. At least outside of the high season. There are small and tiny islands, mostly minimally or not at all populated, that offer sailors wonderful retreats. The trip report in the reveals where the most beautiful places are that are worth heading for new YACHT (issue 19/2015, now on the kiosk and in the app store).