The best sailing holidays in France

Sail boats in the Mediterranean, calm sea surrounded by rocky landscape on a Sailsquare sailing holiday

If the idea of a sailing holiday in France floats your boat and you thought it might be too expensive or only for couples and groups – think again. Sailsquare are changing the landscape (or should that be seascape). No longer are sailing trips the preserve of the rich and famous. And, if you’re travelling solo you don’t have to share a cabin with a stranger. Sailsquare’s website lists thousands of sailing holidays all around the world including the very best of France – from the Mediterranean to the Atlantic. And they’re affordable too.

Learn to sail in France – or just cruise and relax

Woman relaxes in a hammock on the deck of a boat at sunset, perfect sailing holiday experience

France is spoilt for choice when it comes to beautiful seaside cities and towns and stunning beaches. Plus there are islands galore from the picturesque islets which pepper the Gulf of Morbihan to the larger sunshine island of Corsica. Taking a tour by water is one of the most fun and exhilarating ways to experience the coastal beauty of the legendary French coastline from the French Riviera to Brittany and Normandy, Corsica and the Cote d’Azur.

Hiring a boat with or without a crew is expensive. However, with Sailsquare you’ll be able to join a skipper and crew or join a skipper and be part of the crew and it really isn’t going to blow your budget.

All skippers go through an assessment process and interview with Sailsquare’s operations team. Skippers range from individuals to large companies who’ve been operating for decades. You’ll find a photo of your skipper and details like their age and what languages they speak on all the holidays listed. There are also details of the boat and itinerary and what’s included. We love the 7-day French Riviera trip taking in Monaco, Antibes, Cannes Nice and St Tropez. It’s the Champagne lifestyle – but at just €767 per person.

Sailing holidays for solos, couples and families

Sail boat crosses a calm stretch of water on a sunny day, perfect sailing holiday conditions

Most sailing holidays require you to share a cabin. Sailsquare offer single berth breaks too. It’s an ideal way to have an adventure. You can check in advance who your fellow passengers will be and make new friends.

It’s also a perfect holiday for couples and families, especially teens, as there’s so much to do. Take part in the navigation and running of the boat if you want, relax if you don’t. Sailing holidays range from a day, perhaps cruising the Bay of Arcachon, to a weekend, a week or longer. And for some holidays you can even book the whole boat.

Enjoy lazy hours on deck soaking up the sun. Swim and snorkel in secluded coves and relax on remote beaches which you’ll have all to yourself. Discover a new location every day from the well known hotspots such as Antibes and Saint Tropez or less well known destinations such as gorgeous Porquerolles. Time to explore the places where you dock is built into the tours according to what sort of sailing holiday you want and where. You’ll get the chance to enjoy fabulous lunches and dinners ashore or on board.

Learn to Sail holidays

You don’t need sailing qualifications to join a trip. But, if you want to learn about sailing, there are loads of courses available. From Normandy to the French Riviera you can join a boat holiday where you’ll lean to read maps, navigate the tides, deal with strong currents, address sail settings and steer the boat. If you can’t find what you’re looking for, get in touch with Sailsquare’s friendly team. They’ll help you locate the idea sailing school holiday to suit whatever you want. We love the weekend sailing course from Bandol, Provence at just €210 per person.

Sailsquare is your one stop shop for truly affordable sailing holidays in France from one day to one week or a lot longer. Simply click on the website, pick the sailing holiday that suits you best and reserve your boat: www.sailsquare.com

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