France is a beautiful country in Western Europe which has a long coastline and beautiful beaches stretching over 3000 kilometres across both the Atlantic Ocean and the Mediterranean Sea. The French Riviera, translating to the Coast of Azure is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France with warm and sunny summers. It is a major destination for luxury motor yacht charters with many beautiful marinas and historic cities along its coast. Its cities Nice and Cannes host a number of famous festivals and yacht events.
Monaco is a sovereign city-state on the French Riviera. Monte Carlo is considered the capital of Monaco although officially Monaco doesn’t have capital city. Monaco is a top luxury destination and it is very popular for Monaco yacht charter holidays.
Each year the Riviera hosts 50 percent of the world's superyacht fleet, with 90 percent of all superyachts visiting the region's coast at least once in their lifetime. It is the best known and most luxurious European costal yacht destination. Filled with breath-taking sights and a rich culture, the French Riviera is a fantastic choice for a luxury yacht charter on the Mediterranean.
640.427 square kilometers, with an additional 3.374 square kilometers of territorial waters.
The majority of the population is French. The major ethnic groups are Celtic and Latin with Teutonic, Slavic, North African, Indochinese and Basque minorities.
Capital city: Paris (2.206.488)
Length of coast: 3.427 km- includes coastal islands, but excludes all overseas administrative divisions.
Official language and alphabet: French language and Latin alphabet.
In the West of France, there is an oceanic climate. Temperature differences are moderate and the winters are mild but damp. It rains relatively frequently.
In the East, the climate is continental. Summers are warm, with some thunderstorms, and winters are cold. Temperatures can drop below 0 degrees Celsius and, in the mountains, are frequently accompanied by snow.
In the South, the climate is Mediterranean. Summers are hot and winters mild and dry. The autumn often brings thunderstorms and heavy rain that can lead to flooding.
In the overseas departments, the climate is tropical and temperatures rarely dip below 20 degrees Celsius.
The average inland temperature:
January 3 - 5°C
The average seaside temperature:
August 23 - 30 °C
January 12 - 15°C
Euro (€ EUR). Foreign currencies can be exchanged in banks, currency exchange offices, post offices, travel agencies, hotels and marinas.