Cannes Sailing and Cannes Firework Festival Holiday with Essential Sailing

You can watch fireworks light up the sea and sky this summer at the Cannes Firework Festival (July and August).

The event attracts teams from across the world, all keen to show off their outstanding displays.  You can combine the festival with a week of gastronomy and culture aboard a luxury 50-foot yacht, which, based near Cannes, offers personalised sailing holidays along the French Riviera.

Heading east or west out of Cannes, itinerary highlights include admiring spectacular views from the hill-top village of Èze, sampling local produce from the colourful markets in Vieux Antibes and getting your fix of French culture in cities such as Nice, Cannes and Monaco. And while you’re there, sample Provençal and Niçois dishes including bouillabaisse (fish stew), pissaladière (olive and onion pizza) and olive tapenades. Delicious cheeses, cold meats and freshly-baked bread are all also served onboard.

A week in July or August costs from £1,450 pp (six sharing) including airport transfers (Nice), half-board accommodation, two dinners and drinks with meals. Flights extra.

Call Essential Sailing on 0845 653 0126 (www.essentialsailing.com).