It is not necessary to introduce the French Riviera, the Côte d’Azur in southeastern France. Known for its glitz and glamor, a home of many celebrities, the French Riviera has become synonym for luxury yacht charter.

Chartering a yacht on the French Riviera is an ideal sailing holiday if you want to indulge in luxury. However, in case you want to avoid overpriced destinations, or you are simply in the mood to explore lesser known and lesser-used harbors, we have several recommendations. One of the hidden gems is Bormes-les-Mimosas. Here you can stroll through the charming medieval streets, admire the award-winning mimosas, as the name suggests. Another coastal town with sailors is Port Grimaud, offering peace and quiet, as well as the Venetian style architecture. There is also the charming fishing port of Saint-Mandrier-sur-Mer, a favorite amongst water sports enthusiasts, especially divers, due to rough coasts and steep bays.