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Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix Yacht Charters

The Cote d’Azur has always been a favourite among the superyacht set with a number of high-profile events, exclusive beach clubs, Michelin-star restaurants and a gorgeous Mediterranean setting. Two of the best events to rent a yacht from Zephyr Yachting are to attend the prestigious Cannes Film Festival and high-octane Monaco Grand Prix.

Cannes Film Festival Yacht Charters

Renting a luxury yacht for Cannes Film Festival is a perfect solution for upping the glamour factor on your next vacation.  Cannes Film Festival takes place in May every year where film premieres and red carpet action takes place at the Palais des Festivals.  The main event is the awarding of the prestigious Palme d’Or decided by an industry panel.  

Yachts berthed at Vieux-Port and at anchor host star-studded parties with top entertainment and professional yacht crew on hand to cater to guests every need with fine dining and the world’s rarest Champagnes.  As well, a luxury yacht is a perfect venue to host executive meetings for film production and distribution deals, and just a step away from the Croisette.

Cannes is easily accessible for cruising to other nearby destinations including the Lérins Islands, Saint-Tropez, Nice or Monaco.

The dates for the 76th edition of Cannes Film Festival are 16th to 27th May, 2023.

Monaco Grand Prix Yacht Charters

The famous Monaco Grand Prix is a pinnacle event on the Formula 1 race calendar, with a demanding 78 laps and a circuit length of 3.337km, drivers have the challenge of a tight course with even tighter turns taking place on a city circuit that fringes Port Hercules. 

It’s not just a race for F1 enthusiasts, but draws a huge crowd because Monaco is a fantastic destination in its own right.  Covering a mere 2km2 in area size, charter guests can explore the sights of Monaco, the French Riviera or nearby Italy within a couple of days either side of race days. Some highlights include the Palais Princier, Casino de Monte-Carlo and luxury shopping. Note: The famous Musée Oceanographic is not open during Monaco Grand Prix race day.

One of the best places to be at the heart of the race action is on a superyacht offering premium Monaco F1 Grand Prix trackside viewing. Charter guests can watch the cars hurtle around the harbourside as they enjoy luxurious hospitality. The atmosphere and noise in Monaco is electric during F1 week and it can’t be missed from a magnificent vantage point onboard a yacht!   Berths at Port Hercules for Monaco GP are in prime demand, as are tender transfers coming and going from Port Fontvieille and Cap d’Ail so book well in advance. 

The dates for the 2023 Monaco Grand Prix are 25th to 28th May, 2023.

As berth bookings for Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix are in fierce demand, we recommend you book your luxury tenders and yacht rentals well in advance.  Contact us by email to secure your preferred yacht: sales@zephyr-yachting.com


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