The French Riviera’s annual majestic firework season is ready to begin! Every year during July and August, various cities across the Côte d'Azur organize firework competitions where countries from all over the world try to outshine each other by combining colors, music and light-effects in the most spectacular ways. Offering locals and tourists a magical night to remember.
There is no better way to watch the fireworks than from a board a luxury yacht at anchor, with the reflection of the fireworks on the water adding magic to the experience.
Engel & Völkers Yachting invite you to enjoy this dazzling pyrotechnic display from the comfort of your private charter yacht! Here are the top cities taking part in the annual competition:
Watch the abundant colors light up the sky in the Principality where the firework competition found its debut. In 1966, Monaco was the first place in the French Riviera to organize the annual firework competition. Adding even more splendor to the event, Monaco synchronizes the fireworks with a musical performance. The best place to watch the spectacle in Monaco is at anchor in front of Port Hercules. You may enjoy the fireworks performance during 4 nights between July and August on the following dates: Saturday the 21st and 28th of July and Saturday the 4th and 11th of August.
Cannes is probably the biggest and most spectacular location on the French Riviera, as it attracts over 150,000 spectators each year. During the Cannes international firework festival, contestants compete against each other across the Bay of Cannes to win the Silver Vestal prize. The evening promises a night of fun ambiance and festivities, so make sure you book your yacht charters for the following dates: Saturday the 14th and 21st of July, Sunday the 29th of July, Tuesday the 7th of August, Wednesday the 15th of August and Friday the 24th of August.
During the month of August, several firework displays will be held in Antibes. While they are not part of the contest and are slightly shorter than the ones held in Monaco and Cannes, they are still worth watching. You may watch the fireworks in Antibes on Thursday the 2nd, 9th and 16th of August in the bay of Juan Les Pins. The last show will take place on Friday the 24th of August, symbolizing the closing of the French Riviera summer season. Enjoy this memorable moment with friends and family on board a magnificent superyacht.
If you are looking to charter a luxury yacht, contact Engel & Völkers Yachting and we will plan the perfect experience for you.