South of France
France is home to the biggest and most luxurious ports in the world. You can think of harbours located in Monaco or Cannes. This is where the jet set lifestyle really comes to life and what the Côte d'Azur is mostly known for. The ultimate place to start your yachting trip!
Charter a yacht in the South of France
Thanks to its history, gastronomy and cultural and geographical wealth, France receives millions of tourists from all four corners of the world every year. Bathed by the Mediterranean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, France is a dream destination for all water sports enthusiasts. Indeed, the 5,853 km of coastline offers a wide variety of landscapes. If you want to discover the beauty of this country and its coasts by combining luxury and comfort, renting a yacht in France is an excellent choice. The French Riviera is the favorite destination for many to rent yachts, mainly in the cities of Marseille and Cannes, where the sun and good mood prevail all year round. Another must-see yacht rental destination in France is Corsica. Surrounded by the Mediterranean Sea, this small island is a real gem, proud of its French territory. The small bays and the crystal clear waters of Ajaccio and Porto-Vecchio offer you an alternative environment and an exceptional atmosphere.
Monaco on the French Riviera has a long history. It has been a Greek and a Roman colony and it is an independent state since 1309 when the Grimaldis bought it. The Grimaldis have been ruling Monaco since then which makes them the world’s oldest ruling monarchy. Monaco is squeezed into just 200 hectares. It might be the world’s second-smallest country (only the Vatican is smaller), but what it lacks in size it makes up for in attitude. A magnet for high-rollers and hedonists since the early 20th century, it's also renowned as one of the world's most notorious tax havens and home to the annual Formula One Grand Prix.
With its mix of real-city grit, old-world opulence, year-round sunshine, vibrant street life and stunning seaside location, no place in France compares with Nice. Look around and you’ll find the same elemental attractions that drew Europe's belle-époque aristocrats to promenade along the waterfront in horse-drawn carriages. Even now, nothing compares to the simple joy of a balmy beach day interspersed with a spot of people-watching astride the Promenade des Anglais' famous blue chairs.
Discover Saint-Tropez which is known for a jet-set lifestyle made famous by moguls, royalty, and movie stars who frequent the sherbet-colored fishing village There are mega yachts, swanky beach clubs, pricey restaurants, and champagne — oh so much champagne (but who’s complaining?), especially during high season, July and August, when the glitterati population rises and the sun sets late. Besides that, Saint-Tropez is still a small fishing village at heart with many pleasant and peaceful surprises.
The third day will be a beautiful trip to Cannes. Mention Cannes, and the first thing that comes to mind is the Cannes International Film Festival– where famous celebrities descend upon this beautiful beach town for a couple of weeks of glitz and glamor in the name of film-making. During the rest of year, the town still radiates with charm and charisma; people come here to unwind on its gorgeous beaches, stroll along its stylish boulevards, stay in its grand hotels, shop in its luxury boutiques and eat in its lavish restaurants.
After an overnight transfer from Nice you will arrive in the lovely town of Porto Vecchio. There are ample tasty restaurants to sample in Porto Vecchio, like Chez Laurent. With lots tucked away up on the hill in the main town, but for something that’s a little special, head to the marina to enjoy some exceptional food in a lovely setting. Try ‘Le Bistrot’ for fresh seafood and mouth-watering steak, all under a canopy of trees and sporting a nautical theme.
Bonifacio is a cavernous fjord at the island’s southern tip, with an attractive marina at its head. You enter through a dog-leg cleft in sheer white cliffs of striated limestone. Perched high above this amazing natural harbour, Bonifacio’s 9th-century citadel is the oldest in Corsica. Inside its walls you find a slightly crumbling town with an Italian flavour.
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Yachts for charter in the South of France
OZONE is a 28-m long San Lorenzo SX88 built-in 2018. Today, San Lorenzo is one of the most prestigious shipyards, both for its designs as for the quality level, few shipyards like San Lorenzo perfectly combine luxury and avant-garde design.
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The 196.85ft /60m CRN 60 motor yacht LIGHT HOLIC was built in 2011 by CRN and last refitted in 2014. Previously named Darlings Danama her luxurious interior is designed by Negoescu and her exterior styling is by Zuccon. Accommodation Light Holic’s interior layout sleeps up to 12 guests in 6 rooms, including a master suite, 5 double cabins and 1 twin cabin. She is also capable of carrying up to 15 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience.
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Yacht CHAKRA is a 282’ superyacht built by Scheepswerf Gebr. van der Werf in 1962, and refitted by Devonport Yachts in 2017. Her design and engineering as well as her exterior are by the Scheepswerf Gebr. van der Werf team. This vessel is an excellent option for large groups of friends, family vacations, or corporate retreats.
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