Undoubtedly one of the best things about renting a luxury villa in Saint Tropez is its proximity to some of the most beautiful towns and villages in the South of France.
For within an easy drive of this picturesque port are some of the most glamorous resorts along the Cote d’Azur, such as Cannes, Nice and Monaco, as well as famous hilltop villages such as Grimaud and Gassin.
And there is a special reason to visit Cannes next month when the prestigious Cannes Boat Show rolls into town. The exhibition, which is billed as Europe’s leading in-water boat show, will this year take place between September 15th and 20th, just five days before the equally prestigious Monaco Yacht Show opens an hour along the coast.
The show is being held in Cannes’ Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto, a stone’s throw from the Palais des Festivals where the world renowned Cannes Film Festival is played out.
Cannes Boat Show is the first gathering of the season for yachting enthusiasts, bringing together key players in sailing and international luxury yachting. This year’s show will see 580 boats being displayed in the water and on land, including 150 word exclusives, 200 boats over 20 metre and 29 multihulls.
There will also be more than 450 exhibitors lined up along the quay providing information on the latest luxury yachting services and high technology nautical products.
Last year, a staggering 45,600 people attended the show with many taking part in the event’s unique sea trials, which allows visitors to take the helm of a luxury yacht and experiencing the wonderful sensation of sailing without parting with any money.
Cannes is approximately one hour and ten minutes’ drive from our portfolio of St Tropez House villas or a gentle one hour cruise on a luxury boat. Meanwhile, if you fancy getting to the Cannes Boat Show in ultimate style, why not reserve a luxury helicopter from your exclusive villa in Saint Tropez which will get you there in just 15 minutes?