Bonjour fellow travellers!
The French Riviera is where I grew up, sailed, delivered boats up and down the Mediterranean. So many sights, harbors, coves, little towns to discover that 6 days will be plenty to show you the best spots.
My goal is to share with you the French way of living on a sailboat which includes, travelling, exploring, good food, wine, music and lots of good humor.
Here is a sampling of the dishes to expect from your Mediterranean chef:
Breakfast: eggs, cheese, ham, croissants, pain au chocolat and our famous baguette (cereals if you wish)
Lunch: a variety of salads: nicoise, greek, taboule, nordic, rice salad, all with lots of ingredients and flavors from the south of France.
Dinner: (1 or 2 included depending on schedule):
Calamars a la Cetoise
Grilled fish or meat
We also have a tradition before dinner to have an aperitif with little things to get your appetite going; crackers with tapenade, brandade, artichokes, grissini, vegetables, mussels...etc.
No! you will not gain weight...as long as you burn it all :) it's actually very healthy food so no worries and stay away from the delicious selection of cheeses...if you can.
We start from Saint Raphael.
Tentative itinerary (weather permitting)
Sail to Cannes, enjoy the stunning riviera coastline, anchor in the Isles de Lerins (there is a monastery there where monks make their own cheese)
Sail to St Tropez and anchor in the famous baie des Canebiers where Brigitte Bardot lives. St Tropez is a little gem off season, hosting each year the famous voiles de St Tropez with 300 sailing yachts racing for a whole week.
Day 3: We stick around St Tropez for the day and visit the town, the amazing maritime museum. Plenty of restaurants and nightlife.
Day 4: Sail to Port Cros and Porquerolles, 2 gorgeous islands off Toulon.
Day 5: Visit the islands, lots of nature walks and sights to discover
Day 6: Sail back to Saint Raphael with stops on the way like the little town of Bandol where they make the best rose wine in the world.
$1,850 per person (double occupancy, 6 guests maximum+2 crew)
6 night accommodations on board in a double occupancy cabin
French captain AND Cook/hostess
Breakfast and most lunches and 1 or 2 dinners onboard.
Safety, Navigational Aids
Fuel and water
Bed Linens and towels
Basic Paper Products and Essentials
Dinghy and outboard
Dock and Port Fees and boat Taxes
Damage Waiver Insurance
Prices DO NOT INCLUDE:
Personal Travel Insurance (recommended)
Covid medical travel insurance (mandatory)
$150 kitty boat kitty for moorings, ice or land accomodations
Transportation from airport
Meals in restaurants
Specialty foods, wine, hard liquors, beer.
Each guest must sign a charterer agreement
Please note: at this time you can find flights from NY to Nice or Marseille for about $500 round trip.
A maximum of 6 guests (plus 2 crew) must attend to make this happen.
Looking forward to sailing with you.
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