Vieux Port, Cannes
Following on from a successful edition in 2021, the iconic Cannes Yachting Festival will return in 2022 with another fantastic array of yachts and exhibitors expected.
Located on the dual sites of Vieux Port and Port Canto in Cannes, the Cannes Yachting Festival (CYF) is one of the leading European fixtures of the yachting calendar.
Hosting an annual fleet of around 700 motor yachts, sailing boats, multihulls and tenders, visitors to the show have the opportunity to experience yachts first hand with onboard sessions and a rare opportunity to engage on sea trials throughout the duration of the event.
With clear cut zones for sailing boats and motor yachts, transition through the exhibits is seamless with complimentary transport to escort visitors from one marina to the other.
As such a prestigious event of the season, the Cannes Yachting Festival is chosen by many shipyards to debut brand new models coming on to the market. With over 100 models annually showcasing their global or European debut here, there's plenty of wow factors around the vicinity of the exhibits.
In addition to the exemplary selection of yachts available to view, CYF is also known for its attractive auxiliary exhibits including the Luxury Gallery. Teeming with curate premium brands, there's a collection of high-end jewelry, fashion and nautical merchandise brands available to visit.
Enthusiasts for watersports and racing won't be disappointed with ongoing demonstrations on the water plus the annual Concours D'Elegance with vintage boats on display.
Making the most of Cannes is an easy feat with so much to do just a stone throw away. La Croisette is naturally the place to start with close proximity to the CYF, but some of the best views can be seen from the Old Town known as Le Suquet.
The South of France is steeped in history and Cannes is no different with beautiful 12th-century chapels and an old harbour filled with exquisite bistro cuisine.