FRANCE Yacht Charters
We have divided the French Mediterranean coast into three sections:
The Gulf of Lions coast from Cerbère to Marseille
the Côte d'Azur from Marseille to Menton
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.
The information published at this site has been compiled from publicly available information sources or personal experience. Please feel free to submit additional information or corrections to that already published.
Interactive Sailing Map
Mediterranean France we have divided into three sailing zones. There are few charter yachts in the west, but reasonable fleets in Corsica and on the south coast mainly around Hyères.