Cote d'Azur & French Riviera by Private Jet
It's no surprise that the stunning Cote d'Azur is one of Europe's private jet charter hotspots, particularly in the summer months but also for business travel, events and second-home owners all year round.
The French Riviera area offers a huge number of attractions to the luxury and corporate traveller: Prestigious events such as the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix; exclusive hotels and residential property; stunning beaches and sailing opportunities; and a timeless VIP appeal unmatched by any other European destination.
Private jet airports in the Cote d'Azur & French Riviera
There are several airport options in the South of France which cater for private jet travellers heading to the Cote d'Azur.
Private jet customers have a choice of airports across the area. Nice Cote d'Azur Airport is the biggest, open 24 hours and accommodates the largest jets and VIP airliners. But there are also a number of smaller airports along the coast.
Cannes Mandelieu Airport is the next busiest after Nice, a dedicated private jet airport popular with those flying into events in Cannes, or as a discreet alternative to Nice for VIPs and high profile figures.
St Tropez La Mole is the closest airport to the popular resort of St Tropez but travellers from the UK or other countries outside the EU Schengen area cannot land there, as it has no passport control. So we recommend Toulon-Hyeres as a nearby alternative.
Riviera Airport is a small private airport just across the border in Italy (also known as Albenga Airport), catering for light jets and turboprops - and can be a useful alternative for travellers to Monaco or destinations close to the border.
See our blog post: Should I land at Nice or Cannes?
Private helicopter transfers are also available for flights between destinations on the French Riviera and between Nice and Cannes Airports and Monaco.
London Luton - Nice
Aircraft: Citation CJ2
Estimate charter price: £8,500 (one-way)
London Farnborough - Nice
Aircraft: Legacy 600
Estimate charter price: £21,500 (one-way)
Paris le Bourget - Nice
Aircraft: Embraer Phenom 300
Estimate charter price: €10,200 (one-way)
Paris - Cannes
Aircraft: Citation Mustang
Estimate charter price: €7,900 (one-way)
To avoid traffic jams on the ground during events or busy summer season, we can arrange private helicopter transfers between Nice, Cannes, Monaco and other destinations on the Cote d'Azur.
Helicopter transfer Nice Cote d'Azur - Monaco from €1,050 (each way)
Helicopter: Eurocopter AS350
Cannes Film Festival & Monaco Grand Prix
At the end of May, the Cannes Film Festival and Monaco Grand Prix both take place in the Cote d'Azur, creating one of Europe's busiest periods for private jet charter.
The best way to arrive at these events is to book a private jet to Nice or Cannes, then avoid the ground traffic with a private helicopter transfer to Monaco or Cannes harbour.
We advise clients looking to fly over this period to book ahead, to ensure the best prices and preferred itinerary - as slot availability can be limited for last minute flights.
How to charter a private jet to the South of France