French Riviera

The geographical borders of the Côte d'Azur vary from one structure to another. Ours extends from the town of [Menton] ( to Cap Lardier located in the Var department. Although very busy in summer, the Côte d'Azur is a wonderful navigation area for boaters. The Esterel massif located between [Saint-Raphael] ( and [Mandelieu la Napoule] (https: // www / port / mandelieu-la-napoule / 188) materializes a natural border of the Côte d'Azur.

West of the massif, the bow of your boat will meet the waters of the very popular Gulf of [Saint-Tropez] ( or the beaches of Pampelonnes . A few nautical miles further west, Cap Camarat or [Cap Taillat] ( will offer you magnificent wild anchorages.

East of the Esterel massif, the landscape is more urbanized but no less interesting for pleasure boating. You will then make a stopover in the essential ports of [Cannes] (, [Antibes] ( antibes-port-vauban / 174), [Nice] ( or Monaco. The area also offers superb anchorages between the [Lérins Islands] (, the [Cap d'Antibes] (https: // or the [Rade de Villefranche] ( You will find a wilder landscape between Nice and Menton with the Alpine massif in the background which offers a unique spectacle when the peaks are still snow-capped.

As for the weather, your main point of vigilance in summer should be the Mistral which blows from West to East with the particularity of being very gusty. When it is not very strong, it is blocked by the Esterel massif and the boats then to the east of the massif feel it little.