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Saint-RaphaelFrance

Hiking and scuba diving are among the many activities in this coastal town with sandy beaches at the core of the Côte d’Azur.

Lighting up the heart of the French Riviera is the lively and scenic resort town of Saint-Raphaël. It has a set of fascinating archaeological sites and exhibits that add grace to the glamor of the gorgeous beaches and port area. Go hiking through the outskirts of the town to appreciate its green hills, rocky bluffs and views of the Mediterranean Sea.

Sign up for a scuba outing and dive with the colorful fish in the clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea. Swim from shallow sandy bottoms to depths of 160 feet (50 meters) and explore a sunken minesweeper near Le Lion de Mer. Back on the mainland, learn about the history of Le Dramont, where World War II landing operations took place. Relax on the beach to enjoy the hot, sunny summers and inspect the ruins of the 16th-century watchtower.

Head to the center of the town, which is anchored by the Vieux Port and its Jardin Bonaparte park. Stroll along the piers and admire the lavish yachts. Ride the Grande Roue de Saint Raphaël, a large Ferris wheel overlooking the harbor. Admire the façade of the Basilique Notre-Dame de la Victoire, with its grandiose dome and Moorish features. Try your luck on the slot machines at the adjacent Grand Casino, Casino Barrière.

The stunning scenery in the outskirts enhances golf experiences. Bring your clubs to Valescure for the Valescure Golf Club, a 19th-century course inaugurated by British aristocrats. You can also play tennis in this picturesque setting. Get a closer look at the region’s dramatic cliffs by hiking along the coastal paths of nearby Agay.

Find this scenic resort town jutting out from the Côte d’Azur, between Cannes and Saint-Tropez. Ride the train along the coast to the Saint-Raphaël-Valescure Station or get a taxi from neighboring Fréjus.

Saint-Raphaël has wonderful coastal scenery and a lively harbor area.

Where to stay in Saint-Raphael

Top Hotels in Saint-Raphael

Sea Agay Effect With Private Jacuzzi and Sea View
Sea Agay Effect With Private Jacuzzi and Sea View
Saint-Raphael, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
The price is $193 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in Agay, this romantic apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Plage d'Agay and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Esterel Massif. Plage du Pourrousset and Agay ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Tout était parfait merci beaucoup

"Je remercie de tout mon cœur Magali tout était parfait l’accueil parfait tout parfait merciii"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

Sea Agay Effect With Private Jacuzzi and Sea View
Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina
Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina
4 out of 5
30 place de la Marina, Saint-Raphael, Var
The price is $91 per night from Feb 13 to Feb 14

Situated in Saint-Raphael, this beach hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Saint Raphael convention center and Saint-Raphael Beach. Frejus Beach is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) ...

4.1/5Very Good! (409 reviews)
First class marina hotel.

"One of the best Best Westerns that I've stayed at! Nice, clean, well appointed two storey hotel, based around a good sized swimming pool. Decent sized bedrooms with excellent air conditioning (it was 30+ degrees during our stay) and balcony. Good bathroom/shower etc. Parking immediately outside the ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2020

Best Western Plus Hotel La Marina
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences La Tour de Mare
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences La Tour de Mare
3 out of 5
566 Via Aurelia, Frejus, Var
The price is $51 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated in Frejus, this eco-friendly residence is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Indochina War Memorial and within 3 mi (5 km) of Esterel Massif and Frejus Beach. Roman ...

4/5Very Good! (181 reviews)

"In the middle of no where quite swiming pool closed"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences La Tour de Mare
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Vacation Rentals in Saint-Raphael

Sea Agay Effect With Private Jacuzzi and Sea View
Sea Agay Effect With Private Jacuzzi and Sea View
Saint-Raphael, Provence - Alpes - Cote d'Azur
The price is $193 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25

Located in Agay, this romantic apartment building is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Plage d'Agay and 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Esterel Massif. Plage du Pourrousset and Agay ...

4.7/5Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Tout était parfait merci beaucoup

"Je remercie de tout mon cœur Magali tout était parfait l’accueil parfait tout parfait merciii"…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2019

Sea Agay Effect With Private Jacuzzi and Sea View
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences La Tour de Mare
Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences La Tour de Mare
3 out of 5
566 Via Aurelia, Frejus, Var
The price is $51 per night from Jan 21 to Jan 22

Situated in Frejus, this eco-friendly residence is 0.9 mi (1.4 km) from Indochina War Memorial and within 3 mi (5 km) of Esterel Massif and Frejus Beach. Roman ...

4/5Very Good! (181 reviews)

"In the middle of no where quite swiming pool closed"…"

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Zenitude Hôtel-Résidences La Tour de Mare
Résidence Soleil Vacances les Chênes Verts
Résidence Soleil Vacances les Chênes Verts
3 out of 5
32 35 Route de la Corniche, Saint-Raphael, Var
The price is $57 per night from Feb 6 to Feb 7

With direct access to the beach, this Saint-Raphael residence is next to a golf course and within 2 mi (3 km) of Saint Raphael convention center, Saint-Raphael ...

3.8/5Good! (43 reviews)

"This park of rental apartments was taken over recently by Vacance soleil. They renamed it to "résidence club" to give the impression that it's more than a rental apartment. It's not. The apartments are ok but old fashioned (with only some newly build) and the swimmingpool is way to small for the ..."…"

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2018

Résidence Soleil Vacances les Chênes Verts
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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Reviews of Saint-Raphael

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Sep 22, 2019

Terrific

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Jul 2, 2019

Beautiful little town on the French Riviera and close to everything! Close to Monaco, Italy, and St. Tropez!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jun 15, 2019

It has a nice beach.

4/5 - Good

Diana

Aug 26, 2018

Great beach. A little far from the highway so access to the cities takes a while, but definitely worth it!

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