- Hanse 345 - Hanse (2013)Marines de CogolinCapacity 8Cabins 3 cabBerths 8Engine 1x18hpDraught 1.87mSize 33ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom1 350 €*from 06/01 to 13/01View details
- Oceanis 41 - Beneteau (2014)Le LavandouCapacity 7Cabins 3 cabBerths 7+1Engine 1x21hpDraught 2.00mSize 41ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom2 100 €*from 01/04 to 08/04View details
- Sun Odyssey 349 - Jeanneau (2017)BandolCapacity 8Cabins 3 cabBerths 6+2Engine 1x21hpDraught 1.98mSize 34ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom1 795 €*from 01/04 to 08/04View details
- Hanse 315 - Hanse (2015)Marines de CogolinCapacity 4Cabins 2 cabBerths 4Engine 1x18hpDraught 1.75mSize 32ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom1 100 €*from 21/10 to 28/10View details
- Hanse 505 - Hanse (2016)Marines de CogolinCapacity 9Cabins 4 cabBerths 9Engine 1x72hpDraught 2.38mSize 49ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom2 750 €*from 21/10 to 28/10View details
- Lagoon 380 - Lagoon (2005)HyèresCapacity 9Cabins 4 cabBerths 9Engine 2x30hpDraught 1.15mSize 38ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom2 550 €*from 15/04 to 22/04View details
- Sun Odyssey 349 - Jeanneau (2017)BandolCapacity 5Cabins 2 cabBerths 4+1Engine 1x21hpDraught 1.98mSize 34ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom1 700 €*from 01/04 to 08/04View details
- Lagoon 400 - Lagoon (2012)HyèresCapacity 12Cabins 6 cabBerths 12Engine 2x40hpDraught ---Size 39ftfrom3 256 €*from 30/09 to 07/10View details
- Lagoon 400 S2 - Lagoon (2014)HyèresCapacity 9Cabins 4 cabBerths 9+1Engine 2x40hpDraught 1.21mSize 39ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom3 190 €*from 01/04 to 08/04View details
- Sun Odyssey 439 - Jeanneau (2015)ToulonCapacity 10Cabins 4 cabBerths 8+2Engine 1x54hpDraught ---Size 43ftReinforced Health Measuresfrom2 457 €*from 01/04 to 08/04View details
Three Reasons to Charter a Yacht in the South of France
1. Harbourside Glamour
The ports of the South of France boast luxury like nowhere else. With cities like Cannes being a luxurious playground for the rich and famous, these sumptuous, sun-kissed cities will give you a deluxe yacht charter experience. The home of superyachts and moorings of up to 3000 yachts (Old Port of Marseille), the fancy French Riviera has attracted names such as Brigitte Bardot, Johnny Depp and Beyoncé, and continues to do so at major events such as Cannes Film Festival each year.
2. Breathtaking Beauty
Whilst many people only associate the South of France with wealth and glitz, there is so much more. The landscapes are varied and stunning, fields painted with lavender, olive groves, mountains and canyons; and this beauty is what has drawn artists such as Renoir and Cezanne to the Côte d’Azur for years. There is so much to discover during your yacht charter, so moor your boat in one of the marvelous marinas and head inland to Gorges du Verdon. Known as the ‘Grand Canyon of Europe’, these impressive gorges flanked by 700m-high sheer, limestone cliffs make for an awe-inspiring sight. The Côte d’Azur is not only home to sensational natural beauty, even the towns and villages are picture-perfect. Take Seillans, for example: located just a short drive away from the city of Cannes where you can start your yacht charter, this medieval town is scattered with vineyards and orchards, alongside a charming chapel and castle. It’s the definition of picturesque.
3. Navigating the French Riviera
The South of France is many things, and one of them is a sailor’s paradise! Cities such as Marseille and St. Tropez have long been a hub for nautical tourism, and as a result, marinas are plush and well-equipped. The Côte d’Azur is fairly sheltered from any strong winds, so when sailing between May and September, you can enjoy a Mediterranean climate, with calm winds (10-20 knots) and placid waters; what could be more ideal for your yacht charter?
Stylish Saint Tropez
The town of Saint Tropez has made a name for itself with its A-list crowd and swanky marina with some of the most deluxe facilities in the South of France. With designer stores and boutiques lining the cobbled streets, it’s truly a luxurious destination for a yacht charter.
It’s a fusion of quaint beauty and sublime modernity, so moor your boat in France’s most famous marina, Port de St. Tropez, and head to Quai Jean Jaurès. Here you will find lavish bars and restaurants where celebrities gather, so grab a drink and soak up the alluring ambience of St. Tropez. Wander through the ochre streets of the old town where couture outlets mingle with grocery stores, and head up the hill to the Citadel for magnificent ocean views. Inside the church is a museum of local treasures, including some of the works of Henri Matisse!
A yacht charter here doesn’t so much mean visiting historic monuments or world heritage sites, but is more an opportunity to taste the St. Tropez lifestyle and live the glamorous life of a yachtsman in the South of France.
If you’re wondering which of the plentiful restaurants to dine in, St. Tropez is home to finest cuisine, and depending on your budget there’s a variety of choice! If you want the complete luxury charter experience, then head to Résidence de la Pinède for some exquisite Michelin rated food!
Cuisine of the Côte d’Azur
One of the great things about renting a boat in the South of France is that you get the best of both worlds. You get the benefits and comforts of the exclusive lifestyle, whilst also being able to enjoy the authentic side of the region. Despite the huge population of tourists who spend their summer months sunning themselves on the Riviera, the cuisine remains traditional on the whole, based around the typical Mediterranean ingredients of olive oil, wine, garlic and tomatoes! A yacht charter here will see you dining on the likes of Bouillabaisse, originally from Marseille, this fish stew is a staple and specialty of the region. Make sure you try the classic aperitifs of Pastis (aniseed liqueur) and Tapenade (olive dip with garlic, olive oil and anchovies).
The popularity of the South of France – not just with yacht charters, but with tourists, French holiday-goers, celebrities etc., all means that the area is very accessible. The majority of flights will come into France’s second largest airport, Nice - Côte d’Azur International Airport, located 5.9km SW of Nice. Or if you’re chartering from Marseille, the city has its own airport Marseille Provence Airport serving various European cities. Once you’ve landed you can have a taxi waiting for you, just let your GlobeSailor advisor know, and a transfer can be organized for you (at an additional cost).
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