Best time to visit the French Riviera and enjoy a day charter
The best time to visit the French Riviera, also known as the Côte d’Azur, largely depends on your preferences and what you plan to do during your trip. The region enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Here’s a breakdown of the different seasons and the best time to enjoy a glorious day charter.
Spring (April to May) and Autumn (September to October):
These transitional seasons offer pleasant weather with milder temperatures ranging from 15°C (59°F) to 25°C (77°F). The crowds are smaller compared to summer, and you can still enjoy outdoor activities and visit popular attractions without dealing with excessive heat or large crowds. This is probably the best time to enjoy a day charter in Cannes, Monaco or St-Tropez. You may also find good opportunities with some yachts being offered at low season charter rates.
If you’re planning to attend popular events such as the Cannes Film Festival or the Monaco Grand Prix, it’s a good idea to book your day charter well in advance and plan your visit accordingly.
Summer (June to August)
This is the peak tourist season when the French Riviera is bustling with visitors. The weather is sunny and warm, with temperatures averaging between 25°C (77°F) and 30°C (86°F). Beaches are popular during this time, and you can enjoy various water activities. However, keep in mind that the popular destinations can get crowded, and prices may be higher.
However, with a private charter, you can avoid the crowds and enjoy a more intimate experience with your family or friends. You can also tailor your itinerary to your preferences and avoid the hassle of usual traffic jams.
Winter (November to March)
The French Riviera experiences mild winters, making it a great destination for those seeking a winter escape. The temperatures range from 10°C (50°F) to 15°C (59°F), and you can enjoy exploring the charming coastal towns, museums, and other indoor attractions. Most beachside resorts are closed or have limited services during this time. We don’t recommend day charters in winter as it can be windy and uncomfortable, especially in the St-Tropez area.