South of France Yacht Charter

The Essential South of France Yacht Charter Guide With the Complete List of Luxury Yachts

South of France Yacht Charter

Travel Map of South of France yachting

Guide Below | Luxury yacht charters in the South of France Listed.

Discover the beauty and splendor of the South of France from the ideal perspective, a yacht – from the beautiful coast, accommodated on a crewed Mediterranean luxury yacht charter vacation. The South of France is a boating destination like no other and one of the most popular superyacht hot spots anywhere in the Western Mediterranean, and indeed the world. There are big name locations in the South of France like St Tropez, Nice, Cannes, Ville Franche, Cap Ferrat, Antibes and Monaco at the French border with Italy. There is also perhaps the largest selection of luxury charter yachts to choose from.

French Riviera Luxury Yacht Hot Spots

The Cost To Charter a Yacht in France:

France yacht charter prices vary according to the size, style and age of the yacht. Our luxury superyacht charter yachts rent from Euro 30,000 to over 1,000,000 Euro per week, plus expenses, in the form of an advanced provisioning allowance (APA is typically ~ 30%, depending on how much you spend). Conversely, smaller 'all inclusive' type yacht holidays cost between Euro 15,000 to 50,000 per week. You charter broker will offer you a full range of yachts and prices from which to choose. There is an exhaustive list of France yacht prices here with discounted special offers here.

Photo: Cannes le Suquet - Photo courtesy of CRT Cote dAzur - Photo by Robert PALOMBA

Considered one of the most visited summer destinations in the world, the South of France has exceptional natural beauty interspersed with towering forts, castles and cathedrals as a result of having some of the oldest inhabited sites in Europe. The Regional Park of the Catalan Pyrenees are located on the border with Spain and the nature trails, lagoons and vineyards make an excellent addition to a charter itinerary before cruising on to the glamorous lights of Cannes.

Between the luxury charter hot spots of Cannes and Monaco are the cultural centers of Antibes and Marseilles, filled with museums and galleries exploring France's local history and influence abroad. Luxury spas, high-end fashion and unique culinary delights come together to create a satisfying experience among cobblestone streets and cafe-lined avenues.

The South of France beaches and coves provide excellent sunbathing spots which can only be accessed by luxury yacht. Spend your hours playing together on the water toys and learn new skills without distractions, or uncover the popular fishing and dive spots for impressive photographs to take back to show family and friends.

Also, away from the coast there is much to do and see as this part of the Mediterranean enjoys a rich history. There are a number of fantastic attractions, vineyards and pretty villages, as well as the more famous places like Roman ruins at Cathar, Aix or Arles and the magnificent castles of Avignon. You could travel into inland France before, during or after your charter and this can be organised for you.

Taking a luxury yacht to cover these magnificent destinations in the South of France is a perfect way to spend your vacation if you want to slow down just a bit and enjoy the smooth flow and relaxed atmosphere of the Western Mediterranean. Contact a CharterWorld broker to view customized itineraries which are tailored to your interests and wishes.

Perfect Holidays in the South of France

There are plenty of fun and easy holiday activities to consider while taking your charter yacht to the South of France. The timeless treasures of this popular holiday destination will surely keep you asking for more, and there is no better way to experience its full magnificence than through your luxury yacht. The annual Cannes film festival in May marks the start of the exciting holiday season in the South of France. During this time of the year, you have an assortment of options for your charter yacht itineraries to choose from.

For the adventurous and daring couples, the South of France features a rich collection of theme parks located along its coast as well as several spots where one can enjoy various water sports activities.

Ideal Destinations for your Yacht Charter Holiday in France

Yacht Off Antibes, South Of France

Must-see places when having your West Med' vacation on your superyacht include Cannes, Nice and St. Tropez. Cannes is a glitzy city renowned for its opulent hotels, flashy cars and beaches that pulsate with exciting fun activities. Cannes is a star-studded destination where you can enjoy authentic Mediterranean experience while rubbing elbows with known celebrities during its annual film festival.

If you want to discover the effervescent side of this luxurious Mediterranean destination, then you can take your charter yacht on a tranquil ride to Nice. This place is teeming with carnival atmosphere with exciting festivities along the Promenade des Anglais, which you can match with a soothing walk along its seaside walkway.

The stylish and modern character of the South of France unfolds and comes in their full grandeur at St. Tropez. Its blue waters are the perfect backdrop to the rich collection of luxury yachts.

Other popular South of France destinations that you can include in your itinerary include Monaco, hailed as the safest travel destination; and Montpellier, renowned for its walled city.

Benetti Yacht 11 11 - by Christopher Scholey

Luxury Yacht Rental in the South of France

If you are looking for the perfect yacht charter in the South of France, then you should check out the rich selection of luxury yachts in the area. There are probably more superyachts situated here in the summer season than anywhere else in the world - hosted in magnificent ports like Antibes, Monaco, St Tropez and Nice. A luxury private yacht is easily the best way to explore this elegant Western Mediterranean destination and you can choose from several yachting areas that are favourably priced. The beautiful coastlines make South of France an ideal yacht holiday experience. Yachting in the South of France is an experience that will last a lifetime. Contact us for more information on an appropriate France yacht charter itinerary (see below), which has been custom created to suit you and your group.

The Main France Yacht Charter Hot Spots Ranked:


Saint Tropez, France

Reinvigorate yourself along the soft sandy beaches of Saint Tropez and find that this destination alone has plenty to keep your group occupied on a week-long private yacht charter holiday. Stroll through picturesque coastal villages, tour the local vineyards and lie back on the 5km Pampelone Beach, where celebrities go to the famous Nikki Beach bar and club for an atmosphere like no other. As well as being a very memorable French harbour where the luxury yachts and rich and famous holidaymakers juggle for position, St Tropez also hosts Les Voiles de Saint Tropez, a week-long sailing yacht regatta event held out in the bay in early autumn. This yacht racing event is truly a sight to behold as modern and traditional sailing yachts race past lighthouses poised on rocky outcrops in pursuit of first place. The shallow water of Saint Tropez makes this an ideal areas for families with young children learning to swim or snorkel, and guests can get out the motorised water toys for some high-octane fun in the sun. More about St Tropez, France...


Heesen shipyards superyacht, Galactica Supernova in Monaco

Monaco is an independent Principality of its own, but geographically and practically it has many ties to France especially when it comes to cruising on a South Of France luxury yacht charter. There are few seaside locations in the world more glamorous for a luxury yacht charter than Monaco, where rows of superyachts moor ‘stern to’. Over seven centuries of history melt into a modern landscape of casinos, gardens and tree-lined boulevards dotted with cafes, bars and high-end boutiques. Nestled between Nice and Menton on the Cote d'Azur, this principality is a sports lover's paradise and hosts the Monaco Grand Prix as well as Classic Week - a true sight to behold when traditional superyachts race across the bay. For all the action, there are plenty of ways to relax and Larvotto Beach offers land-based sunbathing ideally positioned beside the water and close to the bars and restaurants. Monaco is not lacking for galleries or museums either, and The Private Collection of Antique Cars of H.S.H. Prince Rainier III will entertain all ages, while the Oceanographic Museum of Monaco provides a spectacular window into the world beneath the waves. More about Monaco...


CRN Yacht ALENTE in Cannes, France

Each year stars attend the Cannes Film Festival and end the evening with prestigious parties aboard a superyacht - and you too can join in the fun on a luxury charter in the French Riviera. This spring-time event signals the start of the summer superyacht season and the best time to charter and enjoy nightlife packed with galas, concerts and charity balls. Daytime is just as diverse and guests can spend hours shopping in the boutiques, sampling the local delicacies and recuperating in one of the many lavish spas. This centre entertainment holds events throughout the year and visitors will find festivals dedicated to dance, music, fireworks and games from spring through to winter, ensuring that even once the celebrities have left, Cannes is a year-round destination. More about Cannes, France...


Cap Ferrat French Riviera, Cotê d'Azur, France

Combine a trip to St Jean Cap Ferrat and nearby Ville-Franche for the best of laid-back Riviera charm and outstanding natural beauty. There is little to do in St Jean Cap Ferrat than revel in your escape from modern day distractions and spend time with family and friends exploring the coastline by kayak, or admiring the scenery while soaking in the sundeck Jacuzzi with a cocktail. Hike to La Pointe de Saint Hospice and marvel at the views on both sides of the track along the way, or visit the Villa and Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild for one of the best examples of early 20th Century architecture, furnishings and paintings by Renoir and Monet. Every August, the villa also hosts the Les Azuriales Opera Festival for a unique treat and a memorable addition to any luxury charter. More on Cap Ferrat...


Antibes, France - superyacht

Antibes mean luxury yachting. It hosts one of the largest superyacht harbours in the world, positioned right beside the old town. Here you can spend your luxury holiday immersed in art and indulgence when you visit the picturesque French port of Vauban, Antibes. There are 48 beaches to choose from along the 25km stretch between Juan les Pins and the city centre, and the sheltered bays create the perfect opportunity to stop off for an evening to watch the sunset and sleep surrounded only by the sounds of nature. The Picasso Museum exhibits one of the largest collections of the artist's work anywhere in the world, with nearly 200 paintings, sculptures and tapestries. The modern art scene is alive and well in such sculptures as Le Nomade, which takes on a new appearance when illuminated at night. Local history is well preserved also and visitors can learn about the manufacture of Absinthe in the Roman-built old town before taking a stroll to the Church of the Immaculate Conception or the vibrant Chapelle Saint Bernardin to admire past architecture. More about Antibes...


Ville France, France

Nestled between the bustling cities of Nice and Monaco is the quaint seaside town of Ville-Franche, which offers rest and recuperation with its slower pace of life while still catering to all the luxury yachts that anchor in the bay. The harbour-side buildings are painted in warm Mediterranean colours that evoke the region's essence, and the imposing citadel of St. Elmo holds within its walls art galleries and museums. Work on you tan stretched out on the beaches that line the coast from here to Monaco, or dive deep into the water to discover the dozens of dive sites where nudibranchs, eels and scorpion fish swim among rocky outcrops and sea fans. More about Ville Franche...


NICE harbour, France

Nice, France, is a major city in the South Of France with its colourful cosmopolitan destination that has attracted artists and aristocrats throughout the centuries. Now it attracts private superyachts and superyacht charters. When you stand upon Castle Hill to see the breath-taking blue waters that gave the Cote d'Azur its name and the luxury yacht port, you'll know why it's a perennial favourite with the luxury yachting crowd. Walk through the Medieval Quarter and connect with a past gone but not forgotten, then discover the legacy of previous generations of tourists in the Russian Orthodox Cathedral, where the golden icon wall was prayed to by Russian's aristocrats while holidaying in the sunshine. The British too left their mark, and the seafront walkway is named 'Promenade des Anglais', which leads to the castle and is lined with luxury shopping opportunities and first-class eateries. Any lover of Impressionism should make time to visit Musée Matisse, which has a comprehensive exhibition spanning the lifetime of the artist. More about Nice...


Yacht ATMOSPHERE, France

Only 12 km from Sardinia, Corsica is an island of striking natural beauty where towns are built on the very edge of gnarled cliffs covered in greenery. Photographers and artists alike will be enthralled by the vibrant colours of the natural landscape, among which there are UNESCO World Heritage Sites and vineyards along the trails to lonely lighthouses and chapels. The weathered coastline is breath-taking up close, and a sailing yacht or motor yacht is the perfect way to approach up close to the towering cliffs, stacks and arches for a view few other holidaymakers can ever hope to experience. As a popular holiday destination with the rich and famous, Corsica is up-to-date with the latest trends and big name brands can be found in the shopping districts. Spa massage services are plentiful if you do not have a masseuse on board, and the art galleries and museums are top-class. More about Corsica...


Riva 100' Corsaro France in the Evening

One of the great things about chartering a yacht in the South Of France is that your private yacht is geographically proximate to so many wonderful Mediterranean holiday destinations, from Italy to Spain and Croatia. A being a crewed yacht you can easily move about. Read more about all the other Mediterranean locations here...

Yachts: The France Charter Yachts

Please contact the friendly team at CharterWorld for prompt service and advice and the best crewed luxury yacht charters.

A yacht charter with CharterWorld is a fantastic way to experience the best of the France's 's coastline, pristine white beaches, amazing history, sparkling azure waters, national parks, secluded bays and dynamic nightlife; the list is impressive. A boat allows you freedom and choice in some of the most spectacular locations around France (see below). CharterWorld also has access to all the best charter boats in this location.

heesen galactica star France Motor Yacht Charters

Because the South Of France covers a large area and because it is the most popular luxury yacht destination in the world, there is a huge range of luxury motor yacht charters available this season, from smaller crewed motor yachts, right through to the largest private superyacht charters. There is a run down of important places to see below. From the moment you embark on a France motor yacht your world will become relaxation, pleasure and delight - your professional motor yacht crew are there to make this happen. Here is a list of all this season's France motor yachts to select from.

charter yacht maraeFrance Sailing Yacht Charters

This season there is an incredible range of beautifully designed and built luxury sailing yachts now available for charter vacations in the superyacht hot spot of France and the French Riviera. A list of smaller France sailing yachts can be viewed here and you can browse the largest super sailing yachts here. The Mediterranean is hands down the most chartered area. Within France the destinations like St Tropez, Cannes, Antibes continually remain at the top of the list for those favoured by luxury yacht owners and vacationers alike. See all of the France sailing yachts here.

benetti Yacht 11 11Popular Yachts

For one reason or another certain yachts are more popular this year. Taste varies but generally if the yacht is new, stylish, has a proven crew, and offers good value then it be coveted and booked out early in the season. Charter brokers recommendations also increase a charter yacht's popularity as these are based on past performance and feedback. Also brokers often visit the yacht, meet the crew and judge it's condition before offering their advice. Charter yacht popularity is constantly evolving, but here is a selection of yachts we have found to be popular.

relax on a yachtCurrent France Yacht Charter Specials

Sometimes luxury yachts offer discounted prices in the Mediterranean when, for instance, they have availability in shoulder season or they have a last minute cancellation. Most specials are not advertised because the client ends up getting the discounted rate after successful negotiation by their charter broker. Nevertheless, have a look at the Mediterranean boats on special in just in case there is a boat in France which potentially looks right for you. As the largest and most popular yacht holiday destination, there are usually a good number of specials available as advertised on our Med' specials board.

Azimut YachtsPersonalised France Itineraries

Your CharterWorld broker has access to hundreds of yacht itineraries and will create a customised itinerary particularly for you. This way you can choose exactly what you wish to see and do. Please contact us to receive you own bespoke itinerary. However, to give you an initial idea there are some examples of published France itineraries here and here.

Below is a Selection of the Charter Yachts in France. The Rest Are Here.


South of France Yacht Charter Enquiry

Thanks a lot Sally! Charter was excellent - the yacht itself was beautiful, and crew were nice and helpful. Thank you again. M/Y CAYENNE / South of France / July 8 - 22

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Charter Yacht Disclaimer

This document is not contractual. The yacht charters and their particulars displayed in the results above are displayed in good faith and whilst believed to be correct are not guaranteed. CharterWorld Limited does not warrant or assume any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information and/or images displayed. All information is subject to change without notice and is without warrantee. A professional CharterWorld yacht charter consultant will discuss each charter during your charter selection process. Starting prices are shown in a range of currencies for a one-week charter, unless otherwise marked. Exact pricing and other details will be confirmed on the particular charter contract. Just follow the "reserve this yacht charter" link for your chosen yacht charter or contact us and someone from the CharterWorld team will be in touch shortly.

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