From Marseille's Vieux-Port to the Azure Calanques: A Sailing Adventure

Set sail from Marseille and discover the treasures of the French Mediterranean with our expertly crafted 7-day yacht itinerary.

From Marseille's Vieux-Port to the Azure Calanques: A Sailing Adventure

Marseille, a city of maritime history and cultural crossroads, stands as the gateway to the French Mediterranean. With its bustling Vieux-Port, historic forts, and vibrant urban life, Marseille is a starting point for sailors seeking both urban excitement and serene natural beauty.

Your sailing itinerary from Marseille will take you through the heart of the French Mediterranean, from the iconic Calanques to the charming fishing villages and sun-drenched islands that dot the coast.

Day 1: Marseille to Calanque de Morgiou (12 miles)

Begin your journey by exploring the Calanques, a series of dramatic limestone cliffs and coves. Calanque de Morgiou, known for its crystal-clear waters and picturesque setting, is perfect for an afternoon swim and a seaside picnic featuring the local "Panisse," a chickpea flour delicacy.

Day 2: Calanque de Morgiou to Cassis (5 miles)

Set sail for Cassis, a charming coastal town famous for its white cliffs and vineyards. Moor in the port, explore the quaint streets, and enjoy a glass of Cassis white wine along with a serving of "Bouillabaisse," the renowned Provençal fish stew.

Day 3: Cassis to Île de Porquerolles (30 miles)

Continue to Île de Porquerolles, the largest of the Hyères Islands, known for its beautiful beaches and natural parks. Anchor and rent a bike to explore the island, stopping for a "Salade Niçoise" in the village square.

Day 4: Île de Porquerolles to Bandol (25 miles)

Sail to Bandol, a seaside town with a reputation for its AOC wines. Moor and visit a local vineyard, then dine on "Ratatouille," a vegetable stew that embodies the flavors of Provence, in a harbor-side restaurant.

Day 5: Bandol to Sanary-sur-Mer (5 miles)

Head to Sanary-sur-Mer, a picturesque fishing village with a lively daily market. Anchor and browse the stalls for local crafts and produce, and enjoy a leisurely lunch of "Moules-Frites," mussels with French fries, at a café overlooking the port.

Day 6: Sanary-sur-Mer to La Ciotat (10 miles)

Set course for La Ciotat, a coastal town known for its shipbuilding history and sandy beaches. Drop anchor and explore the old town, then sample "Navettes," traditional Marseille cookies, at a local bakery.

Day 7: La Ciotat back to Marseille (15 miles)

Conclude your journey by returning to Marseille. As you sail back, take in the views of the Frioul Islands and the Château d'If. Once ashore, visit the MUCEM and end your trip with a "Pastis," an anise-flavored aperitif, as you watch the sunset over the Vieux-Port.

Embarking on a yacht charter from Marseille is an invitation to experience the essence of the French Mediterranean. With, you'll navigate not just the azure waters, but also the soul of Provence and the Côte d'Azur. From the hidden coves of the Calanques to the vibrant markets of Sanary-sur-Mer, let us guide you on a voyage that is as much about discovery as it is about sailing. Set your course with us and let the spirit of Marseille steer you towards unforgettable memories.



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