Cannes Sailing Experience
South of France, France
A varied day tour of Cannes, starting on foot around Cannes, followed by sailing in the Bay of Cannes to the Lerins Islands, where you will enjoy a gourmet seaside lunch, swimming, snorkelling and exploring the sights these islands have to offer.
Begin your day with a walking tour of Cannes. Take a private guided tour of the site of the annual Cannes Film Festival, and La Croisette, with its array of designer boutiques, elegant hotels and beach clubs. Then climb the steep winding street to Le Suquet, the old town, with its 16th century Notre Dame de l’Esperance church and stunning views over the port.
In the afternoon, set sail from the port of Cannes to the Lérins Islands in a luxurious private yacht. After taking time for swimming, snorkelling or simply sunning, head to Île Sainte-Marguerite, the larger and closer of the two islands, for a gourmet seaside lunch featuring Mediterranean specialities, followed by a visit to the Musée de la Mer and the Fort Royal, the prison where The Man in the Iron Mask was incarcerated. Meander along the trails through pine and eucalyptus trees, stopping for a refreshing dip in one of the islands many coves.
At the end of the afternoon, sail to the nearby Île Sainte-Honorat, owned by 21 Cistercian monks who still occupy the island’s monastery, using traditional methods to produce wines and liquers for a range of illustrious clients from heads of state at the G20 summit to the jury of the Cannes Film Festival. Enjoy an evening tasting of the monks’ wines produced from the island’s vineyards, before sailing back to shore.
Please note that any delay or extension to the existing programme requested by yourselves will incur an extra charge, along with any inclusions not listed.