In the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Sainte Maxime faces straight south and is sheltered from the winds by the Maures Mountains.
This exceptional site makes for an ideal vacation spot. The wonderful weather and the beautiful location have attracted artists poets and writers for many years.
Jean de Brunhoff the creator of Babar the Elephant in the area for a long time. It was in St. Maxime that he wrote the first ot the Babar series.
In Le Voyage de Babar pages 4 and 5 represent one ot the beaches here. it is now known as La Plage des Elephants (Elephant Beach).
You should enter the old town by walking through the lively pedestrian streets, and then continue on towards the superb gardens of the "Promenade". The walk ends up on the pier overlooking the gulf.
The most demanding holidaymakers will be delighted by the beaches in the center and the outings of the city, in particular towards Saint Tropez, the large beach of La Croisette.
The most sought after are located west of Sainte Maxime, in particular La Nartelle beach.
What to see
La Tour Carree (the square tower).
All boating and water sports.
Golf course (18 holes).