Luxury Travel: Discovered by aristocrats, reveled in by royals and gilded by movie stars; the Riviera is a place where centuries of sophisticated travelers have dipped their toes in the Mediterranean. If you've business to attend to in London, Rome, Paris or any other European city, even just a weekend stop-over gives you time to leave your shoes on the quayside and find out why so many of the rich and famous have been drawn to its charms. Chartering a private yacht is definitely the best way to get a genuine feel for the Riviera. The coastal resorts and villages show off their best side to the sea as this was originally the way most travelers arrived; think of it simply as coming in through the front door!
On the other hand, if you prefer to remain incognito and stay away from the crowds, a yacht provides the perfect escape. Imagine a romantic dinner on deck in a tranquil bay surrounded by forests, without a villa or hotel in sight. Some of the Riviera's most beautiful spots are difficult to reach from any direction other than the sea, and only a yacht affords the privilege of bringing one so close to nature, without compromising on style and comfort. Even if you've only a few days to spare, you'll leave relaxed and refreshed having experienced one of the world's most famous coastlines from a different perspective.
Michelle Blore is an expert in luxury sailing yachts and holidays afloat. A former London based advertising executive, Michelle left the corporate world to live on the French Riviera and founded Dreamsailing.com, the specialist in luxury sailing holidays which runs its own fleet of yachts. Having visited most of the world's most glamorous locations by boat, Michelle is well qualified to guide...(Read More)