Key Yachting’s Guide to Cannes Yachting Festival 2022

There is only just over a month to go until Cannes Yachting Festival kicks off. The festival is taking place from 6th to the 11th September at the two ports of Cannes, Vieux Port and Port Canto on the famous French Riviera. The events water taxis easily move visitors between the 2 marinas.

The Key Yachting team will be based at Port Canto alongside all four of our brands.

The festival sees the world premiere of the Grand Soleil 40 and Grand Soleil 72. Alongside the 44 Performance, 42 Long Cruise & 52 Long Cruise.

Nautitech have both the 40 and 44 open.

Following her world premiere last year the J/45 returns alongside the J/99.

Tofinou Yachts proudly present the 9.7.

If you’re planning to visit us or thinking about making the trip, then read on to find our guide to the festival and other things to do in Cannes and the surrounding areas.

How to get to Cannes

There are regular direct flights from all major UK airports and Dublin to Nice Cote D’Azur Airport. Airlines including British Airways, Easy Jet, Air Lingus and Ryanair all fly to Nice. You can get to Cannes direct by shuttle bus from Nice airport or alternatively a taxi. If your feeling adventurous regular Helicopter transfers are also available.

Where to stay

Cannes has a large selection of accommodation on offer within close proximity to the ports, whether that’s a hotel or apartment, there is something to suit all budgets. We recommend booking accommodation in advance if you haven’t already done so.

Where to eat

Cannes offers a great range of restaurants and cafes for all cuisines, almost too many to choose from. Many of the local style restaurants serve classic Mediterranean seafood dishes. Cannes is the perfect place for cheese and wine lovers.

Things to do

If you’re planning to be in Cannes for a few days and want to explore outside of the boat show on your trip then there are plenty of other things to do.

The Boulevard de la Croisette is one of the most fashionable streets on the French Riviera, stretching 2km, it is a great place to stroll along and see the main sites of Cannes including the Palais des festivals and La Roseraie (Rose Garden).

Cannes is famous for its white sandy beaches with great views of the Mediterranean waters. The Croisette Beach is ideally located between both ports, worth going to after visiting us at the festival.

If you have time, its worth exploring Le Suquet, the small old fishing village where the city was founded, it boasts small cobblestone streets, plenty of cafés and great views from the Cathedral at the top of the hill.

If you want to venture outside of the city, we recommend visiting Nice, Monaco or Eze, the hilltop village, all of which have lots to explore.

To book tickets for the festival head to

If you’d like to make an appointment to see the Key Yachting team at Cannes Yachting Festival then email us at or call us on 02380 455669