The charming village of Saint Martin Vésubie is a medieval town located at the foothills of the Mercantour National Park. At 975 meters above sea-level, the village offers spectacular panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and, on a clear day, the southern Cote d'Azur. Nature enthusiasts and seasoned-hikers alike will delight at Saint Martin Vésubie's landscape. During the summer months, the town is blessed with warm weather and rolling pastures, which allow for endless hiking and rock climbing excursions. In the winter, the town, which was once adorned with bright flowers, turns into a luxury ski-resort, and chalets become dusted in snow. Saint Martin Vesubie is also used as a base for exploring the Alpes Maritimes and the nearby Mercantour National Park. The highest peak in the region, Le Gelas, is one of the most popular hiking routes in southern France. However, Saint Martin Vésubie isn't just for outdoor enthusiasts; it's also a popular destination with historians and culture vultures. The Old Town is home to impressive 18th-century churches, a 15th-century chapel, and a Romanesque bell tower still largely intact.
When it comes to the French Riviera, exploring the Mediterranean coastline by boat is an absolute must. Renting a boat might seem a little overwhelming at first. You’ll quickly find you’re spoiled for choice. Small boats, motorboats, sailboats, and larger yachts are all available on the French Riviera. Each boat provides a different way to experience France’s sparkling southern coast. If you want to experience Cannes like a celebrity, consider renting a catamaran for €600/day. You’ll sail the Mediterranean coast at the hands of a private skipper. If a catamaran isn’t your cup of tea, perhaps a luxury boat would suit your needs. Luxury boats are roughly €900/day and include a skipper. If you really want to blend in with the locals, rent a yacht! If you’re looking for something a little more low-key, consider renting a sailboat. Sailboat rentals range from €200/day up to €600/day and include a flexible cancellation policy. Note that a skipper is mandatory for a sailboat. This means all you have to do is step on board, sit back, and enjoy the views. Rental prices vary depending on the size of the boat, the season, and the rental location. We’re here to advise you on the very best boat rentals and can point you in the direction of a rental to suit your needs.