Mediterranean France Yacht Charters

We have divided the French Mediterranean coast into three sections:

  1. The Gulf of Lions coast from Cerbère to Marseille

  2. the Côte d'Azur from Marseille to Menton

  3. Corsica.

The first has an impressive number of modern marinas offering excellent facilities, but very modest sailing opportunities. Crossing the Gulf of Lions is almost never a relaxing experience. An unforecast Mistral is unforgiving and frightening.

The Côte d'Azur offers excellent scenic sailing at higher prices, but since you are close to the coast, the Mistral risk is much lower. Summer over-crowding is however a fact of life.

The best sailing in Mediterranean France is certainly Corsica - rightly known as the Isle of Beauty. 

Charter fleets are concentrated around Hyères on the Côte d'Azur and Ajaccio in Corsica. By the standards of Greece and Croatia, the offer is small.

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