The French Riviera or the Côte d'Azur in French, is the Mediterranean coastline of France. The French Mediterranean coast is the playground of luxury cruisers. A true paradise for boat rentals, there is something for everyone: conventional yachts, catamarans, luxury yachts, sailboats, day boats... You will no doubt find the ideal yacht to navigate according to your desires and budget. The main bases are Hyères, Toulon, Bandol, Marseilles, Monaco and Cannes, famous for it's casino gambling games and for its prestigious annual film Festival.
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The Mediterranean Sea is the top tourist destination in the world. It is located in the middle of a land mass with a area of more than 2 million km². Navigation in Mediterranean offers a splendid landscape for recreational boaters . It is possible to admire the countless villas belonging to famous celebrities and perhaps have your eye on your next home! It is very easy to rent a boat in this region thanks to the vast number of agencies along the Côte d'Azur (Hyères, Antibes, St Tropez, Cannes, Monaco…).
The Côte d’Azur, also known as the French Riviera, extends over the departments of Alpes-Maritimes and Var, from Toulon to Monaco. Bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, the Côte d’Azur is a haven of peace and owes its name to the writer Stéphen Liégeard who, from his villa in Cannes, used to gaze upon the azure colour of the sea. From the rugged coastline and spectacular cliffs of the Alpes-Maritimes to the protected shoreline of the Var via the small rocky coves of the Cap Esterel, the French Riviera offers a multitude of landscapes. It is a real treat to sail through the succession of headlands, peninsulas, bays, islands, picturesque harbours or modern marinas. Thanks to its privileged geographical position as well as weather conditions, the French Riviera is an ideal destination and a true paradise for boaters.
The best seasons for navigation along the Côte d'Azur are:
- Inspring, with the prevailing winds blowing from west to north.
- In summer, with the westerly winds replaced by the breeze regime.
The tide in Mediterranean France is on average 40cm.
There are several types of boat rentals in Mediterranean France. Charter (rental with skipper), sailing boat rental , catamaran or monohull, boat rentalwithout skipper, sailing boat of regatta rental and finally, luxury yacht rental.
The inlets and the islands along the Côte d'Azur such as the islands of Porquerolles, the island of Hyères, the calanques of Cassis are not to be missed. Along the mediterranean coast, many ports and anchorages are at your disposal for landings, fuelling, fuel and tourism (port of Toulon, Marseille, blackcurrant, Bandol…).
Here is an example of a one week cruise along the French Riviera, a route proposed by our partner renters. Do not hesitate to get in contact with them to organize your cruise.
Departure: Port of Saint-Mandrier-sur-mer
Arrival: Port of Saint Tropez
Embark to the port of Saint Mandrier. Turn towards the island of Porquerolles (10miles) which is the largest of the 3 islands of Hyères. Disembark in the different anchorages to take advantage of the vegetation, the landscape and of the local tourism (mooring in the bay of Alicastre, discover the islands and its luxurious restaurants).
Sail toward the east and toward the Levant island (6 miles). Drop your anchor in the port of the Ayguade and do not hesitate to visit the Napoleon Fort and rent bikes to make the most of the island. Enjoy the French Riviera, taking advantage of the Mediterranean coast and its spectacular landscapes.
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