France Highlights

France offers 11 main sailing regions, with 520 boats available for you to choose from for your sailing holiday. Favourite sailing destinations are to be find in Cote d'Azur, Brittany and Bourgogne.

Sailing from Cote d'Azur is the ideal starting point.

To explore the sights of Brittany, sailors most often start their journey from Trinite sur mer or Arzon.

If you are planning to charter a boat in Bourgogne, the best charter holidays usually start from Trinite sur mer, Auxerre and Digoin.

Currently you can rent a boat and start your journey from 37 marinas, the most popular are Old Port Of Menton, Maine Anjou Rivières and Port d'Arzal.

When searching for a boat, it is possible to choose from the fleets of 31 charter companies in France. Dream Yacht Charter - France and Seaways Yachting got the highest ratings from our customers.

How to rent a boat in France

Boats in France can be rented with or without a skipper. To rent a bareboat a basic sailing licence is sufficient. Boataround always displays the sailing license needed in the boat information.

When wishing to sail in France, people most often rent sailing yachts, houseboats and catamarans.

You do not need a sailing licence to enjoy a carefree holiday on a gulet. These boats are always provided with a crew allowing you to relax and take in the sights.

Sailing yachts and catamarans are frequently rented as bareboats, but those who wish, there is always a possibility to charter these yachts with a professional skipper.

Houseboats are spacious and designed for slow river cruising. They are ideal for a family sailing holiday on water. You rarely need a sailing licence to rent a houseboat.

Larger yachts can only be rented as crewed and provide both comfort and luxury. A motor yacht guarantees a unique way to discover the coastline and significantly extends the distance the sailor can cover during the yacht charter.

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