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Saint-RaphaelFrance

The red-hued Calanques of Estérel and the deep blue Mediterranean Sea meet in Saint-Raphaël, a sublime seaside resort with a rich history.

Situated on the Côte d'Azur, a stone's throw from Fréjus, this former fishing village now attracts tourists with the captivating, colourful beauty of its scenery, ancient monuments, numerous outdoor activities and lively festivals.

On arrival in the town centre, you'll immediately love the charming Vieux-Port and the huge jardin Bonaparte, where it's lovely to take a stroll. Nearby, the old town contains majestic buildings, such as the Neo-Byzantine Notre-Dame de la Victoire basilica, and the 12-century Église San Rafeu, the presbytery of which is home to an archaeological museum. The museum is full of objects recovered off the coast, sometimes millennia-old artefacts from the many shipwrecks that have happened in the choppy waters. Outside, the church tower offers a great view from a height of 25 metres.

You can then explore the 15 miles of breathtaking coastline, covered with vast beaches, coves and calanques, behind which stand the red-hued peaks of the Estérel massif and its dense national forest. The perfect place for swimming, scuba diving, cruises, hiking and mountain biking. As you explore, you'll discover the Cap du Dramont and its picturesque little port, or the superb Mont Vinaigre, which stands at 618 metres.

When you get back to the town centre, you can relax in a spa, try your luck in the casino or try a Provençal speciality in one of the charming restaurants. Festivals are also held all year round, including the jazz festival in early July, or the festival of lights in December, when certain iconic sites are lit up.

Saint-Raphaël can be reached by motorway, high-speed train (direct links to Paris) or by air, the nearest airport being Cannes-Mandelieu, just over 12 miles away. Once you're there, the best way to get around is by car, including driving along the Corniche d'Or, which stretches along the coastline.

Happy holidays in Saint-Raphaël!

Where to stay in Saint-Raphael

Saint-Aygulf, Frejus, France

Saint-Aygulf

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Unique features of Saint-Aygulf include the seaside views and restaurants. Make a stop by Plage du Petit Boucharel or Galiote Beach while you're exploring the area.

Saint-Aygulf
Agay, Saint-Raphael, France

Agay

4/5Very Good!(1 area review)

Unique features of Agay include the beaches and restaurants. Make a stop by Agay Beaches or Plage d'Agay while you're exploring the area.

Agay
Frejus Port, Frejus, France

Frejus Port

5/5Exceptional!(2 area reviews)

Unique features of Frejus Port include the beaches and waterfront views. Make a stop by Frejus Beach or Base Nature of Frejus Beach while you're exploring the area.

Frejus Port
Fréjus Plage, Frejus, France

Fréjus Plage

While visiting Fréjus Plage, you might make a stop by sights like Frejus Beach and Nature Base François Léotard.

Fréjus Plage
Frejus City Centre, Frejus, France

Frejus City Centre

4/5Very Good!(2 area reviews)

Churches and coffee shops are just a few things travellers like about Frejus City Centre. A stop by Frejus Cathedral is also recommended if you've got time to explore the area.

Frejus City Centre
Le Dramont, Saint-Raphael, France

Le Dramont

4.5/5Wonderful!(4 area reviews)

You'll enjoy the beaches and restaurants in Le Dramont. You might want to make time for a stop at Cap du Dramont or Débarquement Beach.

Le Dramont

Top hotels in Saint-Raphael

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
B&B Hôtel FREJUS Puget-sur-Argens
B&B Hôtel FREJUS Puget-sur-Argens
Z.I. La Palud - Nationale 7, Frejus, Var

Situated in Frejus, this hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from Frejus Amphitheatre and 2.5 mi (4 km) from Frejus Beach. Frejus Cathedral and Roman Theater are also within ...

3.8/5Good! (61 reviews)
Somewhere to sleep.

"The sink waste leaked. There was a used sanitary towel under the sink. The curtain rail was hanging down. The cutlery was filthy. The glasswear was stained. The crockery was chipped. The egg was cold and tasteless. The bacon was undercooked. The bed was comfortable."…"

Reviewed on 15 Oct 2019

B&B Hôtel FREJUS Puget-sur-Argens
Hotel Restaurant Arena
Hotel Restaurant Arena
4 out of 5
139-145 Rue Du General De Gaulle, Frejus, Var

Located in Frejus City Centre, this hotel is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Frejus Cathedral and within 3 miles (5 km) of Frejus Beach and Saint-Raphael Beach. Frejus ...

4.2/5Very Good! (217 reviews)

"Lovely hotel but a bit old fashion. Bed was anything but comfortable and should be renewed. Staff extremely pleasant. One Added bonus was that there was car parking."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2019

Hotel Restaurant Arena
Najeti Golf Hotel de Valescure
Najeti Golf Hotel de Valescure
4 out of 5
55 Avenue Paul L Hermite, Saint-Raphael, Var
£120
per night
16 Apr-17 Apr

Located in Valescure, this golf hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Valescure Golf Club and Esterel Massif. Indochina War Memorial is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) away.

4.3/5Excellent! (197 reviews)
Not only good for golfers but couples too

"Our de luxe room and bathroom were both very well maintained and clean. Reception staff are extremely pleasant and helpful. One improvement however would be for the very pleasant Pool to be heated . Excellent location for a wide selection of restaurants and a pleasant relaxing holiday."…"

Reviewed on 9 Sep 2019

Najeti Golf Hotel de Valescure

Popular things to do in Saint-Raphael

Frejus Beach
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Frejus Beach

4/5(16 reviews)

Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Frejus Beach, a popular beach in Frejus. Make time to visit the water parks and cathedral while you're in the area.

Esterel Massif
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Esterel Massif

4/5(8 reviews)

Commune with nature and explore the great outdoors at Esterel Massif during your travels in Saint-Raphael. Amble around the area's marina or seek out its golf courses.

Frejus Cathedral
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Frejus Cathedral

4.5/5(7 reviews)

Find out about the history of Frejus when you spend time at Frejus Cathedral. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.

Top activities in Saint-Raphael

Monaco, Monte Carlo & Èze Tour
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Monaco, Monte Carlo & Èze Tour

86% of travellers recommend
£43
Per adult
French Riviera Full-Day Tour
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French Riviera Full-Day Tour

86% of travellers recommend
£68
Per adult
Half Day : flavor & taste of Provence
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Half Day : flavor & taste of Provence

100% of travellers recommend
£44
Per adult
Personalized Chauffeur-Driven Tour
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Personalized Chauffeur-Driven Tour

96% of travellers recommend
£32
Per adult
Half Day : Cannes & Antibes .
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Half Day : Cannes & Antibes .

£37
Per adult
Cannes E-Bike Tour
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Cannes E-Bike Tour

£56
Per adult

Reviews of Saint-Raphael

4.4

Top Destination

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4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

21 Sep 2019

Nice place to spend a couple of days.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

4 Sep 2019

Ticks every box- good travel along coast to Cannes , Nice etc

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

26 Aug 2019

Good train service.

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

12 Aug 2019

Beautiful place. Relaxing. Friendly people. Very hot

5/5 - Excellent

Rachel

12 Aug 2019

A wonderful port bustling with plenty to see and do! It is clean and at night during the summer there are lots of festivals on.

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