August is arriving and so are the final weeks of summer, but don’t worry, the best is still yet to come. One of the most anticipated nights that will turn the sky into a majestic dream-like moment is about to hit its peak. The Perseid Meteor Shower happens once a year and allows people to spend an evening watching shooting stars. This year, however, something even more special is expected. An unusual outburst is what they have been calling it and what this means for star-gazers is that you can expect meteor rates as high as 150 to 200 miles per hour.
For the best view, you must of course getaway from the city lights. If you haven’t already thought about it, we have you covered; now is the perfect time to enjoy a relaxing weekend on board your superyacht. Below is a round-up of the best places in the French Riviera to go by Superyacht for the occasion.
Before the exciting atmosphere of the boat shows starts to rise, take a moment to enjoy and relax with your family on your superyacht. Throughout July 13 to August 26 you can see the meteor shower with the peak evenings around August 12 and the best time is set at midnight.
Engel & Völkers Yachting French Riviera wants to ensure that you live life enjoying the most magnificent opportunities; we have gathered a list of the top places in the Cote d’Azur that would be perfect destination for spotting shooting stars.
Where to Go & How to Plan the Evening
St. Tropez for the Party Animal
Starting the list with one of the most well-known cities in the French Riviera, St. Tropez, a quiet and charming fishing village that could be the perfect spot for you to enjoy the evening looking up at the sky. The city itself is quiet, but at night it turns into one of the best places to party.The place where the iconic and ultra wealthy go when they are craving a glass of cold champagne and good music.
Grab your champagne and a slice of Tarte Tropezienne, a specialty from the city, and enjoy the view before heading off to one of the famous nightclubs,including Les Caves du Roy, VIP Room, and Papagayo.
Bandol for the Wine Lover
One of the most famous wine regions in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur,Bandol, is located near the coast of Marseille and Cassis. Royalty was even a fan of Bandol, Louis XV served Bandol wine to his guests at the royal table.
Before you sit down to watch the stars above you, prepare an extravagant Seafood dinner on the deck of your superyacht with friends and choose an elegant and fruity rosé to pair it with.
Corsica for the European lifestyle lover
If you are really looking to get away, try Corsica; a lovely Mediterranean Island with a mixture of French and Italian roots.
We recommend Bonifacio in the Southern part of Corsica. One of the city’s highlights is the medieval old-town as its the oldest town in Corsica and has a strong Italian influence over the city. It is also well known for its decadent restaurants and chic atmosphere that are sure to leave a lasting impression.
Enjoy dinner in the port among one of its many restaurants and bars,have a late night stroll in the Old Medieval village before heading back to your yacht and sailing out to enjoy the midnight show from the middle of Sea.
This year is said to be a once in a life time opportunity with the extraordinary meteor rates that are expected to double from last year. If you are looking to charter one last time before the summer ends, contact Engel & Völkers Yachting French Riviera and we will plan the perfect charter vacation for you.