Clarissa’s Guide to Food at Cannes Yachting Festival

It’s only 1 day to go until the Cannes Yachting Festival opens its doors! The Key Yachting will be there with all four of our boat brands; Nautitech Catamarans, Grand Soleil, J Boats and Tofinou. To get you in the mood for all things boats and Cannes, Clarissa sets out her all important food recommendations when visiting the festival and the city.

As well as the sun, sea and sailing a trip to Cannes is not without an array of amazing food. From visiting a boulangerie for breakfast, a leisurely lunch at a beach front café or escaping to the small side-street restaurants for a perfectly curated 3 course meal there is no shortage of local specialities to enjoy!

Being the ultimate food lover, I thoroughly enjoy a long breakfast on a French summer morning with a fresh croissant, dipped into your café au lait (trust me on that one, it is good!) followed by a trip to the beach, enjoying the sights of the old town of Cannes and especially exploring the amazing boats on display at the Cannes Yachting Festival!

A speciality of Provence is the Black Truffle. With over 80% of France’s truffle production coming from Mont Ventoux, Provence. Although truffle season is from November to mid-March amazing dishes season with rich truffle flavours and available all year round in Cannes. A rich gnocchi in a creamy truffle sauce, is perfect alongside a Côte de Provence Rose and followed by a crème brûlée!

Why not make the most of your trip to the Cannes Yachting Festival and enjoy the amazing food and wine! I hear there are amazing vineyard tours from Cannes to fully embrace the knowledge of the vintners of the region, and enjoy tasting an assortment of local wines.

Don’t forget, the festival will see the world premiere of the Grand Soleil 40 and 72 alongside the 44 Performance, 42LC and 52LC. J Boats will be showcasing the J/45 after her premiere at the show last year, as well as the J/99. Nautitech Catamarans will have both the 40 and 44 Open on show. Tofinou will be proudly presenting the 9.7.

Cannes Yachting Festival is definitely not a boat show to miss and there is still time to make an appointment to see us at the festival. For appointments or more information contact one of the team at or call 02380 455669.