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
14
Boats in this location
114

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

1147 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
35 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1219 €
per week
8
Guests
4
Cabins
59 ft
Length
2017
Built in
1263 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
34 ft
Length
2016
Built in
1399 €
per week
4
Guests
2
Cabins
32 ft
Length
2015
Built in
1404 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2019
Built in
1439 €
per week
2
Guests
1
Cabins
29 ft
Length
2004
Built in
1442 €
per week
6
Guests
3
Cabins
39 ft
Length
2020
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.