Activities in Saint-Raphael
The best moments in the South
between Earth and sea
Saint-Raphaël is a seaside resort on the Mediterranean coast located at the foot of the superb Estérel massif in the heart of a protected area. Located halfway between Cannes and Saint-Tropez (38 km), this destination is easily accessible, so don't hesitate to make time for a weekend, full of energy under the sun of the French Riviera.
Points of interest
The Basilica of Notre-Dame de la Victoire : building built by Pierre Aublé between 1882 and 1889, representative of the Romano-Byzantine style very popular during the Belle Époque.
The Museum of Prehistory and Underwater Archaeology : it contains collections from local heritage, prehistory and Roman antiquity from underwater excavations. Digital tour of the Museum.
Louis de Funès Museum : entirely dedicated to -the artist and the man-, this museum makes you discover Louis de Funès in the family intimacy of his castle and his garden. Its museum retraces with the help of hundreds of objects the life and work of the favorite actor of the French.
The promenade des Bains : this promenade was carried out between 1880 and 1882 under the name of “Terrasse des Bains”. This is the beginning of the tourist era in Saint-Raphaël
The course of the Belle Epoque villas : circuit of 20 villas which mark out the Notre Dame district and its magnificent residences retracing their stories and that of the personalities who lived there.
Walks in Saint Raphaël, in the city center
Today, all that remains of the old “ village quarter ” are the narrow, shady streets that make up the old town, where every day there is a flower and vegetable market where you will only find typical Provençal foodstuffs.
Further on stands the Romanesque church, listed as a historical monument, which was enlarged in the 18th century, but built in the 12th century. Its presbytery now houses the Archaeological Museum of Saint-Raphaël. The 22 m watchtower, dating from around the 14th century, offers a splendid panorama.
The “ Marine district ”, once frequented by the city's fishermen, has gradually been transformed into a seaside resort. A gaming casino, many villas and shops have been built there to create a truly attractive town centre.
Walks in Saint Raphaël, parks and gardens
Very close to the new hotel in Saint-Raphaël, along the beach, you will find the Jardin Beaurivage which is a green space dedicated to relaxation and idleness. It will delight young and old alike with its playgrounds and small shady corners. Free and free access.
With its dominant location over the bay of Saint-Raphaël and the old port, the Jardin Bonaparte has a central part, fitted out as a public square with play areas for children. In summer, many concerts are given there.
T he activities are numerous around the new Saint-Raphaël hotel . Just a few meters from the Veillat Beach , discover an exceptional place to fill up on good times with family or friends, such as diving, sailing, hiking. It is a privileged space offering new perspectives.
The beach in the heart of the city
Under the sun of the Côte d'Azur, discover our paradise.