Are you planning to sail the French Riviera this summer? The stretch of coast between the Italian border and St.Tropez is one of the best sailing destinations in the Mediterranean, full of glitz, glamour and spectacular landscapes - not to mention, lots of adventure opportunities!

Sailing the French Riviera means spending your time between swimming in secluded coves surrounded by cliffs, dining at cute seaside restaurants and - if you feel like it - partying the night away with the French Riviera jet set. After all, there's always the luxury and comfort of your private yacht charter to retreat to, when you've had enough adventures!

On our site you'll find lots of local operators, with literally hundreds of itineraries and adventures for you to choose from when sailing the French Riviera. Here we've selected our top 5, combining comfort and adventure away from the beaten track, always with a touch of style!

Sailing Adventures around the French Riviera

1) Snorkeling and Hiking the Massif de l'Esterel

The vast majority of French Riviera visitors flock to Monte-Carlo, Nice, Cannes, and Saint-Tropez - but there's so much to explore beyond these locations! While sailing the French Riviera, between Cannes and Frejus, you'll no doubt notice the red cliffs of the Massif de l'Esterel, a coastal mountain range with a rugged look and a variety of paths to explore either on foot or by bike. Spending a day exploring the Massif de l'Esterel is a great way to escape the crowds and immerse yourself in nature - the mountains are great to explore by bike or on foot.

Alternatively, you can opt to explore the coast, where the red cliffs plunge into the Mediterranean waters creating great snorkeling opportunities - this motor yacht is based in Frejus, just around the corner!

2) Sunset Sailing on a Catamaran in Cap Ferrat

Sailing the French Riviera on a yacht is definitely fun, but the best idea for lovers of luxury and romance is definitely sailing on a catamaran! Chartering a catamaran for a day or a sunset cruise is a great idea for groups of friends looking for an extravagant escapade, and for anyone wanting to surprise their significant other - and when it comes to stunning locations, the French Riviera is sure to deliver!

This luxury catamaran is ideal for groups between 8 and 14 people, and offers a variety of routes departing from Nice, Monte-Carlo and Cap Ferrat. Local operator Jean Marc will be glad to plan the ideal identity for you and your group!

3) Luxury Yacht Cruise from Cannes

Style is not just an option in the French Riviera - it's a way of life. If you're looking for the ultimate luxury getaway, this stunning yacht based in Cannes is stylish enough to please even the fussiest celebrities. If you just want to relax, you can choose to spend your time lounging in the sleek interiors, enjoying gourmet meals, relaxing in the jacuzzi or sunbeds on the top deck.

Adventurers will have fun playing with the many toys on board - you can zip on jet skis or dance over the waves on a wakeboard or waterskis, play volleyball or work out in the gym, jump into the water on water slides or end the day with a sunset stand-up paddle!

4) Family Fun on the French Riviera in Nice

This super luxury yacht based out of Nice is ideal for a week-long adventure sailing the best locations of the French Riviera - it sleeps a total of 10 and includes a variety of toys and gadgets on board, making it ideal for young groups of friends or families looking for an unforgettable adventure. Our local operator Jana is open to organize several different itineraries for you - for something out of the ordinar, why not visit the Iles de Lérins just opposite Cannes, or the Porquerolles located not far from Hyeres. Meanwhile, there's plenty to keep you entertained on board!

5) Les Voiles de Saint Tropez

Are you a sailor looking for a late-summer adventure? Les Voiles de Saint Tropez is probably the best-known regatta in the entire French Riviera, taking place in October to bid farewell to the summer season. Les Voiles de St. Tropez was first held in 1981, and since then it has grown to attract over 300 yachts and 4,000 sailors each year. This week-long regatta attracts classic yachts, and it's a pleasure even just to watch - or you can try your hand at competing, and say goodbye to summer 2018 with the right mix of style and adrenaline!


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