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France sailing charter and yacht rent

The South coast of France and its islands like Corsica or Hyeres (Porquerolles) islands coast are world famous for luxury sailing vacations on sailing yachts, power yachts, and big catamarans. French Riviera or Côte d’Azur is one of the most famous sailing destinations for luxury sailing charters.


France sailing charters: Corsica

Corsica island has 1000 kilometers of coastline and more than 200 beaches, Porquerolles (Hyeres) Island have pristine nature. But most of alla South France has some of the best yacht charter bases: Antibes, La Roche Bernard with its the Vieux Port and the Port Neuf, Port des Minimes marina in La Rochelle, Cherbourg and Cannes, famous for the world famous film festival.


Not only the Cote d’Azur


But the area south of France has much more to offer than only the Cote d’Azur. To the west of Toulon, an old and famous harbor of war, there are the long sandy beaches of the Camargue.

In this region, west of the islands of Hyères, the mistral wind reigns. This refreshing wind, at times during the summer , blows so strong that its effects can be felt up to 100 miles away from the coast.

You can say that so that the most suitable area for people less accustomed to sail, who are looking for a sailing holiday of relaxation, luxury and fun, the French Riviera is the perfect destination, while for those who love sailing under full sail and are a little more experienced may would prefer the western part of the south of France.


Plenty of great harbors


The whole Mediterranean Coast of France is plenty of great harbors, and offers excellent repair facilities for all sorts of boats of all sizes. The area of course is crowded most of all in high season, and finding a berth may not be easy, particularly for bigger yachts.

Once past the Pyrenees the area divides naturally into three parts; the relatively low lying (and sometimes very windy) coasts of the Golfe de Lion, the more craggy and charming coastlines just east of Marseilles to Toulon, and the Côte d’Azur (French Riviera) where the billionaires use to show their yachts in summer.

Marina prices vary from very expensive to very cheap. This coastline offers amazing historical towns, an outdoor café culture, good wines and a superb cuisine.


Weather, and preferred period to Go.


The numerous winter gales and the cold offshore winds suggest that best period to sail in these waters are from May to September, even though some adventurous souls, keeping an eye on the forecasts, enjoy a bit of sailing in April and October.


We will organize your sailing tour in details.


Charterby has prepared a set of route suggestions for one or two weeks but we can totally customize your sailing trip in French Riviera. Feel free to contact us and we will give you all the suggestions you need for a great luxury sailing charter in france.

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Some of the proposed yachts for this itinerary

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