The French Riviera on a sailboat

Renowned for its nightlife and the jet set, few people know that the Cote d’Azur can also be the ideal destination for those looking for a wild and adventurous holiday. There are many places that distinguish this area, starting from Menton up to Cannes, and we will discuss them one by one in the next articles.
Opposite Cannes we find the Lerins islands: Sainte Marguerite and Sainte Honorat, the first houses the famous castle of the iron mask, with its museum, and the second, smaller, is owned by the Cistercian monks. Both islands preferring to protect the environment have remained almost totally untouched. You can enjoy a nice walk along the paths, leading to small, completely wild beaches. On Sainte Marguerite we also find a pond with particular types of birds. On Saint Honorat the splendid abbey is surrounded by the monks’ vineyards and olive trees from which the monks produce very characteristic oil, wine and liqueurs. The medieval fortified monastery built on the surface of the water offers an unforgettable emotion!
The most popular anchorage in this area is the one between the islands. You can disembark with the tender, or why not, even swimming or sup! The water is crystal clear and the beaches are of white sand! In short, nothing to envy to the Maldives!
We must not forget that they are located in front of Cannes which, equipped with all services, including four ports, restaurants, night clubs, etc … offers a perfect combination for those seeking relaxation but also fun and entertainment!
Continuing navigation, we enter the Var area and the Esterel. Here a stop in l’île d’or is a must! It stands out for its perched tower, the glance when anchored with the boat is nothing short of amazing! The next stop is the gulf of the famous Saint Tropez, where it is certainly impossible to get bored both on land and at sea!
For those wishing to stretch a little longer can find the islands of Hyères: Porquerolles, île du Levant and Port Cri, much larger than the Lerins islands, offer direct contact with nature. Here on land you can rent bicycles to explore the islands, but the lucky ones who visit them by boat will have the opportunity to anchor in spectacular bays, immersed in total peace. The sea is deep blue and the anchorages are breathtaking!
We are waiting for you on board for an unforgettable sailing holiday on the French Riviera!