Sailing in the fantastic waters of Europe is nowhere more chic and enriching than in France. Known for its prestigious seaside resorts, its lifestyle and its pretty coastal cities full of culture, history and art, France offers you the opportunity to choose from a variety of itineraries, one more fascinating than the other.
France and its Mediterranean coast are famous for the typical boat holidays whether on yachts, sailboats, motorboats, catamarans or schooners. The French Riviera or French Riviera is one of the most famous sailing destinations in the world. Wherever you choose to anchor, keep in mind that these places offer much more.
Provence and French Riviera
With its prestigious seaside resorts such as Antibes, Cannes, Nice or Monaco, the Côte d’Azur is the most luxurious sailing destination in the world. Sailing in such sparkling places is an experience that cannot be forgotten.
Spend some time among the most beautiful collection of yachts in the world, bathe in the glowing Mediterranean sun while you glide along the coast of the French Riviera.
Start your journey in one of the most famous water sports destinations in the world, Saint-Tropez en Provence. Every year, classic and most modern boats of all sizes line up at the quayside in the port of Saint-Tropez for the regatta.
For a more adventurous experience, explore the fine sandy beaches on the Hyères Islands, or head to the Lérins Islands, off the Old Port of Cannes, for a peaceful break.
The island of Corsica
Corsica is the place where you can discover the wild beauty of Europe. Beautiful cliffs fall abruptly towards the clear turquoise waters which, moreover, are bordered by fine sandy beaches.
High granite peaks rise to breathtaking shapes, which is magnificent from the view of a boat. From the Greeks to the Romans, Geneva and briefly the British, occupied various parts of this island and were seduced by its magnificent natural setting. Make sure to visit the island of Corsica with 1000 kilometers of coastline and hundreds of beaches.
Lake Geneva is an ideal place for experienced skippers, as a boat permit is required to navigate on the lake. It is interesting that there is not much wind in the lake area.
The most frequent wind, “beise”, blows from the North and North-East, it is cold and dry, and typically blows for 3, 6 or 9 days. The other major wind is called the “vent”, which blows from the southeast, and is stable and strong.
Other winds are here “Joran” (blowing from the Jura mountains) and “MOLAN”. Port of white water, it is the largest port in Geneva, it is close to the centre and has excellent facilities, but there are also other ports such as the Port of Bouveret, Port des mouettes, Ports de Rives, Port of Vidy.