France has a long sailing history and maritime traditions, which is why it is one of the leading nations in the world for sailing. France also has one of the most developed yacht charter industries with an extremely wide range of yacht charter opportunities.
The French Riviera along the Mediterranean coast, provides its guests with elegant surroundings in a chic and trendy atmosphere. Visitors can choose between the livelier towns of Marseilles, Monaco Nice and Cannes or the villages of Beaulieu, Antibes, St Tropez, Hyeres or St Jean Cap Ferrat.
The south of France has a warm Mediterranean climate with cool winters and mild summers characterised by exceptional sunshine almost 300 days a year.
Strong winds, known as la Mistral, can occur in the Cote d'Azur, Provence and in the Rhone valley particularly over the winter and during the spring.