Cannes Yachting Festival 2023: Everything you need to know

The Cannes Yachting Festival is due to return from 12-17 September 2023.

Founded in 1977, the Cannes boat show takes place in the beautiful French city every September and showcases almost 600 boats, including motor yachts, superyachts, catamarans, tenders and sailing yachts.

The in-water show in the Bay of Cannes takes place in two of the city’s ports, the Vieux Port and Port Pierre Canto.

What’s new at the Cannes Yachting Festival?

New for 2023, the organisers have created a small boats area, focussed on craft measuring between 8m and 11m long.

Located in the Old Port on the Pantiero, next to the inflatables, this new marina with pontoons positioned at the end of the quays offers a comprehensive view of all the boats in this very popular size bracket.

How to get to the Cannes Yachting Festival

From Nice airport you can get a shuttle bus direct to Cannes, or buses 200 and 210. If you prefer taking a cab, a taxi will cost from around €55, depending on the number of passengers.

If money is no object and you want to travel in style, then book a helicopter with Azur Hélicoptère, which will take you from Nice to Cannes in around seven minutes and for just over €500.

Where to stay during the Cannes Yachting Festival

Cannes has a large selection of different types of accommodation. From luxurious five-star hotels to more affordable apartments, there is something to suit every budget. Just make sure you book in advance as the city gets very busy during the boat show.

Read our guide of where to stay near the Cannes Yachting Festival

Which boats will be at Cannes 2023?

The official line-up of boats for the 2023 Cannes Yachting Festival is still taking shape, but the following are expected to attend:


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