things to see
your hotel

Visit Saint-Raphael and its surroundings by foot or a few minutes away by car depending on the hotel where you are staying.

Casino Barrière Saint-Raphaël and its boutiques

A gambling casino and so much more…  It’s also a lounge bar, a restaurant with an all-you-can-eat buffet, live music, boutiques…  We love its superb terrace overlooking the old port to have a drink while admiring the sunset.

Old port of Saint-Raphaël and its restaurants

From traditional fishing boats to luxurious yachts ; more than a stroll, an air of liberty.  You can choose from an array of options for lunch and dinner in the restaurants lining the old port of Saint-Raphael.  This is where you embark for the sea excursions going to Saint-Tropez, Sainte Marguerite island or the Esterel calanques.

L’île d’or and diving spots et les spots de plongée

An island between sea and sky… and part of the 60 most beautiful French heritage sites.  Won during a poker game, with a self-proclamed king, the island has been a source of inspiration for the famous comic book author Hergé for his album “Tintin and the Black island”.  For diving fans, an unmissable spot!  

Notre-Dame basilica and the pedestrian zone

A small church that became a basilica in 2004 by the will of the Vatican.  Notre-Dame de la Victoire, at the heart of Saint-Raphael and its pretty, shaded pedestrian streets.  Nice human-sized shops will welcome you with a smile.

The beaches of Saint-Raphaël the seafront and its night market

Fine sand beaches, pebble beaches, small coves and wild calanques, Saint-Raphael offers a large choice over 36 km.  If you privilege comfort and want to be pampered, private beaches with mattresses and parasols can be found near all of the hotels.  On the seafront and at Agay, during the summer season, you will find a night market every night from 7 to 11pm.  

Bonaparte garden Saint-Raphaël labelled Imperial city for its Napoleonic history

A pretty, peaceful haven to take a serene break during your stay.  The children will find play areas while the parents admire the stunning view on the Frejus and Saint-Raphael Bay.  At the foot of this magnificent place, you will find a Ferris wheel to take you up higher to admire a 360° view, and a tourist train to discover the beauty of our territory.

The Esterel with its red rocks and hiking trails

For lovers of nature and hiking, the Esterel massif offers numerous routes on foot or by mountain bike, with breath-taking viewpoints on the marvelous Mediterranean.  The road of the Corniche d’Or which follows the coast is one of the most beautiful in France.

The museum Louis de Funès and the historical center

Louis de Funes has made us laugh until we cry during his long career as an actor with 140 films and series.  This museum is an homage to his fabulous journey as a comedian but also to the man he was away from the cameras.  A museum that will please and intrigue people of all ages.

in our beautiful region around Saint-Raphael

An invitation to travel in different universes for a stay rich in emotions, discoveries and high in color.

4 km away

City of Art and History

This beautiful neighboring city is a mix of historical heritage and modernity.  If you wish to discover its 2000 years of history, guided visited by the Tourism Office are a rich and fascinating experience.

Tip: mention that you are vacationing in the hotels of Saint-Raphael, you will get a reduced rate and it’s free for children under 12.

For a nature break, go for a stroll in the Villepey ponds, natural protected area ressembling a “little Camargue”, to the Nature Base, green lung of Frejus or the Areca parc where the vegetation rules.


55 km away

The perfume capital of the world

A city with the scent of rose de Mai and jasmine where you can live a unique experience, creating your own perfume.

The know-how of the Grasse perfumeries is inscribed as a Unesco immaterial cultural heritage.

Balcony on the Mediterranean, its magnificent viewpoints are breath-taking.

42 km away

Cinema capital of the world

Like the big screen except the star is you !  Stroll on the Croisette, climb the stairs of the Palais des Festivals. A destination of dreams, always and forever…

Since 1946 Cannes is in the spotlight and if you are staying in our hotels of Saint-Raphael, we recommend you experience for a day the special ambiance the film festival brings.

The superb yachts, palaces, boutiques, luxury brands, the glitter.  Cannes is not only that – as you wander in the Suquet neighborhood, you will be agreeably surprised and charmed by its authentic side.

39 km away

Mythical city

In all countries, you often hear the comparison : it’s the Saint-Tropez of…  It’s incredible how this little fishing village has seduced the entire world.  As you wander its small streets or on the Saint-Tropez port, you could cross your favorite star since many choose to spend their vacations here, following our French cinema icon Brigitte Bardot who first came in 1958.

Climb up to the citadel and take the time to visit the museum of cinema and police during your escapade.

The epicureans must try a piece of delicious “tarte Tropézienne”. If you can’t get enough, you can find in the center of Saint-Raphael a pastry shop with the same unique recipe.

During the summer season, we recommend that you go by blue boat departing the old port of Saint-Raphael.

Fayence region
37 km away

Hilltop villages

There are nine villages perched on the hilltops - Fayence, Callian, Mons, Tourrettes, Tanneron, Montauroux, Saint-Paul-en-Forêt, Seillans and Bagnols en forêt.

Situated in the Var hinterland, far from the effervescence of the seaside, a retour to the source where we take our time.  They each have their own specificities, such as Seillans labelled one of the prettiest villages of France.

On the road, the Saint Cassien lake when you can stop off on the way there or back.

Verdon gorges
97 km away

Grand Canyon of Europe

In the Alpes de Hautes Provence region you will pass an extraordinary day.  You will marvel at the emerald blue water of the Verdon.

Hiking, canoe and kayak, rafting, canyoning for an active day; pedalboats and village visits for a feast for the eyes and a relaxing day... Your choice!


Lérins islands
Cannes bay

Two ambiances

A few minutes away by boat from Cannes, the Saint-Honorat and Sainte-Marguerite islands (the larger of the two).  So different you will have to choose.

Our preference is Sainte-Marguerite with its new underwater ecomuseum, bring your mask and tuba!

The museum of the Iron Mask and Fort Royal if you want a cultural break after the beach.


Îles d'Or
104 km away

Garanteed escape

According to the legend, three sisters, all three beautiful. Porquerolles, Port-Cros and Le Levant departing from the Giens peninsula.

A day which you will remember among your best vacation souvenirs.

The wildest is Port-Cros, the prettiest beach in Europe is in Porquerolles and for naturists direction Le Levant.