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French Riviera: perfect place for sailing

Best sailing areas in French Riviera. Sailing routes, weather and wind details, facts about region and important details to sail in French Riviera.

Sailing trip in French Riviera

The French Riviera is the best holiday destination in France. It is located between the Alps, the Italian border, and the Mediterranean Sea.

 

There are luxurious villas on the beach that attracts attention. Clearwater and beautiful architecture will help you fall in love with the French Riviera. For lovers of sailing on a yacht, there are Cannes, Monaco, and Saint-Tropez.

Sailing season
June - August
Travel season
May - September
Marinas in this location
18
Boats in this location
166

Main facts about region

Telephone code:
+33
Language:
French
Timezone:
UTC+1, in summer UTC+2
Currency:
Euro (EUR)

What you need to know about yacht rentals in this region

Since the beginning of the 60s, holidays on the Côte d'Azur have attracted world-famous movie stars, actors, and famous artists (Chagall, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, and Renoir). You can visit many museums, architectural and historical monuments, souvenir shops, cafés, and restaurants.

 

From Saint-Tropez, you can take a yacht trip to Cannes and Monaco.

 

Cannes is a city renowned for its international film festival. It is held every year. The city has the best seaside resort with beaches and restaurants.

 

Nice is the most important historic city on the French Riviera. Many tourists come here every year. You can look at architecture, visit galleries and sunbathe on the Promenade des Anglais in the Bay of Angels.

 

The city-state of Monaco is a vacation spot for the rich and famous. There are beautiful landscapes, good weather, many casinos, and the annual Formula 1 Grand Prix.

 

The last port is a real paradise for lovers of outdoor activities, in particular — scuba divers.

 

It seems like the charming coast of the Cote d’Azur was created for yacht cruises. It has cozy bays, mild climate, soft wind and a huge number of yacht clubs, where the beginner in yachting can find help.

French Riviera - Yacht Charter Sailica
French Riviera - Yacht Charter Sailica
French Riviera - Yacht Charter Sailica

Riviera Routes

Cote d’Azur is a real treasure for yacht trips. You can access almost all the locations from the coast: museums, architectural and historical monuments, souvenir shops, cozy cafes and luxury restaurants.

  • La Croisette in Cannes. It starts from the legendary palace of film festivals and extends approximately 1.1 km along the coast;
  • St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice. This architectural monument was built in 1912, and it has been pleasing the eye with its grandeur and beauty for more than century;
  • Beaches and sights of Antibes. Luxurious Antibes will delight you with the enchanting pristine nature and man-made wonders, for example the botanical garden.

Yacht routes in the French Riviera are varied:

  • Saint — Tropez — Cannes — Nice — Monaco — Antibes — Saint-Raphael — Saint-Tropez;
  • Bormes-les-Mimosas — Port-de-Pokerol — Saint-Tropez — Port Grimaud — Cavalier-sur-Mer — Port-Cros — Bormes-les-Mimosas;
  • Cannes — La Napoule — Saint-Raphael — Port Grimaud — Saint-Tropez — Cavalier-sur-Mer — Port-Cros - Hyères — Saint-Maxime — Frejus — Cannes;
  • Le Lavandou — Porquerolles — Port-Cros — Cassis — Calanque National Park — Marseille — La Ciotat — Bormes-les-Mimosas — Le Lavandou.

Available yachts in the region

1327 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2021
Built in
1345 €
per week
6
Guests
2
Cabins
36 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1483 €
per week
4
Guests
1
Cabins
21 ft
Length
2012
Built in
1500 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
40 ft
Length
2010
Built in
1614 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2020
Built in
1653 €
per week
8
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2021
Built in

Nearest airports

Nice, Toulon, Cannes.

Yachting season and weather in French Riviera

There is a Mediterranean climate in Côte d'Azur. The weather is wonderful here from May to October. Summers are dry and hot. The maximum temperature is + 35 °C in July and August. The weather is pleasant here due to the influence of the sea. High season from May to September. The tourist season lasts almost all year round. Winters in the region are mild. The temperature here can drop below + 7 °C. 

 

Winds on the French Riviera are light. Their strength is 2-3 on the Beaufort scale. But in July and August, a strong northwest mistral blows.

 

Water temperature in sailing season +20...+24 °
Air temperature in sailing season +22...+27 °
Wind speed in sailing season 5−15 knots

Weather forecast for yachting in French Riviera

Upon arrival at the marina, you are usually given the forecast for the next day. You can also get storm warnings over radio links.

 

You can also use the following services to get information about weather conditions:

  • marine.meteoconsult.fr — marine weather forecast for the Mediterranean coast;
  • meteofrance.com — Marine weather forecast for the coast of France;
  • Marine Weather Guide — Marine weather guide from METEO France.

People talk about Sailica

Rinke Tiegel
5
Full recommendation. Great service & support. We chartered a Beneteau 45 in Athens for our trip around Peloponnes. Great service and perfect customer support from beginning to the end. Due to corona we had to postpone our trip - Sailica managed all the communication with the charter agency and negotiated a great new deal for us. This was already the 2nd time we charted with Sailica and it won't be the last time. Full recommendation
Kyle Redstone
5
I took Dufour Grand Large 560 at Croatia using online yacht rental service sailica.com It's easy to use their mobile app with fair prices and enough quantity of boats which suits to my parameters. Their managers assisted me through whole communication with charter company. It was pleasant to receive a small gift – free of charge transfer from airport to marina. We didn't request it and appreciate their overexpected level of service.
Julian Lehmann
5
Amazing 1 week in Turkey! I sailed with Sailica on a tour in the gulf of Fethiye in Turkey. Overall it was a great experience and a great crew, even if I did not know them before. The area is amazingly beautiful and if you go in April you can avoid the crowds. The skipper was very proficient and knew what he was doing. Highly recommended!
Mykyta Semenoff
5
Great company! The guys answered all our questions which were very important since it was our first sailing experience. Moreover, they advised us not only on a charter but also on the tour itself. This was not the responsibility of the company, but we needed help and the company managers helped us for free. I highly recommend the team. The guys are really reliable, proactive and customer-oriented.
Vadim Rogovskiy
5
Excellent trip to Croatia! The trip was organized on an excellent level since the very beginning - from the yacht search to the trip itself. The team was fast and responsive. Highly recommended to everyone who wants to hang out with family on a beautiful yacht or catamaran!
Nikolaus Haufler
5
Super Beratung - sehr schnell wurde für mich ein passendes Boot in der Türkei gefunden. Sehr guter Preis, und ich konnte einen Skipper aussuchen, den ich bereits vom letzten Mal kannte. Volle Empfehlung!