The south coast of France is one of the greatest sailing and boating destinations in the Mediterranean. You can visit virtually any area and find a first class marina or a secluded cove to anchor and with such wonderful coastline & ports it’s not surprising that the largest density of Luxury Fully Crewed Yachts anywhere in the world have their home port here.
During the vacation charter season, which extends from April to October, the wind rarely is too strong, the sea is generally quiet, the tides and currents are mostly negligible, the ports are numerous and the destinations interesting and world renowned.
The coast is divided into regions:
Filled with breathtaking coastline, unbelievable cuisine, medieval history and amazing architecture with chateaux and cathedrals, this region is widely considered by many an undiscovered gem. Known for extraordinary wine, this region of France boasts some of the most up and coming wines. The area will delight you and your vacation charter guests, especially the must see sites, including:
- La Cite in Carcassonne which is a vast fortified medieval village
- Place de la Comedie in Montpellier, a busy and beautiful square with historic buildings and outdoor marketplaces
- Limoux, a small and pretty city best known as the true birthplace of the first sparkling wine, Blanquette
Noted as a maritime city with Greek and Roman origins, the spirit and mischief of artist Pablo Picasso still flows in around this town with many visitors enjoying the Musée Picasso – The museum is located in a huge former church, dating from the 12th century.
Pablo Picasso was very fond of the proportions of this magnificent building and it was here that he created his famous War and Peace panels for the chapel in 1953.
In the very heart of the Côte d’Azur lies Antibes-Juan-les-Pins. The incomparable charm of Antibes has delighted many famous artists and musicians, including jazz great, Miles Davis who was drawn to the “Jazz à Juan”, legendary jazz festival held for over 50 years during the summer in the heart of the Juan-les-Pins pine forest.
The capital of the area is Nice, which features good beaches, old city harbors, renowned churches and art museums. Its ports include Port Vauban, the top Mediterranean yachting harbor.
The French Riviera
A world renowned vacation charter destination, the climate is simply sublime and the landscape breathtaking. Every stop offers tranquil islands or a cutting edge destination such as St Tropez, Monaco and Cannes. The French Riviera is holds the perfect position between the Mediterranean Sea and the French Alps which creates a micro-climate that provides the area with warm sunny days all year round. The French Riviera is the center of the Mediterranean Yacht world.
The island of Corsica is between the French Riviera and Sardinia and the combination of French and Italian culture makes it one of the most special destinations in the Mediterranean. This island offers glorious scenery, white sandy beaches, excellent ports of call, and attractions such as the famous luxury resort hot spot, Cala di Volpe in Porto Cervo – which the late novelist Irwin Shaw once called ‘for the spoiled darlings of our age’.
Corsica is a rugged, mountainous Mediterranean Island with amazing vacation charter options and destinations – from classy ports to unspoiled beaches to breathtaking coastline, with thousands of years of history to explore.