Often known as the French Riviera, Cote d’Azur, or the Azure Coast, is named for the brilliant blue waters of the Mediterranean, the sea on which it is set. Stretching along the southeastern coast of France from St. Tropez to the Italian border, Cote d’Azur also includes Monaco. A popular destination for visitors from around the globe, Cote d’Azur offers travellers a true paradise. Stunning white sand beaches, incredible dining, and a rich array of cultural offerings combine to make Cote d’Azur an unbeatable location. This area has always been a favourite among artists, celebrities, and even royalty. The first half of the 20th century found the Azure Coast patronised by Pablo Picasso, Edith Wharton, Aldous Huxley, and others. Today, actors and writers still frequent the Cote d’Azur, to enjoy its history, entertainment, and scenic treasures. Year round, the coast is home to some 80,000 residents, most of whom are not French nationals. Here in Cote d’Azur you’ll find some of the finest sailing around. Excellent conditions and trade winds, along with numerous inviting harbours and sites of interest will keep you busy both onshore and off as you visit this incredible region. Dream Yacht Charter has its base here in St. Mandrier sur Mer situated on the western end of Cote d’Azur. As you head east from our harbour, you can travel to St. Tropez and Toulon and visit Hyères and the Îles d’Hyères. St. Tropez is a well known resort town with excellent shopping, dining, and spectacular beaches, perfect for spending your days in the sun. Toulon, popular for resplendent fountains and a historic opera house, is also the home of a large French naval base. If history is your interest, the Museum of the French Navy is found here.