South Of France
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South of France YACHT CHARTER

One of the most visited summer destinations in the world, the South of France is known for its exceptional landscapes, dotted with castles, towering forts and ancient cathedrals. But it’s glamorous allure is intricately linked to the sophisticated elegance of the French Riviera and Côte d’Azur. From Saint Tropez to Cannes, Nice and Monaco, the true luxurious character of the region comes into full grandeur along its coastline. The deep blue, glistening waters are the ideal backdrop to the annual gathering of superyachts. Known for its high-end shopping, beautiful architecture, vibrant nightlife and leading restaurants, it is perfect for people watching.

INSIDER INFO

Attracting the affluent, famous and talented for decades, the French Riviera offers an impressive line-up of spectacular social events during the year. From the Cannes Film Festival to the Monaco Yacht Show and Monaco’s F1 Gp and the Monte-Carlo Open, there are several occasions you can coincidence your charter yacht itinerary with.

ST TROPEZ

Association with the glitzy glamour of Brigitte Bardot, spend your day wandering through St Tropez admiring its original ochre and mustard architecture surrounding the port. Enjoy a cocktail or a grand crème coffee by the beach and indulge in some people watching.

Cannes

Wander along the famous Promenade de la Croisette and stop at one of many lavish boutiques and sample some local delicacies before recuperating at a luxurious spa. Then travel back in time and soak up culture exploring le Suquet, a delightful old town with meandering cobblestone streets.

CASSIS

The splendid calanques de Cassis are rarely explored by large superyachts, yet smaller vessels can access the narrow calanques. A true divers paradise awaits under water and stunning cliffs will surround your yacht while at anchor.

ILE DES EMBIEZ

Explore the captivating Ile des Embiez, a hidden heaven on earth of rocky coved and sandy beaches. A natural haven for marine life as well as maritime flora and fauna, see how many species you can spot!

BANDOL

Located in one of the regions most acclaimed wine regions, the old fortified town of Bandol is a must-see. Admire the military fort before taking to the crystal clear waters for some world-class snorkelling and diving.

YACHT CHARTER ITINERARIES IN South of France

YACHTS FOR CHARTER IN South of France

LADY KATHRYN V

61m | Lurssen | 2011

ARIENCE

60.9m | Abeking & rasmussen | 2012

PALOMA

60.3m | Custom | 1965

LOON

54.9m | Newcastle | 2011

RARE FIND

54.7m | Turquoise | 2009

MARIE

54.6m | Vitters | 2010

ARTEMIS

45.7m | Christensen | 2003

ATTITUDE

45.7m | Trinity yachts | 1998

STEALTH

45.7m | Palmer johnson | 2010

BEHIKE

42.6m | Crn | 2009

LADY TRUDY

42.6m | Crn | 2011

SKYLER

42.6m | Benetti | 2019

ALWAYS BELIEVE

39.6m | Maiora | 2008

JOMAR

39.6m | Mangusta | 2007

CRAZY

39.6m | Mangusta | 2014

VESPUCCI

30.5m | Crn | 1978

EDEN

30.5m | Maiora | 2022

AFAET

30.5m | Jongert | 1991

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South Of France FAQ

The cost of chartering a yacht in the South of France will start at around $20,000 a week, plus an additional 30% advanced provisioning allowance (APA), 14% VAT, and a discretionary tip. The APA will cover the food, drinks, fuel, and berthing during your travels, and the tip remains at the discretion of the client but is advised anywhere between 10% to 20% of the charter fee to thank the crew for their efforts.

The starting price for a yacht charter in the South of France will be around $20,000 for a week for 6-8 guests plus expenses. There’s a vast selection of yachts available in the area, with many size categories to choose from:

- A 20m sailing yacht will cost around €20,000pw + all
- A 25m motor yacht will cost around €25,000pw + all
- A 30m yacht will cost around €60,000pw + all
- A 40m superyacht will cost around €175,000pw + all
- A 50m superyacht will cost around €275,000pw + all

The Mediterranean high season runs for 8 weeks from July to August. However, the area remains busy from the Monaco Grand Prix at the end of May until the Monaco Yacht Show in late September. Therefore, the Mediterranean season can be regarded as being 16 weeks long.

Most of the yacht charters in the South of France will start in one of the region’s main marinas, such as Monaco’s Port Hercules. A great cruise is from Monaco to St Tropez, passing by Eze, St Jean Cap Ferrat, Antibes and Cannes.

Our charter broker Lucrecia Vogogna has cruised the South of France extensively and recommends:

- St Tropez - Spend your day admiring the original architecture surrounding the port, and take the time to enjoy a cocktail by the beach while people watching.
- Cannes - Home to the famous Film Festival, check out the Promenade de la Croisette. And be sure to take a look at the lavish boutiques and shopping streets.
- Villefranche - A picturesque old town nestled along the Côte d’Azur that has long been favoured among the yachting elite.
- Cassis - Smaller vessels can access the narrow Calanques, and divers can explore the cliffs.
- Porquerolles - Find the hidden sandy beaches, marine life and flora and fauna.

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