9 Best Yacht Charters In France - Updated 2024

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A breathtaking country in Europe, France is rich in history, cultural heritage, architecture, and breathtaking natural views. Apart from the capital city, Paris, there are other exceptional destinations here, including Bordeaux, famed for its excellent wine. If you seek sun, sea, and scenery, a holiday on French Riviera might pique your interest. You can indulge in breathtaking sunset cruises or explore the cities along the Riviera, such as Nice, Saint-Tropez, and Cannes. If you’re heading to Brittany, plan an escapade to the popular sailing destination, Gulf of Morbihan. You can even explore Sarthe river on a cruise and stop by the charming villages such as Saint-Céneri-le-Gérei. So, For your upcoming French coastal adventure, why not captain a sailboat and discover the waterways of this wonderful country? Browse through this list of the best yacht charters in France and pick the best option.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) Superhost status, recent guest reviews, location, accommodation type, prices, availability of dates, decor, and amenities. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on April 13, 2024.

1. Homey yacht, Aix-les-Bains (from USD 179)

Enjoy making Lac du Bourget your home away from home while you indulge in the comforts of this yacht, curated with the best decor and amenities. It is well-equipped, featuring a kitchen with a spacious dinette, cozy sleeping areas, and a fireplace for chilly days. The cockpit also offers the perfect spot for al fresco dining and cookouts. Furthermore, take advantage of the breakfast that is already included in the price to maximize your relaxation.

If you seek an adventure, this yacht is available for private lake sails. Don’t hesitate to make arrangements with the host.

Stayed at this property?
Conjux, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
4.6 km (2.9 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
house boat 7 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

2. Upscale sailboat with breakfast, Cannes

This yacht is tastefully furnished, making guests feel like in a sleek hotel accommodation. There are plenty of recreational spaces, both indoor and outdoor. Enjoy drinks on the cockpit and drift away on the deck while dosing vitamin D and admiring the sunset scenery.

This accommodation includes breakfast and a sailing adventure for two to four people. Drinks and meals will be served during the charter for an additional fee.

Stayed at this property?
Cannes, Cannes, France
262.1 km (162.9 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
house boat 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

3. Cozy boat for couples, Barneville-Carteret

Thinking of surprising the love of your life with a romantic holiday? Start your planning by booking this modest-sized yacht which will treat you to mesmerizing marina views throughout your stay. There is also nearby parking for guests arriving by car, and shops and dining spots can be reached on foot. Basic essentials, from duvet to cooker, are ready for your arrival. The best part? The boat can be availed for charter.

There is even a kitchen on the yacht, so you won’t miss out on home-cooked meals.

Stayed at this property?
Barneville-Carteret, Normandie, France
699.04 km (434.4 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
14 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

4. Renovated motorhome with a fully equipped kitchen, L'Épine (from USD 102)

Imagine waking up to the magnificent sea views and spending afternoons sunset cruising. This yacht charter can make your dream French holiday come true. You will be staying in a sailboat, equipped with the comforts of home - from kitchen knick-knacks to cozy bedding. This family-friendly motor home is available for charter during pleasant weather days. A captain will be available, however, you can experience taking the helm during the trip.

Stayed at this property?
L'Épine, L'Épine, France
638.07 km (396.5 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
house boat 3 Guests 2 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

5. Lovely sailboat with al fresco dining, Audierne (from USD 76)

Make your holiday to France one for the books by ditching boring hotel rooms for this yacht. Make the sea your home while enjoying the comforts of an actual house, including an equipped kitchen and a work desk. You’ll also love the yacht’s cockpit, transformed into an al fresco dining area.

Furthermore, on a fine day, you can sail the sea, making your holiday even more memorable. Be sure to communicate with the host about this for more information.

Stayed at this property?
Audierne, Bretagne, France
827.48 km (514.2 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
161 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

6. Sleek sailboat with rustic interiors, Propriano

If your dream adventure destination is the waters of island Corsica, this gorgeous yacht will suit you well. Apart from its breathtaking marina views when docked, its sunny rustic interior design will also mesmerize your eyes. Fitted with cozy beds, an indoor living area that extends onto al fresco dining, and a roof deck lounge, this sailboat has plenty of spots for relaxation. Its wood-furnished interior is a contrast to its sleek all-white exterior that stands out against the deep blue waters of the ocean.

If you’re lucky, you might even be able to book this yacht during sail season, when it’s available for charter. Sail the waters of Cannes, Monaco, and Saint-Tropez with a professional skipper.

Stayed at this property?
Propriano, Corse, France
530.21 km (329.5 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
14 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 5 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
they were extremely helpful since we are from out of the country
thierry is a first class host; extremely friendly helpful and thoughtful
they gave us helpful information and recommendations
thierry and the captain alian were amazing hosts
the boat is in a fantastic location and is so comfortable
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7. Fabulous boat with a skipper, Arcachon

Indulge in the soulfully relaxing life at sea in comfort and luxury when you book this beautiful boat. You can choose to live in the boat while it’s docked throughout your stay or request an adventure with a skipper that will be provided for you. Just note that the pricing for charter is different, and a provided skipper is mandatory whether you’re a licensed sailor or not.

The yacht also comes with a dedicated workspace, so you can get your tasks done while enjoying the magnificent views.

Stayed at this property?
Arcachon, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
560.47 km (348.3 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
5 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 2 Beds 4 Guests 2 Bedrooms 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 4

8. High-end yacht with internet access, Marseille (from USD 692)

Take a peek at this high-end sailboat, boasting elegant wooden finishes, central air-conditioning, and a sunny living area that opens onto al fresco dining. A kitchen, a dedicated workspace, and internet access are available for your convenience. Note that the coachroof is not included in the stay and can be booked separately for events. While the yacht’s quayside setting is dreamy enough, it can also be brought to the sea for a day or night of adventure at a different rate.

Stayed at this property?
Marseille, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
275.66 km (171.3 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
41 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Boat 7 Beds 9 Guests 4 Bedrooms 4 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 9

Top guest reviews
the owners are friendly and responsive
amazing experience great service service the host is very nice and responsive
this has to be the best location in the whole of marseille
amazing location super helpful hosts
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9. Luxurious air-conditioned yacht, Cannes (from USD 4345)

This Airbnb vacation rental offers unique accommodation for adventure-seekers. It is a motorhome, curated with rustic finishings, expansive windows for admiring the scenery in comfort, and functional amenities for a worry-free stay. It also has cozy suites and a well-furnished cockpit for afternoon chilling and dining.

While this yacht is most of the time docked at the port of Cannes, it can be chartered to the sea with a skipper for an additional daily fee.

Stayed at this property?
Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
262.03 km (162.9 mi) from Abbaye d'Hautecombe
12 reviews   Wifi Available
Boat 4 Beds 8 Guests 3 Bedrooms 3 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 8

Top guest reviews
laurent was a perfect host
the boat is lost and our host was very generous and accommodating
perfect boat perfect place and amazing host
helpful and easy contact
well organized fantastic boat friendly and everything was as promised
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Indulge in a dreamy sunset cruise in France

France is a beautiful country worthy of a visit, especially if you’re into sailing. If you need a sailboat, refer to this list of the best yacht charters in France. Book now and get ready to explore the waters of France.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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