Alexander Coles

I am a yacht charter broker and founder of Bespoke Yacht Charter. I have over 14 years experience arranging luxury yacht charters on the French Riviera and throughout the Mediterranean and I love writing about all the wonderful places I visit. I am especially passionate about the south of France and Cote d'Azur. I write about such places as Monaco, Cannes, Antibes and Saint Tropez.

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The French Riviera is among the most beautiful regions in the world. The striking mountaintops, glittering blue sea and pristine beaches provide the best setting for a relaxing holiday. The region also hosts an all time favourite event, the Cannes Film Festival, also known as the Festival de Cannes, that in 2015 will take place between 14-25 of May at the Palais des Festivals et des Congrès. Did you know that the festival is 69 years old?

Explore the amazing Cinque Terre

The Cinque Terre are the famous ‘Five Lands’ on the Italian coastline of Liguria, west of La Spezia and a stones throw from Portovenere. The name represents the five villages of Riomaggiore, Manarola, Corniglia, Vernazza and Monterosso. These rustic villages have one of the most fascinating histories and have even been recognized as a National Park and UNESCO site.