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Sailing in France

France offers great opportunities for sailing holidays. The Mediterranean area is littered with marinas throughout the coastline, and Corsica and Brittany have sheltered bays with stunning anchorages.


In southern France, on the Côte d'Azur, there are numerous well equipped marinas, though they are very busy in August. Sailing into such special places as St Tropez, Cannes and Antipes is an experience difficult to find anywhere else and it is well worth just to spend some time among the most beautiful collection of yachts in the world. 

Among other harbors on the coast are Iles d´Hyères, Golf Juan, Port Pin Rolland and Marseilles. At all these harbors and many more, it is possible to charter all types of boats and yachts.

 is much less developed, with few marinas, but many picturesque anchorages.
Corsica is an exciting destination with a fascinating history, culture, good food and wine. The winds can be quite strong in Corsica, often with strong gusts blowing down the valleys on the east coast, and around the northern and southern tips of the island, so it is advisable to keep a close eye on the weather.

While the port and bay rich Cote d'Azur is ideal for the family crew or the less experienced, the more experienced crews may prefer to spend their time on the Atlantic coast of France.

This west coast can be divided into three distinct areas. The most popular and picturesque being the Brittany coast with many sheltered bays and islands which enjoy consistent wind whilst rarely being subject to excess during the summer months.

The second area is around the Gironde whith several off-lying islands as well as great rivers, the Loire and the Gironde, which lead into inland waterways.

The third is the low lying area stretching to the Spanish border, this area is probably the least appealing as a holiday yachting destination, but it offers some very challenging sailing.


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