You can reach Vieux Port de Cannes by calling VHF12.
The Old Port of Cannes (Vieux Port de Cannes) is the first transatlantic stopover in Europe, the heart of internationally renowned major events for professional skippers and sailors, including the famous Cannes Yachting Festival. Old Port of Cannes is located on an exceptional site on the Riviera an
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Vieux Port de Cannes is located in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
Herbs and lavander faded aroma fills your nostrils as you approach the clear, blue waters of one of the most exquisite holiday destinations, The French Riviera. Here, under the pine shaded beaches, visitors nourish in the typical mediteranean climate with warm, dry, sun-soaked summers and gentle winters.
In the late XVIII-th century, the area of France’s mediteranean seashore became a fashionable spa resort for the brittish elite, as well as celebrities such as Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, the Rothschild family, as well as artists and writers such as Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, Edith Wharton, Somerset Maugham or Aldous Huxley. It is said that before that, it was mostly a poor region of France, known for its fishermen small ports, olive plantations and flower cultures, that would be used for the fabrication of perfume.
The region’s name would later come from writer Stepher Ligeard,born in the french region “Côte d’Or. He would then reffer to it as “La Côte d’Azur”, in the book with the same name, due to the azure, crystalline color of the water. While here, one must not miss Palais du Prince, the residence of the Grimaldi family of Monaco, built in 1191. Rummaging through its corridors, it’s dramatic history of having been bombarded and besieged by many foreign powers will undoubtably leave its mark upon you. The enchanting wide thoroughfare in Aix-en-Provence, Cours Mirabeau is most likely to leave you breathless as you stroll through its 440 m length and 42 m width, softly caressing your imaginative muscles.
Cannes, hosting its famous Festival de Cannes since 1946, is another major landmark located in Provence – Alpes – Cote d’Azur, about 50km west from the city of Nisa. While here, one should see The Promenade de la Croisette, the waterfront avenue with palm trees, known for it’s picturesque beaches, cafés and boutiques, the fortified tower and Chapel of St Anne house of the Musée de la Castre. Walk right into Alexandre Dumas’ novel, The Count of Monte Cristo by venturing out in The Château d'If, a fortress that would later become a prison. The fortress is located on the island of If, the smallest in the Frioul archipelago, about a mile offshore in the Bay of Marseille in the Mediterranean Sea. Altho in the famous novel, the main character Edmond Dantès manages to escape from the gruelling prison, in reality, no one ever has, making it an even more impressive, shipe shivering landmark.
Position: Lat. 43°32.7’ N – Long. 007°01' E
VHF: Channel 12
SHOM 7205 - 7409 / Navicarte 501
Access in daytime: enter port between the W jetty and the Sécant tower, which indicates the shallow water limits
Maximum speed: 3 knots
Maritime regulations in the Bay of Cannes
Watercraft (scooters, jet-skis etc.) are not allowed to operate within 300m of the coastline (including the islands). This includes shore access channels, channels reserved for high-speed nautical sports, as well as the zones listed below.
A 5 knot speed limit applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the channel between the islands of St. Marguerite and St. Honorat, between the following alignments: the islets of la Tradelière / St Féréol to the east and Pointe du Dragon (St. Marguerite Island) / Pointe Barbier (St. Honorat Island) to the west.
A 3 knot speed limit applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the authorised anchorage area
Motor craft must remain outside the 300-metre coastal band. A speed limit of 10 knots applies to vessels, boats and watercraft of all types in the following section of the Bay of Cannes: St. Marguerite Fort (on St Marguerite Island) / the Palm Beach Casino to the east, and Batéguier Fort (on St Marguerite Island) / entrance light to the Port of Cannes to the west.
The water police will penalise offenders on any occasion that these regulations are not followed.
Heliport - Quai du large :
Located at the end of the Quai du Large, between the two lighthouses, the heliport provides a public helicopter landing area, available on request. Helicopter traffic is particularly busy during the events season.
For this reason, during helicopter movements near the landing area, pleasure sailors must increase their vigilance and prudence near the heliport when entering or leaving the port
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