The French Riviera or the Côte d’Azur is located in the south-east of France on the Mediterranean. A coastline stretching from the famous yachting region of Saint Tropez to the borders of Italy, with a superb climate, cuisine and elegance, making the Riviera one of the most popular yacht charter locations in the world.

Charter a Yacht on the French Riviera and Experience the Thrill of the Yachting Epicenter

An average of 90% of all the super yachts in the world will visit the French Riviera at least once. A visit to the yachting ports of St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes or Monaco in busy season opens the eyes to some of the most impressive yachts in the world. The Riviera coastline offers 600 miles of yachting splendor.

When is best to charter a yacht on the French Riviera?

The French Riviera charter yacht season normally kicks off in April and runs through to the end of October. The months of July and August are hot and busy with tourists.  You can generally experience light winds and great yachting conditions.

Where to go on your French Riviera Yacht Charter

The choice of ports are extensive, the history and varied destinations to visit are interesting and famous worldwide. The Cote d’Azur offers plenty of choice for a yacht holiday. Some of the quieter yachting destinations include the Porquerolles, Lerins Islands, Esteral cliffs.  There are also the pretty seaside fishing villages of Villefranche sur Mer and Eze, which is perched high on a clifftop. Cannes offers glitz, glamour and movie stars, and Monaco is a playground for the wealthy with a visit to the Casino not to be missed.

How can I get to my charter yacht?

The closest airport to access yachts on the French Riviera is Nice Cote d’Azur, the third biggest airport in France with airlines offering a mix of year round and seasonal flights. Nice airport is about 25 minutes to the Port of Monaco, 20 minutes to Antibes port and 30 minutes to Cannes port. Private helicopters can be organised to fly guests directly to their chosen destination or right on board their yacht. The Riviera became a popular tourist and boating destination at the end of the 18th century, when it became a popular health resort for the British upper class. The Riviera remains today on the list of top places to visit and charter a yacht.

With an office located on the Riviera and a team of yacht brokers living in the region, 212 Yachts are the perfect advisors to organise the charter of a yacht on the Cote d’Azur. 212 Yachts specialise in charter yacht French Riviera, yacht charters in Cannes, charter yachts Monaco, rental yachts Antibes, Saint Tropez and global yacht charter destinations.

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Jenny Caird, originally from Ireland, is the founder and CEO of 212 Yachts (and charter expert), applying her passion for customer service, with incredible client satisfaction, to create an ambitious, highly reputable and respected business. Whatever your query is, Jenny offers solutions with a smile. With her motivation and dedication to ensuring the yacht owners and clients 212 Yachts work with are 'wowed', Jenny and her team add the extra degree in yachting.

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