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Rayol Canadel sur Mer

On route N559 which links Hyeres (32km.) to St. Maxime (31km.) by the coast.

Le Rayol Canadel, Le Rayol
Facing the sea, Rayol Canadel stretches out into a semi circle of greenery.
To the north of the town is the Maures mountains, and to the south is the rocky coast formed of headlands, creeks and bays all sheltering four sand beaches.
One of these beaches was the choice for the allied debarkation on the 14th of August, 1944.
Le Rayol Canadel, walking in the Domaine du Rayol
This is a highly wooded area (80% of the town) with forests of cork oaks, heather, and mimosa.
It is also the setting for some very beautiful Mediterranean homes.
Le Rayol Canadel, stairway heading to the Pateck
If you visit the Domaine du Rayol, for example, you will be able to imagine the activity on the Corniche des Maures at the beginning of the century when these incredible houses and gardens were in the making.
Le Rayol Canadel, the Pateck
A must, the monumental staircase which leads to the sea, and the stairs in the center of town which end up at a round pergola: Pateck.

What to see

The Domaine du Rayol and its garden.
The staircase, the Pateck.

Leisure activities

Hiking. Tennis. Windsurting. Water skiing. Scuba diving.
Summer entertainment: concerts of classical music.
Around the city: Golf course at Ste Maxime.


Holiday House. Furnished apartments.
Bed and breakfast.
No camping.


Cavalaire (9 km), La Môle (11 km) et Le Lavandou (8 km).

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