3 French Riviera Spots Worth Exploring By Boat

Tourists across the globe don’t claim the  French Riviera as the top boating destination for no reason. Numerous iconic films use The French Riviera as their backdrop, such as To Catch a Thief and Magic in the Moonlight. But, this isn’t the only reason why people have been flocking along the Mediterranean coastline to get the taste of glamour that the French Riviera has to offer. Because roads are not always available in the region, sailing is the best way to explore the island.

Whether you are a novice or professional sailor or taking a few days’ trip or several-week vacation, there’s no other place to spend time on the water.  Here are 3 boating destinations where you can enjoy the best of Cote d’Azur. 

See The Spectacular View From Nice

Sailing from Nice will give you the opportunity to see the scenery along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea. Ride your boat in Nice Port and begin your journey in the charming Baie des Anges and enjoy the privacy of your private vessel as you explore. Tourists can traverse along the Cap de Nice, wherein you can see the hamlets placed artfully in the hills and slopes. There are also many other amazing views along the shore in Nice that are worth exploring, such as the Promenade des Anglais and Citadelle.

Cassis Is Made For Quiet Journey

Cassis is about 20 miles southeast of Marseille. This quaint seaside village has a unique charm unlike the busyness of the classic Cote d’Azur. Resident recommend that visitors should come see the vineyards up the hills and have a taste of the local seafood and wines. You can also spend a few nights in the port and learn how the locals enjoy their simple way of living. After all, it wouldn’t be a surprise if you want to stay there longer and consider getting a place of your own.

A Quick Boating Trip To Corniche d’Or

When you find yourself with extended leisure time, you can sailing on the Corniche d’Or for half a day. Also called the Golden Coast, Corniche d’Or is one of the most popular destinations on the French Riviera. The place boasts the Esterel Massif with its imposing red rocks, falling steeply into the Mediterranean waters. There you can spend some time in the Calanque du Petit Caneiret beach, drop your anchor, eat a local lunch, take a dip in the water, and simply breathe in the French Riviera air.  

Exploring the French Riviera is like stepping into a movie set. A boat ride is a great way to see the breathtaking parts of the region. You can channel your inner movie star as you go sightseeing, dining, shopping, learn the art and history of the place, not to mention enjoying the pristine beaches.

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