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There's no place in the world that can compete with the glamour of the Côte d'Azur, and there's no better way to experience all it has to offer than from aboard a private yacht. That's why Ivana Trump has cruised there for more than 20 years, and describes it as "heaven on earth." Summer does not arrive quietly in the south of France. The season kicks off in a flurry of activity with two prestigious fixtures on the international social calendar: the Monaco Grand Prix and the Cannes Film Festival. Both take place on one of the most exclusive stretches of coastline in Europe - the Côte d'Azur. For decades the French Riviera has been synonymous with glamorous people and a jet-set lifestyle. During the summer months there are few places in the world that can boast more celebrities, more parties, or a more cosmopolitan atmosphere than this region of France. From hitting... (more)

Yachting to Dinner

Although your yacht undoubtedly features a first-rate chef, you may want to give him or her a night off and try one of these seaside hot spots. Vacationing on board a yacht allows you the luxury of dining anywhere - you can choose the food, the backdrop, and indeed the company. You never have to wait for a table or risk the possibility of your intimate evening being disturbed by a noisy table nearby. But occasionally you'll find a restaurant that's worth forgoing all these things for; somewhere so special that eating there will be the highlight of your holiday. So here are some s... (more)