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France - sailing holidays with variety
Southern France, Côte d'Azur and Corsica - sandy beaches, varied landscapes and an azure blue sea attracts for sailing in France.
The climate - more than 300 sunny days
The French Riviera offers with more than 300 sunny days a year and constant temperatures the best conditions for your sailing holiday, especially from June to September. In summer temperatures can range between 24 and 30 °C and a regularly blowing mistral sweeps the clouds away from the sky - the most wonderful conditions given for sailing.
The wind - also ideal for beginners
All around the Côte d'Azur, the winds from the northwest allow relaxed sailing trips and are making the region very attractive also for sailing beginners. Even though ensuring a blue sky, the mistral can also reach a speed of 100 kilometers per hour and can decrease temperatures down to 10° C.
Sailing season: May to October
Sailing is one of the most popular sports in France. The French Riviera with its charming sailing areas is famous for beginners and advanced sailors, irrespective if short or long sailing holidays. The connection to the five oceans makes this possible. Nevertheless, strong gusts and currents as well as suddenly appearing fog banks have to be expected.
The most beautiful sailing areas for your yacht vacation in France
Gulf of Lion - for more experienced sailors
The "Lion's Gulf", a big bay at the French Mediterranean coast in the immediate proximity of the Côte d'Azur, attracts with its sandy beaches a lot of tourists and of course also sailing vacationers. Nevertheless, sailors always find a place to anchor, even in the high peak season. A sailing trip in this sailing area requires advanced sailing skills and experience in dealing with stormy gusts. Therefore, even with blue skies and sunshine, the distance to the coast should be kept rather small. Ideal weather conditions for your sailing holiday can be found here in May and June, and from August to October.
Côte D'Azur - ideal for sailing holidays with family
The "azure coast" in the south of France is in particular suitable for beginners and sailors with families. Shoals are easy to spot because of the clear water, skipper and crew will not be demanded here so much. The coast has many marinas and anchorages; those who sail off the coast will experience the villages as an impressive backdrop. Bright beaches and emerald green water are characteristic for the Côte d'Azur. Those who want to get in touch with glitz and glamour closely can walk along the chic boardwalks after an exciting sailing trip in Monaco, St. Tropez, or Cannes.
Corsica - a natural paradise with fantastic bays
Corsica is the fourth largest island of the Mediterranean, therefore the climate here is Mediterranean. The "Parc Naturel Régional de la Corse", Corsica's national park, makes up a third of the island. The view of the untouched nature makes sailing here even more special. The natural paradise with its fantastic bays and anchorages has been spared from mass tourism so far and is therefore a great opportunity for any sailing holiday.
The east coast of Corsica is sloping flat and lined with a long sandy beach. Cliffs and beautiful bays are characteristic for the landscape of the west coast. Attention: The distances between the individual harbors in Corsica are rather long but along the coast, there are enough anchor bays and places to anchor.
Corsica is an awesome secret tip for experienced sailors.