One of the highlights of our trip to Cannes, was our long awaited visit to the (relatively) new, Yacht Club de Monaco.
Founded in 1953 by Prince Rainier and presided over by HSH Prince Sovereign Albert II since 1984, the Yacht Club de Monaco is an iconic building and the principality of Monaco is highly regarded around the world as the capital of yachting.
The new Yacht Club was opened on 20th June this year by His Serene Highness the Sovereign Prince Albert II, accompanied by the royal family, the building’s architect Lord Foster and government ministers, so the beautifully designed building was still fresh and new when we made our trip for an afternoon of indulgence.
Unfortunately, we didn’t get any pictures of the beautiful buffet lunch, as there seemed to be a model having a photo shoot near the buffet (not sure who, but she was rather stunning and clearly well known by the French customers!) so our photos were a little unwelcome! Instead we tucked in to fresh seafood, pasta, salad, breads, meats and a fantastic array of desserts and cheeses, YUM!
Besides the lunch and exceptional service, the view is simply stunning from the club, it’s such a great spot for people watching and of course, admiring the hundreds of beautiful yachts that come and go each day.
Once lunch was over, we took a little trip on the taxi boat (yes we were lazy!) over to the other side of the bay for a quick drink in Stars and Bars and a stroll up and down the busy streets, taking in the sights and sounds of Monaco.
We had a wonderful time wandering around and finished our exploration with a climb up the hill to Hôtel de Paris. Taking a seat on the outdoor Terrace area, we indulged in a bottle of Champagne at The American Bar within the hotel, The service was outstanding as usual, a perfect way to end our afternoon visit.
We couldn’t resist a #selfie in the Bentley on the way back , I wheeley like this picture (sorry!) A little memento of a great day out.