May 7, 2012
Epitomising the exclusivity of southern France’s yacht scene – Charles Simonyi’s superyacht docks at Port of Bregaillon!
With its deliciously warm climate, laid back atmosphere, twisting streets leading to historical sites, exclusive shops and top-class restaurants, all backed by an emerald mass of densely wooded hillsides, the town of La Seyne sur Mer, sitting comfortably on the Mediterranean coast, is typical of southern France.
Given that the town was fortified and defended by a young Napoleon Bonaparte combined with its prime position of the Med, it is hardly surprising that La Seyne sur Mer became and continues to be one of the most important shipbuilding centres in France.
Its long and lustrous culture of the sea is still very much at the heart of this pleasant southern French town, and its harbour, known as the Port of Bregaillon, remains one of the most picturesque points of the French Riviera.
Like many of the harbours on the Cote d’Azur and throughout the south of France, the harbour of La Seyne sur Mer is a popular spot for rich and elite boat owners to anchor their beautiful, luxury vessels.
Epitomising the intense exclusivity of harbouring one’s yacht in a harbour on the French Riviera, is the fact that Charles Siimonyi, the American-Hungarian billionaire and former boss of Microsoft, recently dropped anchor at the Port of Bregaillon in his grand and obscenely luxurious superyacht.