In the heart of Var and directly on the Côte d’Azur, the seaside resort of Saint-Raphaël is known for its coves and its rocky inlets near to the Massif de l’Estérel and the Massif des Maures. Located on the end of the Gulf of Fréjus, Saint Raphaël has 6 main sandy beaches and twenty smaller ones.
Along the coast you can discover numerous islands, notably Île d’Or, known for having inspired the setting for The Black Island Tintin volume. All around, you can discover numerous well-known villages such as Fréjus, Saint-Tropez (20km), Cannes (25km), Toulon (75km) and you can even take a crossing to Italy (approx. 75km away).
The numerous neighbourhoods of St Raphaël will allow you to vary your holidays: trips into Dramont or along the Sentier des douaniers to admire the landscapes, the local fauna and flora, the old town and the maze of little streets will delight you and allow you to discover pretty shops and wonderful restaurants, but also the port, where you will savour the night-time market in the season, by the sea, with numerous Provençal artisans. For the more sporty, the region is teaming with numerous activities: water-based with boat trips for the islands, jet ski rental, diving and canoeing clubs, etc., but also nature leisure activities with 100km of horse riding and mountain biking trails and archery, adventure courses and climbing, etc. For those who want some culture, don't hesitate to visit the archaeological museum and the Notre Dame de la Victoire Basilica.
In the heart of the town you will find numerous shops, cinemas, restaurants and bars.