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In the City; Among nature; Near water
Saint Raphaël is situated 40 km from Cannes, between the Gulfs of La Napoule and Saint Tropez, at the foot of the Estérel mountain and Fayence county, 3 km from the beaches of St Raphaël Boulouris.
Environnement : In a residential area near Valescure golf course.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Fréjus. 6 km. Seaside resort, ancient military port and Roman city, with a rich and impressive historical and architectural heritage. Some stunning scattered Roman remains can still be seen including one of the largest amphitheatres from Gallic times and a Roman theatre still in use for summer events.
Théoule sur Mer. 30 km. Charming seaside resort nestling in a small cove at the foot of the Estérel mountain with red rocky inlets and beautiful sandy beaches shaded by exotic palm trees and majestic parasol pines.
Ste Maxime. 30 km. Fashionable and elegant seaside resort with old cobbled streets, designer boutiques, excellent restaurants, colourful port and a choice of beautiful sandy beaches. Boats across the bay to St Tropez.
St Cassien lake. 30 km. Beautiful lake with clean water and small beaches, and lovely place for windsurfing and other watersports. Ideal to cool off on a hot day!!!
THINGS TO DO:
Golf de L'Estérel, St Raphaël. 3 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 71- 5825m. American style course in the heart of the Massif de l'Estérel with great views over the Mediterranean Sea.
Aqualand, Fréjus. 8 km. Waterpark. Fantastic waterpark with a great number of water rides for the whole family, including the largest wave pool in Europe and the huge Twin-Twister water slide. Not for the faint hearted!
Parc Zoologique, Fréjus. 12 km. Animal park. Enjoy a walk or drive through this 20 hectare park where you will discover over 130 animal species from all 5 continents, ranging from the smallest, the Cotton Top Tamarin to the biggest, the Asian Elephant.
Le Jardin de César et Léonie, Le Muy. 25 km. Horse riding, Tree top adventure park. For great thrills in all security, up to 12m in height. Different trails for all abilities and ages and a lovely way to discover the forest. Also pony and horse rides available. At Les Folies de Léonie, there is free access to a giant playground under parents’ supervision.
Callian. 35 km. Small but charming medieval village with its own castle and winding streets. Starting place for many hikes and walks.
Fayence. 40 km. Much visited hill top fortified village, between sea and mountains and surrounded by picturesque Provencal countryside. Also renowned for its gliding centre, often considered the best in Europe.
St Tropez. 40 km. Authentic fishing village but also trendy and glamorous seaside resort and favourite holiday spot for the rich and famous. Fantastic night life, exquisite restaurants, chic boutiques, delightful old quarters, glorious beaches including the famous 5 km-long Plage de Pampelonne.
Cannes. 40 km. Beachside resort with its large promenade, chic boutiques, restaurants, bars, shops and festivals including the famous Cannes film festival in May each year. A walk along the “Croisette”, harbour and sandy beaches is a must.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Nice (1 hr), Marseille (1 hr 45mn).
Sea: St Raphaël 3 km
Doctor: 2 km
Town centre: 3 km
Hospital: 6 km
Golf: 3 km
Night-club: 3 km
Horse riding: 1000m.