France is a beautiful country in Western Europe which has a long coastline and beautiful beaches stretching over 3000 kilometres across both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The French Riviera, translating to the Coast of Azure is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France with warm and sunny summers. France is a major destination for luxury motor yacht charters with many beautiful marinas and historic cities along its coast. Its cities Nice and Cannes host a number of famous festivals and yacht events.

Monaco is a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera. Monte Carlo is considered the capital of Monaco although officially Monaco doesn’t have capital city. Monaco is a top luxury destination and it is very popular for Monaco yacht charter holidays.

France is a beautiful country in Western Europe with a long coastline and beautiful beaches stretching over 3000 kilometres across both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The French Riviera, also known as the Coast of Azure, is the Mediterranean coastline to the southeast of France, with warm and sunny summers.

Its cities Nice and Cannes host a number of famous festivals and yacht events.

Monaco is a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera and Monte Carlo is considered its unofficial capital. Monaco is among the most popular holiday destinations for luxury yacht charters in the world.

Each year, the French Riviera hosts 50 percent of the world's superyacht fleet, with 90 percent of all superyachts visiting the region's coast at least once in their lifetime. It is the best known and the most luxurious European coastal yacht destination. Filled with breathtaking sights and a rich and vibrant culture, the French Riviera is a fantastic choice for a luxury yacht charter on the Mediterranean.

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640.427 square kilometers, with an additional 3.374 square kilometers of territorial waters.
Population: 65.155.699
The majority of the population is French. The major ethnic groups are Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese and Basque minorities.
Capital city: Paris (2.206.488)
Length of coast: 3.427 km- includes coastal islands, but excludes all overseas administrative divisions.
Official language and alphabet: French language and Latin alphabet.


In the West of France, there is an oceanic climate. Temperature differences are moderate and the winters are mild but damp. It rains relatively frequently.
In the East, the climate is continental. Summers are warm, with some thunderstorms, and winters are cold. Temperatures can drop below 0 degrees Celsius and, in the mountains, are frequently accompanied by snow.
In the South, the climate is Mediterranean. Summers are hot and winters mild and dry. The autumn often brings thunderstorms and heavy rain that can lead to flooding.
In the overseas departments, the climate is tropical and temperatures rarely dip below 20 degrees Celsius.

The average inland temperature:

August 15-25°C
January  3 - 5°C

The average seaside temperature:

August 23 - 30 °C
January 12 - 15°C



Euro (€ EUR). Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks, currency exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels and marinas.

Since the 17th century, France has been regarded as a “center of high culture” and to this day, it retained its centuries-long status of a global center of art, science, and philosophy. It was historically shaped by Celtic, Roman, and Germanic cultures.

France is renowned for its fashion, cuisine, art and cinema, romantic cities, picturesque countryside, as well as historical monuments and landmarks. It boasts 41 UNESCO World Heritage Sites and is the world's leading tourist destination.

It’s also the birthplace of some of the world’s most famous artists such as Claude Monet, Edgar Degas, Paul Gaugin, Marcel Duchamp, Paul Cezanne, Henri Matisse and others, whose famous work can be found in one of the 1,218 museums throughout the country.

The capital of France and western Europe's largest city, Paris, is home to some of the most famous attractions including the Louvre, Champs-Elysées, the Eiffel Tower as well as Versailles Palace, Notre-Dame Cathedral, Panthéon, the Seine, Disneyland Paris and much more.

France is a country with a rich history and wonderful heritage, so it’s a perfect choice for visiting with a luxury yacht charter.

French cuisine had a significant impact on all Western cuisine and its criteria are widely used across Western culinary schools. In fact, French gastronomy is so important it was added by the UNESCO s to its lists of the world's "intangible cultural heritage".

France is home to many of the world’s top-rated restaurants and it’s the country with the highest number of Michelin stars.

A meal in France often consists of three courses, hors d'œuvre or entrée (introductory course, sometimes soup), plat principal (main course), and fromage (cheese course) or dessert.

Although cooking styles and recipes vary between regions, French cuisine has signature ingredients used across the country, such as: olive oil, Dijon mustard, Fleur de sel, Crème fraiche, Truffles, Herbes de provence, Shallots, French bread, Wine and French cheeses.

Some of the most famous dishes you should try on your next sailing trip to France are: Ratatouille, Quiche, Crêpes, Salade niçoise, Pâté, Coq au vin, Bouillabaisse, Boeuf bourguignon, Souffle, Foie gras, and French onion soup.

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