Take a trip to the South of France and visit Marseille, a city intrinsically linked with sailing and ideally situated allowing you access to some of the best sailing routes in the Mediterranean, making it one of the top summer destinations to charter a yacht.
Area: 240,6 km2
Status: Commune in France. Administrative centre of Bouches-du-Rhone and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur
Marinas: Le Vieux-Port, L’Estaque, La Pointe Rouge, Le Frioul, Callelongue, Les Croisettes, L’Escalette, la Fausse Monnaie, Les Goudes, La Madrague de Montredon, Malmousque, Morgiou, Sormiou, Le Vallon des Auffes.
Highlights: Basilique Notre-Dame de la Garde, The Massif des Calanques (Port-Miou is also located in the communes of Cassis), The Château d’If, The Vieux-port de Marseille, Longchamp Palace, Borély Park, Abbaye Saint-Victor, Fort Saint-Jean, The museum of European and Mediterranean civilizations (MUCEM), Orange Velodrome stadium (build for the 1938 World Cup), The Navy Museum, The Museum of Natural History.
Nearby points of interest: La Ciotat, Toulon, Hyères, Saint-Tropez, Fréjus, Cannes, Antibes, Nice, Monaco, Menton, île des Embiez, Agde, Sète, Corsica, Spain (Barcelona), The Balearic Islands (Ibiza, Majorca, Menorca) Italy (Sardinia, Tuscany, Genoa).
Weather: Warm temperature climate. Average temperatures ranges around 16° in May, 18° in June, 24° in July, 25° in August, 23° in September and 19° in October. The best time to charter a yacht in Marseille: the beginning of June to the end of September.
Nautical distances: Marseille-Toulon: 46 miles; Marseille-Cassis: 15 miles; Marseille-Les Embiez: 29 miles; Marseille-La Ciotat: 20 miles; Marseille-Porquerolles: 50 miles; Marseille-Le Lavandou: 63 miles; Marseille-Barcelona: 183 miles; Marseille-Calvi: 155 miles; Marseille-Monaco: 93 miles.
Click&Boat’s pick: The Calanques are nothing short of remarkable and a must visit on your trip to Marseille. Stretching along the coast line for 20km, the white cliffs rise dramatically out the sea, giving you a magnificent backdrop for your day aboard a yacht. From Saména in the West to Port-Miou, the area is also a great spot for hiking, picnics and relaxing.
3 reasons to go to Marseille
Discover a city full of surprises, uniquely charming in it’s originality.
Marvel at the amazing Calanques, rising up dramatically out of the water.
Set sail for one of the top yacht charter destinations in Europe and discover the South of France.