Yacht Charter France
France is the most favorite holiday destination globally and when it comes to yachting, it stands out from other European countries. Even though this region is not so crawling with islands like Greece or Croatia, still its culture, cuisine, nature, and the relaxed “art of living” (art de vivre) and relishing each and every moment attract many yacht enthusiasts.
France has four major yacht destinations:
French Riviera (so-called South Coast of France or Côte d'Azur)
the island of Corsica
the Northern Coast (English Channel and North Sea)
rivers and canals of France
The French Riviera is literally top yachting destination in this country; it is popular amongst celebrities, boasts of
the annual Cannes Festival, The Monaco Grand Prix and other social events with folks coming from around the world.
This region is suitable for a measured rhythm and comfy stay. Due to the fact that all the most famous spots of Cote d'Azur - Cannes, Monaco, Nice, Saint-Tropez - are located close to each other, you can get around them on a yacht in just 7-10 days. Moreover, you can have a look at the wonderful islands of Santa Margarita and Saint Honore (near Cannes), as well as take a walk along the Lerins Abbey ( a Cistercian monastery on the island of Saint-Honorat).
If you want a relaxing holiday, come closer with nature, but at the same time, to have an active sailing, then you need to pay attention to the Western part of southern France (west of Cape Hyeres) towards Toulon and Marseilles. Here, there’s wildlife at its fullest, many quiet and calm places, there are not many tourists, moreover, there’s always the favorable Mistral wind.
The island of Corsica is one of the most famous and picturesque islands of the Mediterranean. Since this is top destination, and the selection of yachts and catamarans is not that wide, it is recommended to plan yachting on Corsica in advance.
This island is the fourth largest and most mountainous island in the Mediterranean. The combination of mountains, azure beaches, cozy bays, Corsican culture won’t likely leave you indifferent.
Speaking about Northern France, it includes the regions of Brittany and Normandy. Even though these ones do not provide the largest selection of yachts, and sailing requires a lot of experience and skills, it’s quite popular region. What’s more, this region has pretty big tides and low tides (that can easily reach 11 meters), currents and extremely active traffic due to the proximity of the English Channel. The North part of France is less popular but definitely worth visiting.
Now let’s move on to the rivers and canals of France - year by year, this direction for yachting is being actively developed in the country. Here is a calm and not-in-a-hurry-style vacation, the opportunity to visit the Valley and the Loire Castles, taste all sorts of wines at local wineries and take thousand of beautiful photos during the cruise.
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