France, in Western Europe, encompasses medieval and port cities, tranquil villages, mountains and Mediterranean beaches. The country is also renowned for its sophisticated cuisine and its wines and beautiful mediterranean coastline.



Like stepping back in time to one of the most protected harbours in Europe. A truly stunning place.


We stopped here before heading south to Sardinia and were stunned at how pretty the town is but also how steep it is up to the castle and old town, which is amazing.


We headed here to shelter from a forecast front coming in. We found Ajaccio to be a pretty town with lots of history.

Port de la Grande Motte

A fantastic marina in a great location with good supermarkets and facilities.


Top Marinas and Harbours

Port de la Grande Motte
1 . Port de la Grande Motte

A large secure marina surrounded by unusual buildings.

Outer Harbour
2 . Outer Harbour

4 pontoons on the starboard approach and 2 boardwalks on the port side.

Frederic Sauvage Basin
3 . Frederic Sauvage Basin

Has 202 berths for motor boats. To access this basin, you have to pass through a tidal gate 3 hours before or after high tide.

Napoleon Basin
4 . Napoleon Basin

Contains 280 berths for local and long term sailing yachts and motor boats. Accessed through the tidal lock which is open close to high water.

Etples Marina
5 . Etples Marina

A marina on the tidal river Canche before the bridge with limited visitor berths. Caution to the approach and the tidal current.

Marina Saint Valery sur Somme
6 . Marina Saint Valery sur Somme

A marina on the tidal river Somme leading to the Saint Valery canal.

Crotoy harbour
7 . Crotoy harbour

A set of two long drying boardwalks at the entrance of the canal de la Maye and potential turbulent water due to the sluice from the adjacent reservoir.

Hourdel Harbour
8 . Hourdel Harbour

A drying narrow estuary with a single long boardwalk.

Treport Marina
9 . Treport Marina

A basin behind a lock with fishing boats on port and five pontoons on starboard.

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