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About France, Corsica, Sardinia

Known for its glam, high-end, and luxury reputation, Southern France, also known as the South of France or colloquially known in French as Le Midi, is nothing short of spectacular. From Provence to the Mediterranean coast, Le Midi is filled with beauty, history, cuisine, and culture. It is home to the famous Cannes Film Festival, the playground of the rich and famous, and the location of numerous Michelin star restaurants, medieval towns, and even secluded spots and islands for those who wish to escape it all. Explore these islands and enjoy the waters with our yacht charters in France.

The French Riviera, aka Côte d’Azur, is known as one of the most luxurious and beautiful places in Europe. It is home to several cities, including Nice and Cannes, natural parks, Roman ruins, medieval villages, and whale watching. But if you are looking to beat the summer crowd, why not take a Sardinia or Corsica yacht charter? You can discover the beauty of the waters yourself with French Riviera yacht charters. Located around 105 miles from mainland France is the island of Corsica, the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean. This island holds a profound secret; it is stunning and often overlooked by tourists. Take the time to enjoy the Mediterranean island with a Corsica yacht charter. Nicknamed the Island of Beauty, it is known for its landscapes, stone villages, dramatic gorges, and red cliffs that plunge into sapphire-blue waters. It is also home to the Scandola reserve, a popular scuba diving location.

Fast Facts About France, Corsica, Sardinia

Fast Facts About France, Corsica, Sardinia


  1. Currency and Availability: The currency in the South of France is the Euro. ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist destinations.
  2. Yachting Events: The region hosts the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show in September.
  3. Beaches: Most private beaches in the South of France close in October/November for the low season, but public beaches stay open year-round.
  4. Iconic Boulevard: The Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes is one of the region’s most iconic boulevards.
  5. Rich History: The South of France boasts some of Europe’s oldest inhabited sites, with attractions including the Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees, vineyards, and nature trails​​.
  6. Inland Attractions: Beyond the coast, explore vineyards, pretty villages, and famous sites like the Roman ruins at Cathar, Aix or Arles, and the magnificent castles of Avignon​​.
  7. Luxury Yachting: The South of France has a vast selection of luxury yachts, making it a premier yachting destination with major ports like Antibes, Monaco, St Tropez, and Nice​​.


  1. Currency and Influence: Corsica uses the Euro and has an interesting and unique blend of French and Italian influences in its cuisine, architecture, and dialect​​.
  2. Natural Beauty: Corsica’s landscape is diverse with sandy, rocky, and pebbly beaches, cliffs, and picturesque coves​​.
  3. Historic Ajaccio: Ajaccio, the capital, offers historic sites including Napoleon Bonaparte’s birthplace and the Musée des Beaux-Arts de Fesch​​.
  4. Sunsets and Scenery: The best sunsets can be found on the west side of Corsica.


  1. Italian Influence: Sardinia, like Corsica, is known for its beaches, long coastline, and clear pristine waters.
  2. Olbia’s Charm: Northern Sardinia’s Olbia is notable for its picturesque lanes and beaches​​.
  3. Exclusive Destinations: The La Maddalena Archipelago, accessible only by private yacht, offers exclusive beaches and stunning scenery​​.

Climate: Sardinia, like most places in the Mediterranean, enjoy hot, dry summers and mild, wet winters.

Best time to visit France, Corsica, Sardinia

Best Time to Visit France, Corsica, Sardinia

South of France

  1. June to September: The prime time to visit the Cote d’Azur, with almost 300 days of sunshine annually and minimal rainfall. This period offers perfect conditions for beach activities and yachting.
  2. April, May: Marking the start of the tourist season with the arrival of spring. The landscape becomes vibrant with colorful flowers, although swimming might not be ideal due to cooler temperatures​​.
  3. June: Warmer weather begins, with potential for swimming in the sea by late June. June 21st, the first day of summer, is celebrated with the Music Day festival across the country​​.
  4. July, August: Peak summer months with warm to hot weather, ideal for swimming and enjoying various festivals and outdoor activities. However, these months can get quite crowded​​.
  5. September: Offers a late summer with temperatures still warm enough for swimming and beach activities, but with fewer crowds as schools reopen​​.


  1. May to September: The ideal period to visit, featuring sunny and warm weather. The sea is warm enough for swimming, and the island is less crowded, especially in September.
  2. May, June, September: Great for outdoor activities, with May and June seeing the maquis in blossom and September offering ideal temperatures for beach and hiking​​.


  1. May to October: Suitable for beach activities, with May and September being the best months to avoid the intense heat and crowds of July and August​​.
  2. January to April: Though not ideal for swimming, these months offer mild temperatures, with spring bringing blooming flowers and local festivals. Easter is a significant event with various ceremonies​​.
  3. September, October: Excellent for beach activities, hiking, and cycling, with warm sea temperatures and good visibility for diving​​.

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FAQs for France, Corsica, and Sardinia Yacht Charters

  1. What is the best time to charter a yacht in the South of France, Corsica, and Sardinia? The ideal period is between May and September, with the peak season being June to August.
  2. What currency is used in these destinations? The Euro is the currency used in the South of France, Corsica, and Sardinia.
  3. Are there specific cultural influences in Corsica and Sardinia? Both islands are influenced by French and Italian cultures, reflected in their cuisine, architecture, and dialects.
  4. Are there any famous events or festivals in these regions that coincide with yacht charter seasons? The Cannes Yachting Festival and Monaco Yacht Show in September are significant events in the South of France.
  5. What are the main attractions for yacht charters in the South of France? Key attractions include historic sites, luxury resorts, and beautiful beaches in places like Cannes, St. Tropez, and Monaco.
  6. What activities are popular in Corsica and Sardinia for yacht charter guests? Popular activities include exploring the diverse landscapes, enjoying the beaches, hiking, and experiencing the local culture and cuisine.
  7. Is it easy to find ATMs and banking services in these regions? Yes, ATMs and banking services are widely available in major cities and tourist destinations in these regions.
  8. What kind of weather can I expect during the yacht charter season? The weather is typically warm and sunny, with minimal rainfall during the summer months.

Find out more about our charters in the South of France, Corsica, Sardinia, and read our blog articles to learn more about why you should be planning a trip to one of these destinations shortly:

• The Best Things to do in the French Riviera

• French Riviera Travel Itinerary

If you want to learn more about the South of France, we recommend that you take a look at Visit Cote d’Azur and Visit Corsica, the official tourism websites for each of the regions, for more information about what to do as well as up-to-date information about COVID-19 entry requirements.

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