Bordered by the English Channel in its northern part, the Atlantic on the west coast and the Mediterranean Sea on the south coast, France is an ultimate yacht charter destination for a family cruises or group of friends.
A popular cultural destination
Yacht charter in France, especially on the Riviera (Côte d’Azur) is undoubtedly one of the best choices for a cruise by sailing yacht or motor yacht. Many yacht charter bases in France are available in this region and marinas are among the best equipped in Europe. Marseille to Nice via Toulon and Antibes, the narrow escape of the crystal clear reveals Beautiful typical Mediterranean coastal scenery. Enjoy moorings for visiting the historical sites of Marseille, the emblematic places of the Toulon region and discover the cultural heritage of cities like Monaco or Cannes. The stages of your route will also be the opportunity to make a gourmet break in local bistros to taste the Provencal specialties. Otherwise, in the north, the coast of Brittany is a charming area to discover or rediscover the joy of a sea trip by catamaran or sailing yacht. Côtes d'Armor to Morbihan through the Finistère region, your maritime escapade promises to be rich in discoveries. Besides the exceptional landscapes as the pink granite coast, there are many forts and castles along the way. The city of Saint Malo and the Carnac site are also inevitable steps. In the southwest, the boat rental in France reveals the gorgeous landscapes of the Landes, Gironde and Pyrenees-Atlantiques.
What yacht model to choose?
The choice of yacht type you want to book will be mainly depending on your preferences, the number of passengers and comfort you need on board. Sailing yachts and catamarans are perfect for a yacht charter in France in windy regions such as the Mediterranean or the Atlantic coast. If traveling as a couple or in a small group, this type of yacht is ideal. Power yachts will give you speed and a possibility to visit many tourist attractions in a very short time. They are also suitable for a group or family yacht cruises.
Weather climate and conditions
In general, the climate in France is temperate. However, on the north coast, the sea breeze softens the climate and the weather is often rainy. The northwest region is very windy and conducive to charter a sailboats or catamarans. In the mainland, the winters are sometimes severe. In the south, the sky is partly cloudy and temperatures can soar in summer. In the southeast, the climate is Mediterranean, but as we enter the highlands, it becomes semi-oceanic.