7 Reasons You Can’t Miss the South of France on Your Yacht Charter

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Even for those accustomed to la vie en rose, a yacht charter to the French Riviera is like seeing this corner of the world for the first time. Whether you’re eager to anchor up to a bustling nightlife scene or cozy up for a romantic night on the water, the South of France is home to some of the most incredible luxury experiences in the Mediterranean. What better way to tour each of the top coastal cities in this area than through a private yacht charter?

Here are our top reasons why this scenic destination should be the target for your next charter adventure.

The climate is as good as it gets.

With hot and sunny summers reigning supreme in the Mediterranean, you’ll have no shortage of opportunities to relax outside. The yacht charter season in this area starts in May and ends in September, with high season taking place in July and August. Marine life is diverse and sprawling, offering remarkable opportunities for new and experienced scuba divers. Above sea level, find designated jet and water ski areas — with unlimited swimming opportunities in turquoise waters. And, of course, white and gold beaches dot the coastline from St. Tropez up to Cannes.

Aerial view of St Tropez in daytime with yachts

Get inspired in St Tropez.

If you’re the type of adventurer who likes colorful destinations off the beaten path, you’ll find a treasure trove of possibilities along the coast of St. Tropez. Renowned for its artistic valor and fine cuisine, St. Tropez plays host to a number of secluded beaches and coves, from Pampelonne and Cap Taillat to Salines, Baie de Briande, and the Hyeres Islands.

Feeling social? Anchor at Ilhe d’Or, Bai D’Agai, Bay du Saint Tropez or step ashore to visit beach clubs like Club 55 or Nicky Beach. For an evening out, don’t miss the VIP Room, Hotel Byblos Club, or Le Quai Joseph — all along the coastline for easy access by yacht.

Mediterranean water with yachts in daytime

There’s something for everyone.

The French Riviera is every bit a nature getaway as it is a testament to modern culture and high society. The island coastlines of this region boast a number of secluded beaches, and plentiful opportunities to sail and anchor up to the paradise of your choice.

At the same time, you don’t have to go far to catch the best of Europe’s nightlife and Mediterranean cuisine. Historical landmarks, festivals, and feasts are only a dock and a day trip away at any of the major cities along the coastline. Families with young children, couples, friends, and solo adventurers can all find pleasure and excitement in some of the world’s finest waters in the South of France.

Monaco skyline in the evening with yachts

Experience luxury in Monaco.

To experience Monaco from the coast is to time travel: back into the terracotta past, a place of castles and stone, and into the future, where skyscrapers and modern buildings sprawl along white sand. Dock at historic port Hercules to explore this prime destination for yachters. Other top docking areas include Eze, Villefranche-Sur-Mer bay, or the charming Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. Witness emerald hills and majestic Greek architecture at Villefranche sur mer and Beaulieu sur mer, or watch the Formula One race along the Monaco coastline from the comfort of your yacht deck.

Cannes yacht dock at night

Cozy up to Cannes.

Get a taste of one of the most glamorous cities in France by docking near the Promenade de la Croisette and going for a stroll along the coastline. You’ll find a wealth of high-class restaurants, shopping, and more — but if you’d rather keep to the sea, the Lérins islands await just two miles from the old port, serving as a popular swimming and lounging destination. The surrounding wilderness offers hiking and opportunities for water sports. Other spots frequented by yachters include the Isle Sainte Marguerite, Isle Saint Honorat, Cap d’Antibes, Golf Juan, and La Garoupe.

Private beach with yachts

Beaches for days.

It isn’t summer without a trip to the beach — the only trouble in this region is choosing which to explore first. The South of France is home to some of the world’s most outstanding beaches, so you’re sure to find one that offers exactly the qualities you’re looking for. Whisk your loved one away for a secluded or romantic getaway on the virgin islands just off the coast near Cannes, or at Paloma Beach in Saint Jean Cap Ferrat. For a more social experience replete with amenities, the Boulevard de Croisette serves as an excellent anchor point for surrounding beaches. Pampelonne Beach at St. Tropez offers a similar scene, robust with clubs and restaurants.

A yacht charter in the French Riviera is the utmost in luxury — now, the only thing left to do is book a private yacht before the high season rolls around. Shop around to pick the perfect vessel for your seaborne vacation, and discover for yourself what the South of France has to offer.

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About World Yacht Group
World Yacht Group is a global yacht consultancy that specializes in yacht charters, yacht sales, and yacht management. We have offices in Los Angeles, Cannes, Ibiza and Madrid. If you are interested in chartering a yacht or any of our other services, please visit us at http://worldyachtgroup.com/.

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