Yacht charter and sailing in France

France is certainly one of the most glamorous charter areas in the Mediterranean. The French sailing region is on one side a very luxurious one on the Mediterranean side, and can be a very harsh and challenging sailing area on the Atlantic coast of France as well.

France offers the sailor more variety than any other area … on one hand, the Mediterranean coast and on the other the Atlantic coast.

The ports of France invite you to stroll, look around and have a nice walk as well … it is not usual to get a mooring place next to a boat from an actor or millionaire.

St. Tropez, Antibes, Cannes … or Toulon, Marseille and Montpellier … these are probably the most known Mediterranean cities.

Marseille is certainly one of the oldest ports in the Mediterranean (7th century BC); the Chateau d’If was the backdrop for the book “The earl of Monte Christo”.

Weather conditions

The Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild winters is very typical for southern France. The Mistral is typical for some regions of France as well.

The summer months in Corsica are characterized by hot temperatures and mild winters.

Entry and exit formalities, and services for yachts and yacht charters

Since France is a member of the European Union, ships with EU citizens coming from another Schengen country do not have to register separately.

Ships which are coming from “non-Schengen countries” or enter with “non EU citizens” on board must go to the customs office (in a Port of Entry)

The French coast locates many marinas, as well as mooring facilities. The technical facilities (repair shops, yacht equipment etc.) for yacht sport are almost available in every marina.

Yacht charter and sailing in France

The most requested starting points for a charter trip are Hyéres, St. Tropez, Nice, Antibes and Cannes. Corsica, Ajaccio, Bonifacio and Macinaggio are famous as well.

For an individual charter offer for France (Mediterranean side) we are at your disposal via Email at office@star-yachting.com .