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Saint Raphaël

 
Valescure - Boulouris - Agay - Santa-Lucia - Le Dramont - Anthéor - Le Trayas
Departement of Var - Population: 31.196 h - Surface: 8.959 ha


Next to Fréjus on coastal route N98).
The city of Saint-Raphael

Between the Mediterranean and calcareous Provence, the Esterel Mountains are 32,000 ha. of volcanic rack of which 13,000 ha. are classified and protected.

This domain offers all kinds ot sports including hiking, horseback riding, climbing, and mountain biking.

Saint Raphael - Regatta




With 5 different harbors, St. Raphael the sailing resort is the ideal place for boating enthusiasts.

Along its 42km. of coastline you can discover sandy beaches, creeks, and inlets, all carved out of the famous red rock ot the Esterel Mountains.



Saint Raphael - Beach


St. Raphael is also the city ot Var where tourism and business are one. There are seven reception areas and a municipal conference hall (Palais des Congres)which can be adapted to different types of functions such as seminars, conferences, gala evenings, etc

Saint Raphaël - Pedestian street


You will be able to discover traditional festivities in every season. There are joust tournaments, celebrations of St. Baume and St. Pierre, Mimosa Week, Jazz festivals, and other typical St. Raphael entertainment.


What to see:

The Church of the Templar Knights (11th and 12th c.).
Notre Dame de Victoire Church.
The marine archeological museum.



Leisure activities:

Tous sports nautiques. 5 centres nautiques, 2 écoles de navigation, 6 clubs de plongée.
Randonnées pédestres sur le sentier du littoral.
Randonnées pédestres and cyclistes dans le massif de l'Estérel.
Golfs (4 parcours!!). 6 clubs de tennis. Cyclo-tourism.
Festival de Jazz, Soirées Musicales des Templiers. Fête de la Cuisine.
Salon des Métiers de la Mer and du Littoral. Semaine du Cinéma Européen.
Régates, Compétitions de golf etc.
Fêtes de la Lumière en décembre.


Accommodation:

Hotels.
Bed and breakfast.
Holiday rentals.
Campsites.


Neighbouring villages:

Les Adrets de l'Estérel (15 km), Puget sur Agens (6 km).


Saint Raphael - Church Saint Raphael - Tower Saint Raphael - Church detail




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