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You’re going on a vacation on the French Riviera and you’re renting a sailboat or and motorboat? You don’t know where to sail? Here is an overview of 5 unmissable places of the Mediterranean coastline for an unforgettable trip at sea and on land.

1. Sail all the way to Nice for fantastic vacations

Promenade des Anglais à Nice sur la Côte d'Azur

Promenade des Anglais — Source : Flickr – Rhodesj

It is certainly the first place that comes to mind when mentioning Nice. The Promenade des Anglais is the ideal place to go for a walk and to have a first sight at the city. It is bordered by the seaside (baie des Anges) and by prestigious hotels, which makes it one of the most famous avenues of the world.

2. Make a stopover at Antibes to discover an artistic place

Musée Picasso dans la ville d'Antibes sur la côte d'Azur

Picasso Museum at the Grimaldi castle— Source : Wikimédia

For art lovers out there, you can find the Picasso museum at the heart of the Grimaldi castle. The castle is a part of the listed building as an historical monument, since 1928. Pablo Picasso lived on the French Riviera during a long period of his life, he also had an art studio inside the castle a few most after the Second World War.

3. Come to the Hyères islands by boat during your family vacation

Île de Porquerolles située sur la côte d'Azur

Porquerolles island

Also called the golden islands since the Renaissance, this archipelago is composed of three islands : Porquerolles island, Port-Cros island and the island of the Levant. Land and undersea fauna and flora and combined with the pleasant climate to make this archipelago an enchanting place. With beaches of fine sand and little coves of translucent water, these islands boasts the most beautiful beaches of France. Away from any noise disturbance and accessible by boat, the archipelago is a must-see place for your French Riviera holidays.

4. Enjoy the Canto harbour to walk around the Croisette in Cannes

Promenade de la Croisette à Cannes

Promenade de la Croisette — Source : Wikimédia

Internationally known thanks to Cannes film festival and the Palais des festivals, which famous red steps go down to the beginning of the promenade, the Croisette is an emblematic place of the French Riviera. Its large pedestrian promenade sheltered from the pine trees, borders the fine sand beach. Everyone can find something to enjoy: impressive hotels, casinos, luxury shops, a rose garden, the Canto harbor and shady gardens…

5. The calanques de Marseille, a breathtaking natural setting

Calanques de Marseille, endroit où passer des vacances fantastiques

The calanques de Marseille

The calanques de Marseille is one of the most outstanding site of France. Emblematic sceneries, from land and water of the Mediterranean Provence are to be seen. The area of the calanques is internationally known for its landscapes, its remarkable biodiversity, and its cultural heritage. With its nearby position to France second biggest city Marseille, such fauna and flora in France is unprecedented.

You now know the main places to visit during your holidays on the French Riviera. You want to rent a boat at the best price? Contact Set Sail Toulon