The cosmopolitan capital of the Côte d’Azur
Curved beautifully around the Bay of Angels, the cosmopolitan capital of the Côte d’Azur, Nice, is a city of contrasts. Gleaming with sophistication, it strikes an engaging balance between historic provençal grace and well-dressed decadence in a delicious mix of high culture.
Famous for its enchanting Belle Époque heritage, its idyllic setting on the French Riviera, surrounded by the foothills of the Alpes Maritimes make Nice a prime yacht charter destination. The multicultural population, Mediterranean lifestyle and artistic centre create a luxurious yet down to earth atmosphere.
Italian influences abound throughout this iconic city, no more so than in the captivating old town of Vieux Nice. The unassuming façade of Eglise de Jésus or Palais Lascaris are gateways into forgotten worlds whilst the sudden surprise of the Cáthedrale de Saint Réparate, opening up among the tiny streets, is one of the most beautiful sights on the Côte d’Azur.
The sun-drenched and fashionable Promenade des Anglais is a hub of activity amongst turn-of-the-century mansions that lord over the unceasing procession of visitors and locals. As dusk sets over the Riviera, the long strip of polished pebbles that form the bay comes alive with chic bars and restaurants to the backdrop of the glittering sea.
Take a helicopter up to the mountains to the stunning Alpine village of Sospel. Peaceful and quaint, the surrounding area offers exhilarating opportunities for outdoor pursuits set amongst the French countryside. The high point of the year falls in mid-February, when the city hosts one of the most spectacular Carnival celebrations in France.
Charter the Aurora of the Seas
The Aurora of the Seas is currently available for charter in this region, to find out more about this superyacht please contact our yacht charter division.