The spectacular scenery and glorious weather make summering on the Cote d’Azur one of the easiest choices you will have to make. And with such a varied and enticing series of events planned for the summer of 2016, your short summer break may turn into an extended stay. With regards to choosing which glamorous event to choose to attend, the question on the lips of the most discerning traveler may well turn from ‘how about?’ to ‘how many?’ Such an alluring events calendar necessitates the use of luxury helicopter transfer, which not only offers a convenient way to catch the flying cork from every popped bottle of champagne along the coast, but also offers a comfortable and stylish way to arrive.
We have hand-selected some of the most luxurious events that are sure to imbue elegance, frivolity and decadence into the region, and will undoubtedly have you taking to the skies.
Taking place between 11th and 22nd of May, the 69th Cannes Film Festival 2016 is the first landing spot for anybody looking to indulge in the French Riviera’s luxurious offerings this summer. Whether you’re arriving via helicopter transfer or on a glorious yacht, the most important thing is that you’re seen when you arrive, such is the way at an event that captures the attention of the world’s media. With a countless number of stars and critics walking the famous red carpet to the Palais des Festivals, your impressive entrance will keep in fitting with the style of the event.
Anticipation is reaching fever-pitch as the film industry eagerly awaits the announcement of the official selection, which is due to be released in mid-April. Although film releases are the main focus of the festival, many anticipate the fabulous parties that illuminate the city at the coming of night. These are some of the most exclusive events in the world; expect to socialise with the social elite.
At 2pm on the 29th May, the lights will flash green to signal the start of an internationally acclaimed event. The Monaco Grand Prix 2016 coincides with the Film Festival, and attracts automotive fanatics, socialites and everybody in between from the world over. Monaco’s historic street circuit is revered by race fans, renowned for its tight corners and unique, scenic setting. Offering an electric atmosphere, the event is equally as exciting on the track as the celebrations are off of it. Taking place in the inimitable principality of Monaco, with luxury exuding from every bar, restaurant and apartment terrace, you wouldn’t be the first party to arrive with the whirling swoosh of helicopter rotors. A Monaco helicopter transfer means arriving in style.
Another sporting event that demands the attention of those in the Cote d’Azur is Jumping International of Monte Carlo 2016. Taking place between 23rd and 25th of June, the internationally accredited circuit in Port Hercule regularly offers impressive riding, as well as some of the best soirees in the social calendar.
No list of summer events would be complete without a sailing regatta; and no sailing regatta is better celebrated than Les Voiles d’Antibes. The Mediterranean Sea plays host to one of the Riviera’s most eagerly anticipated races between 1st and 5th of June. The spectacular sailing yachts depart from Port Vauban, which offers a helipad for easy access. Enjoy the spectacle of dozens of classic yachts cutting through the waves with the wind in their sales.
To conclude the summer in style, there is only one place to be between 6th and 11th September: The Cannes Yachting Festival 2016 is the final summertime hurrah for the Cote d’Azur’s high society. What better way to end the summer than by arriving at Cannes via helicopter transfer and landing to see some of the world’s most glorious vessels? With a new helipad installed just a short distance from the festival’s setting, it seems only right to gain an aerial view of the event.
With so many options for summer events along the French Riviera – be it with film stars in Cannes, sailing boats in Antibes or the fastest cars in the world in Monaco – you’re sure to find the perfect outing for a truly memorable occasion. Amid the sun, sea and glamour of the Cote d’Azur, it isn’t a question of what will you do but of how will you do it all? Well, by helicopter transfer in the French Riviera of course!