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French Riviera Yacht Charter Guide
French Riviera Yacht Charter Guide

French Riviera Yacht Charter Guide

20 February 2023

Monaco, Cannes and St-Tropez...and much more

The French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur, is one of the most popular charter destinations in the West Mediterranean. With its stunning coastline, vibrant culture, and world-class amenities, it’s easy to see why the French Riviera is a favorite among yacht charter enthusiasts.
In this comprehensive French Riviera yacht charter guide, we’ll take a closer look at what makes the French Riviera so special and why it’s the perfect destination for your next yacht charter.

Cannes, Monaco and St-Tropez within easy reach

From Cannes to St Tropez or Cannes to Monaco, a Sport yacht takes just 1 hour 30 minutes. For those prone to seasickness or unsure of their tolerance for the open sea, a short distance cruise offers the advantage of less time exposed to potential motion sickness. The shorter duration minimises the likelihood of discomfort for those who may be concerned about such issues.

Best Time to Visit

The French Riviera is a year-round destination, but the best time to visit depends on what you want to do.
If you’re looking to soak up the sun and enjoy the beaches, the summer months from June to September are ideal although a bit crowded. However, if you prefer a quieter experience, spring and fall are also great options.

In these seasons, you can enjoy mild temperatures and avoid the crowds.

Top Attractions

The French Riviera has something for everyone, whether you’re interested in culture, history, or outdoor activities. Here are some of the top attractions to check out during your yacht charter:

Cannes: Home to the world-famous film festival, Cannes is a must-visit destination on the French Riviera. Stroll along La Croisette, the city’s most famous boulevard, and take in the stunning sea views.

Nice: known for its gorgeous beaches and vibrant street life, Nice is a great place to explore on foot. Be sure to visit the historic Old Town and the famous Promenade des Anglais.

Monaco: the glamorous principality of Monaco is a favorite among yacht charter enthusiasts. Marvel at the luxurious yachts in the harbor, visit the famous Monte Carlo Casino, and explore the Prince’s Palace.

Saint-Tropez: once a fishing village, Saint-Tropez is now a hub of luxury and glamour. Explore the charming old town and relax on the beautiful Pampelonne Beach.

Antibes: with its stunning marina, historic old town, and excellent museums, Antibes is a great place to spend a day or two. Don’t miss the Picasso Museum, housed in a 14th-century castle.

Top Activities

In addition to sightseeing, there are plenty of fun activities to enjoy during your yacht charter in the French Riviera. Here are some of the best:

Watersports: with its crystal-clear waters, the French Riviera is perfect for all kinds of watersports, from jet skiing to snorkeling to scuba diving. Check out our scuba diving page here.

Golf: the French Riviera is home to some excellent golf courses, including the Royal Mougins Golf Club and the Cannes-Mandelieu Old Course.

Hiking: the French Riviera is also a great place to explore on foot. The Cap Ferrat coastal path and the Esterel Massif are two of the most popular hiking trails in the region.

Wine tasting: the French Riviera is home to some excellent wineries, producing world-class wines like the famous Côtes de Provence. Take a tour and enjoy a tasting (Var area).

From stunning beaches to world-class culture, there’s something for everyone.
With this comprehensive French Riviera yacht charter guide, we hope to help you plan the perfect yacht charter in the French Riviera.

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Post updated on April 18, 2024
About the author:
Remi van der Deure – French Riviera Charter broker.


I am the senior Yacht Charter Broker at Charterminute, a well-known yacht charter boutique in Antibes.

I have served in the yacht charter industry for over 15 years and have gained a strong reputation among my clients, as evidenced by consistent 5-star ratings on Google Reviews and TripAdvisor.

My specialty is organizing corporate yacht charters for startups and large companies during popular events like the Cannes Lions Festival, MIPIM, TFWA, and MIPCOM.

I am also proud to be a member of esteemed yacht broker associations, e-MYBA and ECPY, demonstrating my unwavering commitment to providing exceptional yacht charter services and memorable experiences in the French Riviera.

You can contact me directly at +33 (0)662.465.991 or

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