The Cannes Yachting Festival marks the start of the show season and showcases a selection of the finest yachts for sale and charter, as well as freshly launched premieres. It is one of the most attended yachting events, welcoming more than 50,000 visitors from all over the world.

When and where is the Cannes Yachting Festival taking place? 

Experience the vibes of this exclusive yachting festival. The glamorous seaside town of Cannes has become the epicenter of yachting along Cote d’Azur. The Cannes Yachting Festival will take place from the 12th to the 17th of September and it will be spread across two different locations. The new yacht models and editions will be displayed by the shipyards in Le Vieux Port, while the sailing vessels and preowned yachts will be showcased in Port Canto. A tender service is organized for clients willing to visit both areas.

How to get to the Cannes Yachting Festival?  

The city of Cannes is conveniently located near the airport of Nice – Cote d’Azur. This is a large international airport, serving many worldwide destinations and having a large private jet terminal.

In addition, there is also an exclusively private jet terminal in Cannes – Mandelieu, located just above the city of Cannes next to the A8 highway.

Where to stay during the Cannes Yachting Festival? 

Despite its relatively small size, Cannes hosts a wide range of superb 5-star international-class hotels. Among this we find the historic Carlton Cannes, a Regent hotel and the first to have opened in Cannes. With an enviable location on the Croisette, this fabulous hotel is situated in front of the most prestigious beachfront promenade, just a short walk from the main entrance to the Cannes Yachting Festival at the Palais des Festivals.

In this same strategic location, there is another likewise luxury option – Hotel Martinez, established in Cannes for almost a century. It features a two-Michelin star restaurant, as well as a private new beach club on the spectacular promenade.

Explore magnificent Cannes

  • Visit the iconic Croisette

Situated along the sea beneath fresh palm trees is Croisette, the best area to have pleasing walks, go to the beach and make the most of your day from shopping entertainment to fabulous aperitifs with a view. This street is considered to be the signature of Cannes, hosting all the haut-couture boutique from all the greatest brands, as well as the most amazing hotels and beach clubs.

  • Quality shopping in Cannes

Walking through the center of Cannes, you can find amazing boutiques. La Croisette hosts all the most luxury designer brands, while just behind in Rue d’Antibes you can find additional luxury brand shops and high-end jewelers. To live a local atmosphere, visit Marcher’s Forville – known for its fresh products, flowers and tropical Provencal products.

  • Experience Cannes’ most thrilling nightlife

During the evening, la Croisette is surely one of the most demanded locations – hosting the majority of the belle-epoque hotels with the finest restaurants. Among these fine dining experiences, we find “Le Fouquet” at Barrière Le Majestic or “Riviera” at Carlton Cannes.

Leading the dinner, Cannes offers a wide selection of cocktail bars and clubs. Kick off the nigh at Bar 58, tasting one of their special drinks, before heading to Le Baoli for a full entertaining party vibe.

Stay outside Cannes and experience a more relaxing rhythm

If you are wishing to escape the hustle and visit the show only during the day, a great choice is to stay nearby and experience the quietness of this wonderful destination. Among the numerous locations, we find Hotel de Paris, Grand Hotel de Cap Ferrat – Four Seasons, and Hotel Cap Estel, relatively in Monaco, Cap Ferrat and Eze.

During the day, make the most out of it, perfectly combining charm, nature and elegance. The cruising grounds of the French Riviera are the perfect sport for full time relaxation and entertainment. From Monaco to Saint Tropez, rich scenic anchorages and unique landscapes are awaiting you.

Contact us to receive a tailor-made yacht selection and bespoke cruising itinerary.