Saint-Raphaël, an official beach resort, has an extraordinary geological situation at the border of the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Esterel mountains. Thanks to the 36 km of coast, the town is a paradise for watersport fanatics (diving, sailing, fishing, kayaking...) but also for families who want to enjoy the beach under the warm sun of the Var.
Located between the charming cities of Cannes and Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphaël can also boast of being an enchanting place with its title of seaside resort acquired since 1878. Located at the foot of the famous Esterel massif, the city of Saint-Raphaël stands out for the diversification of each of its districts, but also for its Mediterranean coastline, bordering a distance of 36 km. To visit this charming city or camp in Saint-Raphaël, Camping Les Pêcheurs in Roquebrune-sur-Argens offers you calm and relaxing accommodation, which goes hand in hand with its reputation as a 4-star campsite.
By visiting Saint-Raphaël, young and old can enjoy a wide range of activities, thanks to the characteristic assets of the seaside resort. On the seaside, you can't choose from thirty attractive beaches, each with its own unique charm, from those dotted with fine sand and pebbles to those with coves and caves. In the open sea, let yourself be tempted by water sports such as diving and water skiing, or opt for small swimming and sea trips, or why not boat trips. Not to mention of course light sailing, windsurfing, sea kayaking, canoeing and more.
For those who prefer to have their feet on the ground, especially hiking enthusiasts, it is always in Saint-Raphaël that access to the Sentier du Littoral, better known in the past as the "Sentier des douaniers", is opened. Riding fans will also be more than delighted with the 100 km of riding tracks. For cyclists, confirmed or not, it is in the Esterel massif that they can pedal at full speed on 100 km of mountain bike tours. Otherwise, climbing, archery, and even tennis are also included in the sports and leisure package. If you want a bonus on all these activities with family and friends, come and visit the place, either in mid-February, with the mimosa festival, in July with the jazz festival, or in December with the light festivals.
But Saint-Raphaël does not stop there. For culture lovers, plan time to visit this city rich in history. First of all, on the side of the old town, a guided tour organised by the Tourist Office introduces visitors to part of the city's historical and cultural heritage, including the old ramparts of the 14th century. Then, the Romanesque Church of Saint-Rafeu, surrounded by the "village district", from the top of its tower, offers a breathtaking view of the Esterel. On boulevard Félix-Martin, the Basilica of Notre Dame de la Victoire is an emblematic building with a façade representing the Archangel Raphael. Concerning the Bonaparte garden, it is above all the roof of the car park that seems the most interesting, especially for children with playgrounds; but it is just as pleasant for everyone, with a breathtaking view over the bay and the old port. The path of the coastal path alone leads you to discover the Baumette lighthouse, the beaches of Le Boulouris and Le Dramont, the small port of Le Poussaï, the semaphore of Le Dramont and the bay of Agay. There is also the famous winding road known as the Corniche d'or, which links Saint-Raphaël and Cannes by the sea. Finally, the city centre, the markets, Valescure and its golf course, the Archaeological Museum, and much more, represent a mixture of the modern and ancient sides of the city.