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Best Marinas In France – 9 Spots to Stay and Enjoy!

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If you are travelling around France by boat and you want to know more about the marinas around so you can meet safety, feature, and entertainment at the same time, don’t worry because it won’t be a tough task. However, depending on the size of your boat or yacht and what you are required, it is important to have a basic understanding of how each marina so that you do not make mistakes. Check out the Best Marinas in France and find what you need.

 

1. NICE MARINA

The port of Nice has over 250 years and is known as the gateway to the Mediterranean. Who is to take a cruise in the Mediterranean, certainly stop in the port of Nice for a day in the city. The port of Nice is the best way to Corsica and Sardinia! About 13,000 ships pass through the port of Nice a year. The port has a capacity of up to 145 m to 190 m from Cannes to Nice. The services offered are diverse ranging from support for docking and undocking, connection to distribution networks (electricity, telephone, Wi-Fi, water, television, etc.) fuel, waste collection, banks, sewage pumping, shops and more.

 

2. DE BEAULIEU FOURMIS

Located nearby the downtown and the bustling city core, the harbour possesses a refuelling station, fully equipped shipyard, water services, marine professionals and other services such as cafes, shops, and restaurants. Many media outlets serve the port, buses and taxis are available every 15 minutes to Monaco, Nice, Cannes, Menton and Ventimiglia. Other services as service providers, shops, and restaurants, laundry, dry cleaning, transportation are all easily accessible.

 

 

3. ST LAURENT DU VAR

The port of St Laurent du Var is located in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, France, with points of interest such as the Bay of Villefranche, the French Riviera, Italy, the Lerins Islands, and 98 nautical coves of the Var. The proximity of the port with the great attractions of the Côte d’Azur turns it into a very busy tourist spot, and it has restaurants, bars, nautical shops and fashion stores. The sailors who perform reserve this marina have access to essential services like electricity, water, security, and wi-fi. The port also offers technical services such as boat ramp, slipway, travel lift and garage.

 

 

4. VILLEFRANCHE MARINA

This marina is located near the French Riviera offers a comprehensive range of services like Wi-Fi, water, security and electricity. Besides the marina also offer personalised services and technicians as using state-of-the-art equipment and the perfect combination of the advanced technology. You can find an available vacancy for boats up to 30m to spend a night or more, so it became super yachts and boat destination of choice throughout the year.

 

 

5. CAMARGUE MARINA

Port Camargue is located between the tip and door Espiguette Grau du Roi, east of the Gulf of Aigues-Mortes, France. The port has 5,000 berths for boats up to 30 meters long and offers a full range of services to its customers. Noteworthy is a technical area of 4.5 hectares, three elevator trips, specific springs for yachts up to 6.20 meters large, and sailing classes among others. If you wish to have other sailing activities, the port has 175 stores, malls three shopping, supermarkets, health centre, tour companies and hotels. You can also find several extra activities such as Jet Ski rentals, kite surfing, diving, boat rentals, etc.

 

 

6. DE CANET MARINA

Canet Marina is located in Languedoc-Roussillon, France, just a few steps away from all the conveniences, where capacity allows for accommodation of 1,300 boats up to 25 m. Some services tend to be provided by a private company that is authorised to enter the port or by the user: Boat engine maintenance, maintenance of electrical equipment and batteries, provision of hardware services as well as other materials, and monitoring ventilation or watercourses.

 

7. DE LEUCATE MARINA

Leucate Marina is located in Port Leucate, France. It has several integrated basins leading to 1270 moorings for boats up to 20 meters and a maximum draft of 4 meters. It also has an area of dry dock with capacity for 350 boats. Among the services offered, we can mention electricity connection, clean water, and manoeuvring assistance, fingers for better access and collection of waste, among others. For those people who are seeking for other activities related to the sea, you can access kite surfing, sports fishing, diving clubs, and many others.

 

8. NAPOLEAN MARINA

Located in Port Saint Louis du Rhone in southern France, Napoleon Marina is the concrete marina tomorrow. Both marina harbour, port and technical services, port Napoleon has the ability to accommodate motor boats, yachts up to 30 m and a draft of 4.5 m with safety. Easily accessible by boat, car, train or plane, Napoleon Marina offers beds and all its technical services, accommodation and amenities to make your stay more enjoyable. And the Gates of Camargue is the only horizon island. Furthermore, Napoleon Marina houses a permanent exhibition of more than 100 used boats.

 

9. DE CASSIS MARINA

Cassis Marina has a capacity of 400 berths for boats 4-25 m to 20 guests and all necessary amenities such as a gas station for boats, fixed faults and floating dock in the summer and a place at anchor in the harbour. The Marina has a team of shipping agents a trilingual management team at your service, one station supply (GO-SP95). Cassis Marina also offers many services such as drinking water, electricity, telephone, ice, laundry, babysitting land service, the sorting of waste, pumps black water and grey, grille fascia, ship, oil containers and fuel batteries for captaincy. Furthermore, the harbour is a Club House “Yacht Club” with Wi-Fi, water, electricity, sanitary facilities on both sides of the recovery port, recycling, waste oil and batteries.

Conclusion

As you can see above, the Marinas in France can layout quite various choices, and everything will depend in large part on what will be your destiny and which one supplies your needs. For those who want to make a tour in France by sea, the best recommendation is to go with no hesitation and always expecting to get the best out of each one. There’s nothing better than the assurance that your boat will be safe and also getting you the best comfort at the same time.

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4 COMMENTS

  1. in my dream i have been thinking of being at a certain marine but could not really know which one to go for and i have found all the information i have ever wanted and dreamed of

    thanks for the information provided and please keep me update for any cost that may be required

    cheers

    Jose

    • Hi there,

      Thank you for the comment, I really appreciate and I am glad you have found all the information you were looking for!

      I update my posts quite often so that the readers can be inform with the latest news, I am sure you will enjoy!

      Have a wonderful day!

  2. Hey Daniella
    De Cassis Marina sounds like an excellent option that provides for all a sailors needs.
    It reminds me of the Marina in Kas, Turkey.
    I live in a Marina in Jeffreys Bay South Africa, called Marina Martinique but due to heavy silting in the mouth it’s become a landlocked canal system.
    Thanks for the article.

    • Hi Keith,

      Thank you for the comment!

      Indeed the Cassis Marina is an excellent place to stay and for provisioning the boat as well. All the marinas listed in the article are fantastic for anyone who sail in France.

      I’ve never heard of the Marina Martinique until now maybe because it is landlocked. However, South Africa is a beautiful place to visit. I’ve never been so far, but many of my friend travel often there. I will put South Africa on my bucket list for the next holiday!

      Have a wonderful day!

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