Sailing the French Riviera

The French Riviera, a.k.a. Côte d’Azur, on the southeast of France, needs no introduction. Renowned for its glitz and glamor, home to many celebrities, the French Riviera has become a synonym for luxury yacht charter.


However, in case you want to avoid ostentatious and over-priced destinations, or you are simply in the mood to explore less known and less crowded ports, we have a few recommendations. One of the hidden gems is definitely the city in bloom Bormes-les-Mimosas. There, you can stroll along charming medieval streets, admiring award-winning mimosa displays, as the name suggests.

With SailingEurope, charter the sailing yacht or catamaran of your choice and get ready for the most glamorous sailing holiday. From Saint Tropez to Nice and Cannes, there is no shortage of splendid places and services you can indulge in.
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Another seaside town popular with sailors is Port Grimaud, offering you peace and quiet, as well as the Venetian-style architecture to admire. There is also a charming fishing port of Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, favorite among water sports enthusiasts, especially scuba-divers, due to its rough coastline and steep inlets.

Comfortable sailing season in the French Riviera lasts from May to September, but it would be wise to avoid July and August, as the most crowded and priciest months.