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Chrissie Mcclatchie freelance writer French Riviera travel yachting

Travel | Wine | Yachting

Chrissie McClatchie is a French-Australian freelance travel and yachting writer who grew up on Sydney’s northern beaches and has called France home for over a decade.

She’s at her happiest reporting on hidden or unusual angles: whether that’s Provence’s chickpea renaissance, the Michelin-starred chef on a quest to curate the world’s largest South African cookbook collection, or the sommeliers bringing wines from the depths of the ocean to the restaurant table.

Her stories from the Côte d’Azur – and beyond – have appeared in publications such as Condé Nast Traveler, Travel + Leisure, BBC Travel, CNN Travel, Lonely Planet, Wine Enthusiast, easyJet Traveller, The Culture TripBusiness Insider, Modern Farmer and Dockwalk. She is also a contributing author to the Lonely Planet Experience Provence and other upcoming French guidebooks.

She is a regular contributor to The CEO Magazine, an Australian-based global business publication, where she profiles C-suite executives from around the world and writes lifestyle features.

Before picking up a pen, she sold fine wine to superyachts on the French Riviera and is a WSET-certified wine educator. She has also worked as a content editor for a Monaco-based yacht brokerage. She now lives in Villefranche-sur-Mer, a fishing village next to Nice, with her Irish husband and two young daughters.

Chrissie is a member of the Australian Society of Travel Writers (ASTW) and the Yachting Journalists’ Association.

Browse a selection of recent print articles here or digital articles here. You can also see more of her clippings over at

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