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The Most Anticipated Weekends in the French Riviera This Spring

The Most Anticipated Weekends in the French Riviera This Spring

3rd January 2024

Are You Ready For Spring 2024?

Awakening from its winter slumber, the French Riviera will ready itself for a revival full of exciting spring events. Heralding the arrival of these weekends promises to be nothing short of spectacular. The spring calendar ushers in a season that will transform the Mediterranean with glamor, excitement, and sophistication with the most prestigious events. 

Among these include the Formula-E, the Historic Grand Prix, the Grand Prix, all held in Monaco, and the Cannes Film Festival. These stellar events inject energy into the region, preparing superyachts for the Mediterranean yacht charter season. A superyacht charter on the French Riviera alongside these events gets you in the heart of the action while enjoying unparalleled, personalized, and luxurious accommodation.

Formula-E, Monaco

First up is the one-day Formula-E event that ignites the racing season in Monaco. On April 27, 2024, this 100% electric car race will return to the famous Circuit de Monaco. Electric racing cars will appear in the principality, turning the area into a hub of excitement. Using the traditional Grand Prix racing track, witness these electric cars buzzing past from the comfort of a yacht's upper deck. Head to the Allianz E Village, a platform for brands to showcase their commitment to cleaner technologies and a sustainable future. Here, there is also the chance to meet the teams and drivers. Aligning with Formula-E, why not take the opportunity to delve into the world of hybrid and electric superyacht charters? 

Historic Grand Prix, Monaco

When May arrives, Monaco transports you into a bygone era with its Historic Grand Prix. The inaugural edition, launched in 1997, is a three-day spectacle bringing together automotive enthusiasts and racers. The 14th edition will be held from May 10 to 12, 2024. You can watch the vintage cars, from the pre-war classics to 1980 models, navigate the iconic circuit from the comfort of a superyacht. Monaco will be transformed into an automotive luxury playground and is the ideal weekend for a superyacht charter.

Formula One Grand Prix, Monaco

From the old to the new, the historic weekend will be followed by Monaco's most popular event, the legendary Grand Prix, from May 23 to 26, 2024. It is one of the most prolific races on the Grand Prix schedule. Enjoy the fast-paced action winding through the streets of Monte Carlo. Based trackside on a yacht in Port Hercules provides the optimum viewing base for front-row seats. Watch the cars speed past in an unrivaled experience. You can listen to the roaring engines while sipping champagne far from crowds, but still very much immersed in the adrenaline. As the sun sets on the circuit, there are plenty of parties to continue the buzz both in Monaco and onboard. 

Cannes Film Festival, Cannes

Just up the coast, the red carpets will be rolled out from May 14 to 25, 2024, as Cannes sees the 77th edition of the esteemed Cannes Film Festival. Set on the waterfront, the renowned event effortlessly blends Hollywood glamour with French chic hospitality. It is the creme de la creme of the entertainment industry's events, full of screenings and award ceremonies. Cannes welcomes movie stars, film directors, A-listers, and VIPs to the festival. Plenty of yachts flock to Cannes' Vieux Port in time for this annual event. Whether you step aboard for a private movie screening, an after-party, or a luxury accommodation option, a superyacht charter for the festival will not disappoint. If you need a few hours of respite during the 12-day event, cruise down the Cote d'Azur to St Tropez for some downtime. 

To secure a luxury superyacht charter for one of these extraordinary weekends and highly anticipated events, IYC can craft tailor-made solutions for you. Reach out to your broker or contact us to begin your adventures on the French Riviera for spring 2024.

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