Famous for its charming Provençal villages, superb beaches, crystal clear waters and gastronomy, the French Riviera is a delight for those who rent a yacht. While for many people the cultural aspect often comes second during a cruise, some places on the French Riviera are certainly worth a visit. Here are some of the highlights of the French Riviera for culture lovers. Talk to your yacht charter planner if you would like one of these places to be added to your south of France yacht rental itinerary.
Musée de la Castre
Nice, the cultural capital of the French Riviera, a city of history and art, is full of treasures to discover. After Paris, Nice is the French city with the largest number of museums. Whether you are fond of sculpture, painting or antiques, take advantage of your yacht charter on the French Riviera to discover the collections of the city's museums. Particularly pleasant in summer with its promenade along the waterfront and the liveliness of its old town, Nice is an essential stopover for your yacht rental in the south of France.
Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
The Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild is a Renaissance-inspired palace and one of the most beautiful historical monuments on the French Riviera. Baroness Béatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild had the palace built on the top of the Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula between 1905 and 1912. There you will discover quite eclectic art collections: Sèvres porcelain, Beauvais tapestry, 17th century furniture... and you will be able to admire magnificent painted ceilings. The oriental notes will also show you the richness and exuberance of this place. Nine superb gardens complete the site, including a French garden, a Spanish garden, a Florentine garden, a rose garden and an exotic Japanese garden.