What to see in France

Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël: your camping destination this summer?

Coucher de soleil sur la Méditerranée
Coucher de soleil sur la Méditerranée


Situated in the south of France on the French Riviera and close to the Mediterranean, the communes of Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël also have in common that they are today the cultural centre of the south-east Var. A little more than three kilometres away from each other, these seaside resorts offer a large number of campsites for your holidays.

Fréjus and Saint-Raphaël are two complementary cities and a visit to one without the other seems absurd. Together they offer around thirty campsites ranging from one to five stars to make your stay in these two superb seaside resorts in the south of France easier.

Discover Fréjus

It is first and foremost a town with a history of over 2000 years, one of the first in France to have benefited from a municipal archaeological service in the early 1980s, which was essential for the discovery of the greatest concentration of remains of the ancient and medieval past. The Forum Lulii Theatre, located near the Gate of Rome and built in the first century AD, is the finest proof of this.

Monuments and natural landscapes

The Villa Aurélienne is a neo-Palladian-style residence which hosts cultural events, exhibitions and sometimes concerts. Built in 1889 and belonging to the town of Fréjus for thirty years, you will be sensitive to its beauty, all the more so as it is situated in the middle of a 24-hectare park, housing a botanical garden composed of several varieties of Mediterranean plants where the colours change according to the season as well as the time of day. A visit that can be enjoyed by the whole family.

Conceived by Cocteau in 1963, the year of his death, the Notre-Dame-de-Jérusalem Chapel, called the Cocteau Chapel, whose architecture and decoration remain faithful to the artist, is an amazing place to discover also in Fréjus.


Massif de l'Esterel
Massif de l'Esterel© Thinkstock


Saint-Raphaël and its assets

It is to the south-east of Fréjus and at the foot of the Esterel Massif that we find the town of Saint-Raphaël, which benefits and enjoys an exceptional geographical location.

Its territory offers you a 35-kilometre seafront along which there are five ports but also creeks, beaches, creeks and the Esterel forest massif with 45 kilometres of footpaths and 100 kilometres of mountain bike circuits... ideal for the most sporty holidaymakers!

The creeks here can be discovered by canoe, kayak and even by "underwater vision" boat, a very fun way to go for a walk and appreciated by children.

The town of Saint-Raphaël also offers catamaran and optimist courses for children from 8 years old. The Jardin des Mers also welcomes children from 6 years old.

Family excursions are available to the beautiful Lerins Islands and Port Cros.

Finally, it is highly recommended to climb to the top of the Rastel which dominates the bay on the bay of Agay. You will be offered, from there, a breathtaking panorama!



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