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France, Corsica, Sardinia

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France, Corsica, Sardinia

Known for its glam, high-end, and luxury reputation, Southern France, also known as the South of France or colloquially known in French as Le Midi, is nothing short of spectacular. From Provence to the Mediterranean coast, Le Midi is filled with beauty, history, cuisine, and culture. It is home to the famous Cannes Film Festival, the playground of the rich and famous, and the location of numerous Michelin star restaurants, medieval towns, and even secluded spots and islands for those who wish to escape it all. 

The French Riviera, aka Côte d’Azur, is known as one of the most luxurious and beautiful places in Europe. It is home to several cities, including Nice and Cannes, natural parks, Roman ruins, medieval villages, and whale watching. But if you are looking to beat the summer crowd, why not head over to Corsica or Sardinia. Located around 105 miles from mainland France is the island of Corsica, the fourth largest island in the Mediterranean. This island holds a profound secret; it is stunning and often overlooked by tourists. Nicknamed the Island of Beauty, it is known for its landscapes, stone villages, dramatic gorges, and red cliffs that plunge into sapphire-blue waters. It is also home to the Scandola reserve, a popular scuba diving location. 

Fast Facts About 

France, Corsica, Sardinia

  • The currency in the South of France and Corsica is the Euro. ATMs are widely available in major cities and tourist destinations.
  • In September, the region hosts the Cannes Yachting Festival and the Monaco Yacht Show. 
  • Most of the private beaches in the South of France close in October/November for the low season. However, most of the public beaches do stay open year-round. 
  • Make sure that you take a walk down the Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, one of the most iconic boulevards in the region. 
  • Corsica has been part of France since 1768, but it retains an Italian influence. The island is only 56 miles from northerner Italy and is separate from Sardinia by the 7-mile Strait of Bonifacio.  
  • Chartering a yacht in the south of France is an excellent option if you are interested in cruising down the Mediterranean coast before traveling to Corsica and Sardinia. Similar to Corsica, Sardinia is known for its beaches, long coastline, and clear pristine waters. 
  • The best sunsets are found on the west side of Corsica. 

Best time to visit 

France, Corsica, Sardinia

The best time to visit the Cote d’Azur is between June and September. The great thing about the South of France is that it rarely rains. The region is known to have almost 300 days of sunshine, with the majority of the rain falling in the months of March-April and October-November. The best time to visit Corsica is between May and September as the weather is sunny and warm.

Chartering in 

France, Corsica, Sardinia

The French Riviera is one of the most popular yachting destinations globally and is known as the ultimate luxury yacht destination. The region offers a stunning coastline filled with sheltered bays, marinas, anchorages, and pockets of waterways. One of the main draws of chartering a boat in the French Riviera is that along with ports in famous towns like Nice, Cannes, and Saint Tropez, if you are looking to get away, there are also several secluded bays and beaches where you can drop anchor. Yacht guests can also choose to take a trip to Corsica, Elba, Capri, or Sardinia to enjoy a change of scenery as each island is just a short sail away. The possibilities are endless. 

More Resources About 

France, Corsica, Sardinia

If you want to learn more about the South of France, we recommend that you take a look at Visit Cote d’Azur and Visit Corsica, the official tourism websites for each of the regions, for more information about what to do as well as up-to-date information about COVID-19 entry requirements.

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