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Côte d'Azur - French Riviera

Côte d'Azur - French Riviera

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Description

The French Riviera (French: Côte d'Azur, Occitan: Còsta Azzura) is part of France's southeastern coast of the Mediterranean Sea, reaching from Cassis to Menton, at the border with Italy.
14/07/2011
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La Côte d'Azur est la partie du littoral méditerranéen français délimitée à l'ouest par la ville de Cassis (ou d'Hyères selon certains), et à l'est par Menton (à la frontière italienne).
En quittant Cassis dominé le plaisancier passera sous le Cap Canaille, une des plus hautes falaises maritimes d'Europe pour rejoindre La Ciotat. Plus à l'est, le département du Var avec la Rade de Toulon et les îles d'Or qui offrent de nombreux mouillages.
Puis vient la Côte d'Azur qui s'étend jusqu'à la frontière italienne en passant par le territoire de la principauté de Monaco. Côte très variée avec Cavalaire, la plus longue plage de sable de la côte, les baies de St Tropez , Fréjus et Cannes.
Les îles de Lerins en face de Cannes connaissent aux beaux jours l'affluence des plaisanciers qui y trouvent un abris sûr dans un environment encore sauvage.
A l'est, le Cap d'Antibes et ses villas somptueuses, la Baie des Anges autour de Nice, Le Cap Ferrat, la principauté et Menton la ville frontière.
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Hyères - Menton

Hyères à Menton ou La Côte d'Azur.La Côte d'Azur est la partie du littoral méditerranéen français qui s'étend d'Hyères ou de Cassis à Menton, à la frontière italienne. La Côte d'Azur couvre donc une partie du département du Var, le département des Alpes-Maritimes dans ...
7 Apr 11

Cassis - Hyères

Wind
The Mistral, a violent NW wind, is the most prevalent wind in this area, and at times, adversely affects port operations. The cloudless skies of this area must be attributed to this wind which is usually accompanied by a marked drop in temperature. It is most severe between ...
14 Oct 11

Îles d'Hyères ou Îles d'Or

A chain of four islands, extends up to 16 miles E of Ponte de l'Esterel. It consists of Ile de Porquerolles, Ile de Bagaud, Ile de Port Cros, and Ile du Levant.
It's a very, very nice place where to sail.
23 Mar 12

Baie de Cannes

Cannes bay is located between Pointe de l'Aiguille and Cap de la Croisette, 4 miles ENE, from which the islands "Les Îles de Lerins"  extends up to 2 miles. The E side of the gulf is occupied by the town and port of Cannes well known by it's film festival, where the houses form ...
4 Jul 12

Île de Porquerolles

Ile de Porquerolles  lies centered 3 miles SE of Ponte de l’Esterel. The summit of the island, located 1 mile from its E end, is 142m high and surmounted by a signal station.
9 Jul 11

Île du Levant

Prohibited areas, the limits of which are shown on the chart, lie SW of Pointe du Titan (Ile du Levant) and extend up to 2 miles from the coast. These areas, which are used by French naval vessels, are not in force between July 1 and August 31.
Vessels are prohibited from approaching ...
10 Jul 11

Golfe de Giens

Golfe de Giens is entered between Pointe de Carqueiranne and Pointe Escampobariou, 4.7 miles
SE. Pointe Escampobariou is the SW extremity of Presqu’ile de Giens, a peninsula, the W side of which is 118m high and surmounted by a tower.
The E side of this gulf is bordered by ...
30 Jul 13

Rade de Toulon

Toulon is a large military harbour on the Mediterranean coast, with a major French naval base.The prevailing winds are from the NW (Mistral) and W. These winds may reach a velocity of Force 11. Winds from the E and SE, which are less frequent, are generally accompanied by rain squalls, ...
1 May 12

Plage de Port Grimaud

Anchorage may be taken close N of" Port Grimaud" harbor entrance, where the bottom is hard mud, but it is exposed to E winds.
16 Jul 11

Port-Grimaud

Port Grimaud is constitued of 3 ports: Port-Grimaud, Marina de Port-Grimaud and Port-Grimaud II.

Port-Grimaud T. 04 94 56 29 88 F. 04 94 56 50 31 VHF 9 capitainerie@port-grimaud.fr 1100 pl. dont 283 visit (<30m, T.E max 3m) e-mail: capitainerie@port-grimaud.fr
Marina ...
19 Mar 10

Port Cogolin

Port Cogolin is situated into the river "La Giscle", in the S end of the golf of St-Tropez between Grimaud and Cogolin ports. 150 B. visit received according to availability (<15m);
25 Mar 12

Marines de Cogolin

Marina is located at the far end of the golf of St-Tropez S of the river La Giscle. He comprise 4 basins.
Public port or visiting port opposit entrance passage. The 3 basins La Galiote, La Cascadelle, La Brigantine are reserved for rented berths.
Marina sheltered from all winds. ...
26 Nov 07
Local Area

Méditerranée - Mediterranean

La Méditerranée est reliée à l'océan Atlantique par le détroit de Gibraltar à l'ouest, à la mer de Marmara et à la mer Noire par les Dardanelles et le Bosphore à l'est. Le canal de Suez au sud-est relie la Méditerranée à la mer Rouge.
Îles méditerranéennesLes principales ...
13 Mar 15

Golfe du Lion - Lion Gulf

The Gulf of Lion (French: Golfe du Lion) is a wide embayment of the Mediterranean coastline of Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence in France, reaching from the border with Catalonia in the west to Toulon.
The prevailing winds in this area are from the N and NW, especially in winter ...
4 Jul 12

Ligure Ligurian Sea

The Ligurian Sea is an arm of the Mediterranean Sea, between the Italian Riviera (Liguria and Tuscany) and the islands of Corsica and Elba. The sea is probably named after the ancient Ligures people.
The sea borders the countries Italy, France, and Monaco. In the east the sea borders ...
24 Mar 12

Corse - Corsica

Corsica
Corsica is a French owned island with a strong sense of identity and pride. Corsica is beautiful, unspoilt and old-fashioned, and with its white sands, mountainous cliffs and transparent water, it is the perfect getaway destination. Although it is strongly influenced by ...
24 Mar 16

Sardegna

Sardinia is the second largest island in the Mediterranean. Sardinia was made a self-governing region of Italy in 1948.
Sardinia offers coves and beaches relatively quiet. In the North as in the South the sailor will find there many anchorages.
The northern beaches are ...
19 Oct 17

Islas Baleares - Balearic Islands

The Balearic Islands (Catalan: Illes Balears; Spanish: Islas Baleares) are an archipelago in the western Mediterranean Sea, near the eastern coast of the Iberian Peninsula. They form an autonomous community and a province of Spain, of which the capital city is Palma de Mallorca.
The ...
10 Apr 08
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