Cote d´Azur - French Riviera
One of the most stunning coastal regions of the Mediterranean extends from the French-Italian border all the way to Saint Tropez: the French Riviera, a perfect choice for yacht charter. Since the 1960s when Gunter Sachs and Brigitte Bardot were renowned for their legendary parties, the beautiful faces of the international jet set have been magnetically drawn to this little stretch of paradise.
And it’s not only them – sailors are also in their element on the French Riviera. Away from the bustling action, there is still plenty of seclusion and unspoilt nature to be found with your chartered sailing yacht.
Selected highlights of the area:
Hyères and Porquerolles
Renowned as a location for international sailing regattas, Hyères enchants with its picturesque old town and a breathtaking view of the islands of Île de Porquerolles and Port-Cros.
Porquerolles is an absolute must on any yacht itinerary. Covered with umbrella pines and eucalyptus, it radiates a very unique atmosphere. In addition to secluded anchorages, the island boasts some wonderful sandy beaches.
The experience alone of sailing into the historical Old Port of Marseille with its magnificent stone quays makes a trip to France’s second biggest city worthwhile.
The vibrant city thrives on a fascinating combination of sailing culture, French lifestyle and influences from the immigrants from Maghreb. You can savour the delights of bouillabaisse, visit museums or immerse yourself in the pulsating nightlife of Marseille.
12 nautical miles east of Marseille awaits another highlight: the Calanques, a series of fjord-like inlets that create a truly spectacular coastline explore with your charter yacht.
Drop anchor amidst the unparalleled beauty of the Calanques and take in the dramatic landscape!
Since Brigitte Bardot filmed the movie “And God Created Woman” here in 1956, little remains of the sleepy fishing village that Saint-Tropez used to be. Today the town’s port accommodates yachts measuring up to 100 feet and well-known stars from all over the world jet to the summer resort of Saint-Tropez. If you want to catch a glimpse of A- to C-list celebrities, head with your sailing yacht for Pampelonne beach and its luxurious beach bars.
Every year in autumn, Saint-Tropez becomes a mecca for classic yacht fans when some of the most beautiful yachts in the world rendezvous for Les Voiles de Saint Tropez.