4/5 - Good
Verified travelerAug 21, 2019
Lovely place, plenty of good restaurants 10 minute ferry to St Tropez every 15 minutes
Nestling in the Gulf of Saint Tropez, Sainte Maxime boasts nature, heritage and leisure, all of which have built its reputation as an elegant seaside resort.
Sainte Maxime has one foot firmly on the ground in earthy Provence and the other in the blue waters of the Mediterranean, giving visitors the best of both worlds. Over the course of the last century, this fishing town has turned itself into a popular holiday destination that is easily capable of quenching your thirst for culture, nature, sport and relaxation.
Spread along more than five miles of coastline, Sainte Maxime has numerous public and private beaches. Depending on your choice of beach, you will be able to get away from it all and laze around on the warm sand, enjoy the attractions a stone’s throw from the town centre with your family, or get to grips with whichever water sports take your fancy.
Or, until you get your sea legs, you can set off on foot, horseback or bike for an exploration of Provence. While you walk through the Massif des Maures mountains, listen to the humming of the cicadas, breathe in the exquisite scents along the Mimosa Route and take in the sights of the local plant life, which encompasses olive trees, cork oaks and parasol pines with their edible pine nuts. Back in town, Myrtes Botanical Garden is another place you can go to see the local flora.
Provence’s natural bounty is very visible even in the town itself, notably through its markets. Depending on what day it is and what takes your fancy, you will be able to fill your basket with local produce from both the land and sea, flowers, bric-a-brac and handcrafted goods, with the added bonus of discovering the town’s varied architecture at the same time, taking in Provençal, modern and Art Deco styles.
Let yourself get carried away by the one-metre-gauge petit-train des Pignes which winds through little streets all the way up to the top of Sainte Maxime, where you can enjoy unimpeded views of the gulf. On the way up, inside the Museum of Local Traditions in the Tour Carrée (Square Tower) will teach you more about the customs of yesteryear, with displays of Provençal clothing, craftsmanship and fishing.
You can get to Sainte Maxime by plane, landing at Nice, Toulon or Marseille Airport, or by high-speed train on the TGV from Paris arriving at Saint-Raphaël-Valescure or Arcs - Draguignan station. The town is also linked to the A8 motorway via the D25. Once there, you can get around on the green buses.
Offering heritage, nature, ancestral traditions and modern leisure activities, Sainte Maxime really lives up to its name, giving you the maximum!
4.5/5Wonderful!(10 area reviews)
Unique features of Sainte-Maxime City Centre include the beaches and waterfront views. Make a stop by Sainte-Maxime Beach or Saint-Tropez Gulf while you're exploring the area.
Visitors to La Nartelle enjoy its beaches, and if you want to do some exploring, Nartelle Beach is worth a stop.
Reviewed on 14 Oct 2019
Reviewed on 24 Jul 2019
If a restful holiday is part of your travel plans, La Croisette Beach might be the perfect place to visit during your trip to Sainte-Maxime. Stroll along the waterfront or seek out the golf courses.
Learn about the history of Frejus Cathedral, a well-known monument in Frejus. While you're in the area, stroll along the beautiful beaches.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Pampelonne Beach, a popular beach in Ramatuelle. While you're in the area, stroll along the seaside.
Nothing says holiday like spending a lazy day at Frejus Beach, a popular beach in Frejus. Amble around the area's sandy beaches or visit its water parks.
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.
Learn about the local history of Le Thoronet when you take a trip to Thoronet Abbey. Discover the waterfalls and spas in this quaint area.
Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Nice, and then discover the French Riviera in all its glory. Head to the glamorous resort town of Saint-Tropez, popular with celebrities since the 1920s.
Navigate across the scenic Bay of Saint-Tropez in a shuttle boat to the iconic village of Saint-Tropez. After your guided tour, take some leisure time to explore the renowned town that played a large part in the famous reputation of the entire French Riviera.
The charming and trendy village of Saint-Tropez is emblematic of the French Riviera's beach-washed beauty. Discover this old fisherman's port—renowned as a place to be for international jet setters—as you walk the seductive and picturesque Port Grimaud, a town built over a labyrinth of canals.
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The charming and trendy village of Saint-Tropez is emblematic of the French Riviera's beach-washed beauty. Discover this old fisherman's port, renowned as a place to be for international jet setters. Then walk the seductive and picturesque Port Grimaud, a town built over a labyrinth of canals.
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Verified travelerJun 2, 2019
Great restaurants. Quaint shops in cobbled streets, lovely beach, reliable public transport to St Raphael and Frejus,market days, great bargains, affordable prices marina with hourly boat to St Tropez. Would definitely return.