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In the countryside; Among nature; Near water
At the southern end of St Tropez, on the coast road.
Seaside resort set against the Corniche des Maures, in an area luscious with Mediterranean greenery.
The village La Croix Valmer has managed to conserve its character and tradition despite the many tourists that have passed through here. 220 hectares of natural park in a protected environment make this an enticing area for holiday makers. Many magnificent paths along the sea front offer plenty of remarkable walks for the active and nearby St Tropez and Sainte Maxime watersports galore.
7 natural fine sandy beaches stretch along 6 km of coastline with a long-standing reputation for quality swimming.
Environnement : Facing the sea, 2 km from the beach, shops and leisure activities, in a quiet residential area, near the Maures forest.
PLACES TO VISIT:
Gassin. 6 km. Beautiful hilltop village with a maze of winding streets and ancient houses, overlooking vineyards, woods and the gulf of St Tropez.
Ramatuelle. 10 km. Idyllic hilltop village with popular street markets. Also famous for its jazz and theatre festivals held in July and August.
Port Grimaud. 10 km. Charming Venetian-style and traffic-free village with pretty waterways and numerous moorings for sophisticated yachts.
St Tropez. 15 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 mythic 5 km-long Plage de Pampelonne.
THINGS TO DO:
Azur Park, Gassin. 8 km. Theme park. Over 28 exciting rides for the young and not so young, a tropical mini golf taking you on a trip in the land of dinosaurs!
Eau Bleue Plongée, Cavalaire. 8 km. Diving. On board a comfortable boat, a guide will take you to discover the most beautiful underwater world between St Tropez and the Iles d'Or. Cavalaire is often considered as the 2nd best diving centre on the Mediterranean after Marseille.
Niagara, La Môle. 18 km. Waterpark. Situated on the side of a hill, amidst oak trees, this waterpark includes 7 giant waterslides, several swimming pools, a fitness area and a climbing wall. A paradise for the children and for the grown-ups alike who will also enjoy the sauna and jacuzzi.
Golf de Ste Maxime, Ste Maxime. 20 km. Golf course. 18 holes Par 72 - 6130m. Facing the gulf of St Tropez in undulating countryside and with several greens overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Ste Maxime golf course is a spectacular and technical course.
Ste Maxime. 17 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.
Bormes les Mimosas. 30 km. Beautiful and picturesque medieval village set in the hills above the coast.
Fréjus. 40 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.
Iles d'Hyères. 45 km. Group of islands off the coast from Hyères, which includes the islands of Porquerolles, Le Levant and Port Cros (National Park). The 3 car-free islands together form a rare and beautiful environment, one of the loveliest in France. Boat crossings from Hyères, Giens peninsula, Le Lavandou, Toulon.
HOW TO GET THERE:
Low cost flights from UK to Nice (95mn), Marseille (2 hrs).